The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade

The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade
The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade
The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade
The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in the Russian church in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej officiated the Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade on 8 July 2018.

On the day when the Church celebrates Sts. Peter and Fevronia, wonder-workers of Murom and protectors of the family, it was in the Russian church at Tasmajdan that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the solemn Liturgy with concelebration of protopresbyter VitalyTasasyev, principal of the Representation of the Patriarchate of Moscow in  Belgrade, protopresbyter-staurophor Milomir Stevanovic – church of Most Holy Theotokos of Kazan, Diocese of Sabac; presbyter Ivan Delic – Diocese of Banat and concelebrants from the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Among the Church's feasts, there are three in honor of God's saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation.

The Serbian Patriarch received the President of Ukraine

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in   His Excellency Peter Poroshenko, President of Ukraiine, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 3 July 2018.

The President of Ukraine thanked His Holiness for the cordial reception, during which they talked about various challenges that the two brotherly peoples, Serbians and Ukrainians, have been facing. Serbian Patriarch Irinej told President Poroshenko that he highly appreciated the position of the Ukrainian government regarding the status of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohia and the readiness of the President to help while reconstructing and protecting Serbian Orthodox shrines there. On his part, His Holiness emphasized that he had been praying for peace in Ukraine and expressed his firm hope that all local problems would be solved by peaceful means in a fair way.

Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad

Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad
Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad
Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad
Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad

On Thursday, 28 June 2018, in the Saint George church in Novi Sad, His Grace Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, brotherhood of Cathedral church and deacons of Novi Sad.

After the read passage from the Gospel, Bishop Irinej addressed the faithful with the sermon.

Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate

Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate
Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate
Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate
Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate

His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Exarch of the Throne of Pec served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate of Pec, the centuries-old seat of the Serbian archbishops and patriarchs.

Metropolitan arrived to the Patriarchate of Pec yesterday after his service with other bishops at the Gracanica monastery and memorial service to the Serbian heroes killed in the Battle of Kosovo 1389 at Gazimestan due to the feast of St. Vitus Day, During the previous day the Metropolitan also visited Dechani monastery.

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience the State Secretary of the Vatican

 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Eminence Pietro Cardinal Parolin, State Secretary of the Holy See, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on June 30, 2018.

His Eminence thanked His Holiness for the cordial reception, during which a discussion was held on numerous topics concerning the  life of the two Churches. Patriarch Irinej expressed his gratitude to Cardinal Parolin for the  visit and a message of Pope Francis of Rome as well as for the official position of the Vatican which prefers  dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina to an unilateral recognition of an independence of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija.