Communique of Diocese of Dalmatia regarding announcement on foundation of so-called "HOC"

News that yesterday in Zadar (12.03.2010) was an announcement on the establishment of the so-called "Croatian Orthodox Church" caused anxiety for the clergy and the Orthodox Serbs in Croatia. It is known that the HOC was formed in 1942 in the time of the fascist and Ustashe regime of Ante Pavelic in the NDH (Independent State of Croatia). Then the Pavelic's regime committed genocide against the Serbian, Jewish and Roma people in the NDH, and the goal of the phantom HOC was to destroy every trace of existence of the Orthodoxy and the Orthodox Serbs in this region.

The Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian people have been living for centuries in the region of Dalmatia, as it is evident and confirmed the best by its parish churches and monasteries, which were built between XIII to XV century and represent a significant cultural heritage, which as such, is under the protection of the competent institutions of the Croatian state.

Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at Krka Monastery

On the Forth Sunday of Lent, on March 14, 2010, His Holiness Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at St. Archangel's Krka Monastery . During the sermon he pointed out the significance of the achievement and repentance, and particularly the participation in the Holy Eucharist through receiving sacrament with the Body and Blood of Christ.

Liturgical gathering in the church of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served on March 14, 2010 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos in Belgrade. Receiving of Holy Sacraments was attended by lots of youngest parishioners, their parents and the faithful people of the capital.

Order of St. Sava presented to Prof. Dr Afksendyios Kalangos

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia presented today, on March 12, 2010, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, to Professor Dr. Afksendyios Kalangos from Geneva the Order of St. Sava of the First Degree. The highest distinction of our Holy Church was given to professor Kalangos in the presence of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka, a member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Protopresbyter-Staurophor Sava Jovic, the Secretary General of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic and Crown Princess Katherine, and members of the Crown Council, Messrs Dragomir Acovic and academician Matija Beckovic.

Session of the Committee for marking 60 years since death of Patriarch Gavrilo Dozic

Yesterday in the Patriarchal court, presided by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia , the first session of the Committee for marking 60 years since death of the Serbian Patriarch Gavrilo Dozic (1881-1950).

Communique of Diocese of Raska-Prizren

The Orthodox Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija has proven information that monk of Crna Reka Antonije Davidovic, for whom the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church repeatedly asked to be punished for his church-destroying and non monk behavior, and who is now finally placed under the authority of the church body, currently is located in the areas of Orahovac and Velika Hoca, where he talk to people against Patriarch and the Church and brings doubt with numerous delusional stories, supposedly protecting Bishop Artemije. Davidovic in this way with these methods also seek a support for himself, because he is under the church procedure.