Biography of newly-elected Bishop Sergije (Karanovic) of Middle Europe

Biografie des neugewählten Bischofs der serbischen Diözese für Mitteleuropa Sergiје (Karanović)

Der neugewählte Bischof der serbischen Diözese für Mitteleuropa, Sergiје (Karanović), wurde am 4. Juli 1975 in Bačka Palanka (Serbien) geboren und erhielt bei der Taufe den Namen Zoran. Seine entschlafenen Eltern Petar und Mika (geborene Benić) stammten aus dem Ort Boboljusci in der Nähe des heutigen Martin Brod in Bosnien Herzegowina.

Nach der achtjährigen Grundschule, welche er in seinem Geburtsort Bačka Palanka absolvierte, wurde er 1990 mit dem Segen seiner Exzellenz Herrn Irinej, Bischof von Bačka, in das Priesterseminar „Heilige drei Hierarchen“ des Klosters Krka (Mitteldalmatien im heutigen Kroatien) aufgenommen.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Eiterfeld

During the canonical and working visit to the Diocese of Middle Europe, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited the Serbian Orthodox monastery in Eiterfeld, on Saturday, June 21st. 

The monastery is dedicated to the feast of Annunciation and Venerable Justin of Celije. The Serbian Patriarch was welcomed by the head of the monastery hiero-schi monk Justin (Raurer) with the faithful. A three-day convention of the Orthodox philosophers on bioethics from America and Europe was being held. 

Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür

Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür
Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür
Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür
Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür. 

His Holiness was concelebrated by local priests. The Patriarch awarded two protopresbyters with the right of bearing the pectoral cross: protopresbyter Nedja Janjic from Cologne and diocesan dean for North Rhine-Westphalia and protopresbyter Dragan Sekulic from Berlin. 

Relics of Venerable Abba Justin transferred to the Monastery church

  On Saturday, June 14th 2014, the relics of Venerable Abba Justin the New of Celije were transferred to the church of the Celije Monastery. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of twenty bishops from all Local Orthodox Churches, a great number of priests and deacons.Venerable Abba Justin the New of Celije is truly respected by the Serbian people and by the whole Orthodoxy, which is proved by the event of the transfer of his honorable relics into the new church of the Monastery of Celije.

About ten thousand believers arrived to this shrine from all parts of the country, but also from Mount Athos, Greece, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska and the United States.

President of Republic of Belarus awarded with the highest order of the Serbian Church.

 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded His Excellency Mr. Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree.

President Lukashenko received the Order during his visit to the Republic of Serbia, at the solemn Patriarchal Hall in Belgrade, on 12 June 2014.

Patron Saint-day of the Military Medical Academy

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the sidechapel of Saint Luke of Simferopol at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. The clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated to the Patriarch. 

The director of the Military Medical Academy (MMA) along with doctors, the staff and the faithful people from different parts of Serbia and Belgrade, as well as patients of this hospital,  attended the Holy Liturgy.