Message of His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch

Today, Serbia leads one of the greatest battles in its history to save its soul and defend its Holy Land Kosovo and Metohija.

The momentous question is being resolved today in the Hague. Whatever the solution is going to be enacted, we must carry on our fight that with the negotiations we come to the most appropriate solution for Kosovo and Metohija, which will be acceptable to Serbs and Albanians, in order to live together in peace and prosperity and have a safe future.

Serbian factions united

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand has declared the dispute between factions at Wodonga's Serbian Orthodox Church over during a visit to the city. Bishop Irinej conducted services at the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in High Street on Saturday.

Patriarch IRINEJ in area of Zapadna Morava

On Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, 2010 in the area of Zapadna Morava, His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy, consecrated a church, parish home and visited several monasteries and churches and he spent a really nice time with his people.

Receptions in the Serbian Patriarchate - July 16, 2010

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today, on July 16, 2010 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade in separate meetings following delegations: the Serbian cultural circle which has the seat in Paris, Novi Sad and Banjaluka; the Organization of families of the captured, missing and killed civilians of the Republic of Srpska with a seat in Samac; and the Association of the families of the missing and dead persons in Krajina and Croatia.

Bishop Joanikije served on remains of an old church

Few years ago, at a foot of the mountain of Komova, few kilometres from Andrejevica, in the village of Kosutic, remains of an old church were uncovered at the site called Namastir. It is a very old church, which belongs to the oldest churches so far discovered in Polimlje, which do not exist in the area of our diocese. The church was probably from the fifth or sixth century. It is assumed that this was once a seat of the diocese. On July 15, this year, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic with priests served the Divine Liturgy at the foundations of this church.

Receptions in Belgrade Patriarchate, July 15, 2010

His Holiness Patriarch IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Monsignor Orlando Antonini, Apostolic nuncio in Belgrade.

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch met today with Mrs. Vera Matic, the secretary of the Bible Society of Serbia, who presented Tony Crook, Secretary General of the Bible Society,  to Serbian First Hierarch.