Great and Holy Friday in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served today an evening service with the procession of the Holy Shroud, with the concelebration of His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.

The service was attended by Mr. Boris Tadic, the President of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, Adviser to the President of the Republic; Professor Dr Bogoljub Sijakovic, the minister of Faith of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Dragan Churovic, the state secretary in the Ministry of Faith of the RS; as well as the pious people of the Serbian capital.

Patriarchal Paschal Encyclical 2010

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2010

By the grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian
Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the
clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy
and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit,
with the joyous Paschal greeting:


Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served in the Cathedral Church

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Liturgy of Basil the Great on Great and Holy Thursday in the Cathedral church with a beginning at 9am. Lots of children partook of the Holy Bread at the Holy Liturgy.

Telegram of condolence of Patriarch of Serbia regarding death of Bishop Josef Homeyer

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia sent to His Eminence Cardinal Walter Casper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; His Excellency Archbishop Orlando Antonini, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See in Serbia; and His Grace Mr. Norbert Trelle, Bishop of Hildesheim, a telegram of condolence regarding the death in Lord of Bishop Josef Homeyer of blessed repose, bearer of the St Sava order and sincere friend of the Serbian people.

Patriarch Bartholomew: Proclamation for Pascha 2010

By the Grace of God,
Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome
and Ecumenical Patriarch,
To all the Faithful of the Church:
Grace, mercy, and peace from Christ the Savior Risen in Glory

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Beloved brothers and sisters, dear children in the Lord,

Christ is Risen!

Once again, the sacred day of Pascha has dawned in full delight and splendor, dispersing joy, comfort, gladness and assurance of life to all faithful, despite the heavy atmosphere that prevails in our world on account of the multidimensional crisis with all its familiar painful consequences for our daily life.