New deacon in the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac

New deacon in the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac
New deacon in the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac
New deacon in the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac
New deacon in the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog on the feast day of Materice - Mother's Day, 29 December 2019.

The Patriarch was concelebrate by local priests. On this occasion Serbian Patriarch ordained Dragan Simikic a deacon.

Montenegrin police beat Serbian bishop, faithful protesting adoption of anti-church law

Despite strong protests from the hierarchs, clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the majority religion in the country, the Montenegrin Parliament adopted the anti-Church law “On Freedom of Religion and Belief and the Legal Status of Religious Communities” yesterday.

Patriarch received Serbian ambassador to Montenegro

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience His Excellency Vladimir Bozovic, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Montenegro, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on December 25, 2019.

Ambassador Bozovic thanked the Serbian Patriarch for a reception during which they discussed some ongoing problems facing the dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro. His Holiness is deeply disturbed by current developments concerning the draft Law on Freedom of Religions or Beliefs and the Legal Status of Religious Communities, and he fervently prays to the Lord of peace for peace in Montenegro and harmony between state authorities and Church dignitaries for the benefit of all peoples, regardless of religion or nationality in that country.

2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.

2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.
2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.
2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.
2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR) was held from Thursday to Saturday, November 7–9, 2019 at the Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois (Chicagoland area), on the theme:“Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.”

The Keynote Address was given by His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej (Dobrijevic), MDiv, Bishop of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church, New Rochelle, New York. His Grace assumed the Throne of the Eastern American Diocese in October, 2016. Previously, he was Bishop of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Bishop Irinej previously lectured in theology at Loyola University in Chicago, the St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois, and at the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. His Grace also represented his Church in external affairs, both in Washington, DC and Belgrade.

Canonical visit of His Grace Bishop Irinej to the Saint Sava parish in North Port, Florida

Canonical visit of His Grace Bishop Irinej to the Saint Sava parish in North Port, Florida
Canonical visit of His Grace Bishop Irinej to the Saint Sava parish in North Port, Florida
Canonical visit of His Grace Bishop Irinej to the Saint Sava parish in North Port, Florida
Canonical visit of His Grace Bishop Irinej to the Saint Sava parish in North Port, Florida

December is the month in which Florida is known for its sunny weather. It is precisely in this month, that we honor our soul and body with fasting and prayer, as we prepare for the birth of the Divine Child, Jesus Christ.

During these blessed days, His Grace Irinej brought great joy to our parish by celebrating the Hierachical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 15, 2019. He enriched us with his divinely inspired words, by pointing out during his homily, that only the one who is enriched with God is truly a rich person, both here on earth as in the kingdom of Heaven!