Communique of the Diocesan Council of the Orthodox Church in Montenegro

After conciliar Holy Hierarchal Liturgy served in the crypt of the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica and participation in a formal St. Simeon's  procession from the Church to Nemanja's town on the Ribnica, place of birth of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Diocesan Council of the Orthodox Church in Montenegro held its session at the temple of the Resurrection.

The Diocesan Council thanked for the brotherly visit and participation in the ceremony to Their Graces Bishops Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Jovan of Shumadia, Sava of Slavonia, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo(the Archbishopric of Ohrid), as well as priesthood from their and other dioceses.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia meets with Mr. Ivica Dacic, Minister of Internal Affairs

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received the first vicepresident of the Government of the Republic of Serbia - Deputy Prime Minister of the Government and Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Ivica Dacic.

During the conversation the importance of the Serbian Church was stressed and place that had in our society. Minister Dacic pointed out promptness of the Serbian police to help the Church within its jurisdiction, as well as during organization of the international celebration of the anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which ought to be organized in Nish. The theme of the conversation was also a protection of the monuments of culture and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohia by the representatives of the international community.

Communique - February 27, 2010

A great deal of our media published these days news that no more no less than seventeen bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church asked for calling of a extraordinary Assembly so as to discuss there about events in the Diocese of Raska and Prizren.

Actually it is a rough misinformation - one of many within this theme - which was launched by someone unkown, and everyone else started repeating it, uncritically, not even checking the news at the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church or the services of the Holy Synod. No bishop has formally asked for the convocation of extraordinary Assembly, but many, virtually all, were interested - and they are still interested in - for the development of the situation because everyone, without exception, in the first place care about peace and love , good order and unity in our Church.

Delegation of the Spanish Congress in the Serbian Patriarchate

Today at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has received in an official visit a delegation of the Congress of Spain, led by president H.E. José Bono Martínez and H.E. Iñigo de Palacio España, the Ambassador of Spain in Serbia.

Bishop Artemije accepts the decisions of the Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church

I am willing to accept the decisions of the Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, although I do not agree with them, said Bishop Artemije in his first public address since his dismissal from the administration of the diocese. Bishop Artemije called for unity in the Church.

Bishop Artemije said in Gračanica that he accepts the decisions of the Synod of the SOC, although he does not agree with them, in the expectation that the Assembly of the SOC will adopt the most suitable solution with respect to his dismissal and possible abuses in the operation of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren.

On the eve of Patron Saint's Day of the patriarchal chapel of St. Simeon

His Grace vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served last evening, on February 25 2010, Grand compline with Five-bread vessel and Morning service in the chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the Court of the Serbian Patriarchate.

The service, besides His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, also was attended prayerfully by lots of pious people of the capital. Today, on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the Patriarchate chapel His Holiness will serve Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 9 a.m.