Serbian Patriarch meets with Serbian diplomats

Serbian Patriarch meets with Serbian diplomats
Serbian Patriarch meets with Serbian diplomats
Serbian Patriarch meets with Serbian diplomats
Serbian Patriarch meets with Serbian diplomats

Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations and the Consulate General of our country in New York 

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited todat the Permanent mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations, where he was cordially welcomed by Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Milan Milanovic with the staff of this institution. His Holiness was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of East America and presbyter Vladimir Vranic. The same day, Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited also the Consulate General of our country in New York. Mrs. Mirjana  Zivkovic, Consul General, and Mr. Goran Savic, Consul, with associates organized a nice reception for His Holiness on the premises of the Serbian Consulate. 

Patriarch Irinej addresses UN at the invitation of Jeremic

At the initiative of the President of General Assembly of United Nations Vuk Jeremic  "High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace" to be held  today at the seat of the world organization in New York, at which one of participants will be Serbian Patriarch Irinej. 

This one-day event will be a opportunity for UN member states, political and religious leaders, as well as government organizations to consider how one could improve tolerance, culture of dialogue and mutual respect in international community. . The conference will consist of ministry segment and three interactive panel, and besides Serbian Patriarch, the meeting will be adressed by president of the Islamic Society of North America Sayyid Syeed, as well as rabi Eli Abadi. 

Haghia Sophia: The First Great Martyr of Christian Art and Architecture

It all started with the Church of Haghia Sophia in Nicaea. Then Haghia Sophia in Trabzon. Both of these glorious Byzantine churches – which functioned for many decades as museums – have now been turned into mosques, a harsh reminder of their forced conversion centuries ago. And this in accordance with recent sudden decisions by modern political authorities.

Meeting of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue in Novi Sad

The official regular session of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) to be held between 4-11 September 2013 in Novi Sad

Hosted by the Serbian Orthodox Church, this significant convention which summons more than 30  notable dignitaries, professors and theologians from both Churches is being held in a congress hall of the hotel Centar in Novi Sad, being organized by the Diocese of Backa. The topic of this year’s theological dialogue, as well as during former regular conventions of the International Commission, is the issue of identity and meaning of human being in Jesus Christ including also the relation of the Christian anthropology towards burning questions of the modern age such as, for instance, questions of bioethics, genetic engineering, sex identity, euthanasia, ecology or issues  related to social-political sphere and human rights, and the issues of hunger, inequality, slavery, wars between peoples, nations and countries, changes in psychological structures of individuals and families exposed to marginalization, loneliness, violence, drugs, and other media propaganda.

Patriarch Irinej to speak at UN on Friday

Upon the invitation of Mr. Vuk Jeremic, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will speak at the United Nations in New York on Friday, August 6th 2013. He is also expected to meet  UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon.