Communique

For days a group of monks of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, which do not recognize the religious order and the decision of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church on February 13, 2010. and who are placed under the canonical prohibition, together with some like-minded, and led by monk Antonije Davidovic of Black River, against whom is run the religious and legal process, distrubute throughout cities in Serbia and in some monasteries an article titled Appeal of the clergy, monks and faithful church people to the Sacred Church Council of the SOC and collect signatures of support.

Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) participated the commemoration on the occasion of tragedy in Poland

His Grace Bishop Atanasije, Vicar of Patriarch, with the blessing and on behalf of Holy Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, attended the commemoration of the suffered Poles in a plane crash, held in Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary. Grace expressed then his condolences to the Polish Ambassador and the entire Polish nation.

Among the suffered was also Archbishop Miron with the clerics of the Polish Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia will serve a memorial service to Archbishop, the orthodox clerics and believers who died, on Saturday at 12am in the Cathedral church, in Belgrade.

Plenum Session of the Patriarchate Governing Board of the SOC

Today at the Patriarchate chapel in Belgrade His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Patriarch of Serbia, served epiclesis before a regular annual Plenum session of the of the Patriarchate Governing Board of the  SOC. The epiclesis was attended by Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and all members who participate in the session. After the end of the epiclesis the regular annual session started.

The Session was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia in a presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, the director of the PGB, and other officers of legal and financial services of the PGB.

Metropolitan Jovan meets with ambassador of France in Croatia

Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana received a visit of Mr. Јеrоме Pаsquiеr, the ambassador of France in the Republic of Croatia. The theme of this meeting was a situation of the SOC and its people in Croatia.

Meeting of His Beatitude Theodoros II and Archbishop Leon of Karelia and All Finland

On 13th April 2010, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa warmly welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Leon of Karelia and All Finland to the centuries-old Holy Monastery of St George in Old Cairo. Immediately following the visit to the Church of the Holy Monastery, His Beatitude thanked His Eminence for his contribution to the missionary work in Africa, especially the Holy Metropolis of Kenya.