160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing Society

160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing  Society
160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing  Society
160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing  Society
160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing  Society

Honoring the 160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing Society, the
Cathedral Church in Belgrade organized the New Year’s charitable concert of
spiritual and national music at Dom Sindikata.

The First Belgrade Singing Society was founded in 1853 and its rich history
tells the story of national and cultural creation of our country and represents
the spiritual and artistic source of the Serbian modern music. Supported by the
Serbian Orthodox Church and under the patronage of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian
Patriarch, this oldest choir is the royal ambassador of Serbian culture.

"Struggle for the faith"

A group of priests from Cacak, in their disagreement with the regulations of the Church and the spiritual authority of the leadership in the Church, have formed an electronic forum known as “Borba za veru” (“Struggle for the faith”), so that by means of this site they might allow the public to know of their opposition to the Serbian Church. Here we must instantly cite the words of the Apostle Paul from Holy Scripture which are compulsory to all, which state: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves” (Rom. 13:1-2). This was said during the time of pagan rule. It was meant directly for the governing rulers, and all the more to the spiritual, church rulers. What rulers are these? The Church is, by succession from Christ our Lord, apostolic. And by its conformation, through the Apostles, it is episcopal, under the leadership of the bishops.

Several thousand Belgraders celebrated Orthodox New Year at Saint Sava’s Plateau

Several thousand Belgraders celebrated Orthodox New Year at Saint Sava’s Plateau
Several thousand Belgraders celebrated Orthodox New Year at Saint Sava’s Plateau
Several thousand Belgraders celebrated Orthodox New Year at Saint Sava’s Plateau
Several thousand Belgraders celebrated Orthodox New Year at Saint Sava’s Plateau

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated last night at the Saint Sava Cathedral on Vračar, moleben for a happy and successful New Year. Brotherhood of the Cathedral concelebrated and the Singing Society Mokranjac  sang responses.

Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino

Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino
Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino
Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino
Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited yesterday the ancient monastery at Bodbe and one of the greatest shrines of the Orthodox Georgia – the monastery of Saint Nino, where her wonderworking relics are being kept.

Patriarch was solemnly welcomed at the courtyard of the monastery and then he celebrated the moleben. Serbian Patriarch addressed the gathered expressing his sincere joy for the opportunity to visit this magnificent shrine especially because his mother, upon her tonsure into the monastic rank, had received name Nina.

The monastery of Saint Nino was founded in the ninth century and is the seat of the bishops of Bodbe.

Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia

Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia
Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia
Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia
Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia

Within the celebration of the jubilee of the Georgian Patriarch, Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, and Mr. David Usupashvili, President of the Parliament of Georgia, met  with Serbian Patriarch Irinej on January 11, 2013.