The SOC participates in a selection of cyrillic internet domain of Serbia

On the proposal of The Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names (RNIDS) that, regarding the activities of determining the Cyrillic domain that our country will use on the Internet network,  except representatives of other important and relevant institutions of our society, the Serbian Orthodox Church also participates, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC for representatives in the working group for the selection of Serbian Cyrillic Internet domain delegated deacon Oliver Subotic, theologian and information scientist,  the head of the Center for the study and use of modern technologies

Bishop Teodosije receives high delegation of the Italian Parliament

His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan has received today at the Visoki Dechani Monastery a high delegation of the Italian Parliament. Mr. Stefano Stefani, the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Parliament, led the delegation.

Bishops Atanasije and Teodosije served the Liturgy in Velika Hoca

The Administrator of the Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Diocese Bishop Atanasije has served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr in Velika Hoča together with Bishop Teodosije and the clergy of the Diocese. Bishop Atanasije spoke in his sermon on the Fest of St. Gregory Palamas, the meaning of the Christian life, the Holy Communion and the Liturgical community in the Church of Christ. Many children and the faithful received the Holy Communion.


The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church has decided that the enthronement ceremony of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, originally planned for April 25, 2010 of this year, be postponed to the fall. The new date has not yet been determined, and the public will be informed about it on time.

The reason for delay is lack of time available for an adequate organizational and logistical preparation of this important spiritual event, as well as a need that distinguished guests, local and from the world, have the opportunity to respond, and not because of the short time they cannot not do it.

Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church


Delivers: Bishop Irinej of Bachka, m.p.
Belgrade, March 1, 2010

Visit of Minister Vuk Jeremic to the Serbian Patriarchate

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has received today, on March 1, 2010 in a working visit Mr. Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. The meeting was attended by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka, member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC, and His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.

Fr John Behr’s Homily at Westchester Pan-Orthodox Vespers

Members of the St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary community attended the Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (2/21/10), celebrated this year at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Yonkers. The SVS contingent very much appreciated the hospitality showed by V. Rev. Jaroslav Sudick and his parish community. V. Rev. John Behr (SVS Dean) gave the Homily this evening. This is what he said...

"Today, the first Sunday in Lent, is known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy. This isn't just a general reference to orthodoxy, and it is not a congratulatory pat on the back after getting through the first week of Lent!