Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at church of Holy Protection of the Theotokos

His Eminence Archbishop Amfilohije  of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral served with the concelebration of Metropolitan Iakovos of Mytilene and Their Graces Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik, Bishop Irinej of Bachka, Bishop Pahomije of Vranje, Bishop Sava of Slavonia, Bishop Ignjatije of Branichevo, Bishop Filaret of Mileshevo and Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikshic on the feast day of Saint Martyrs Myron and Patrocles, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of a consecration of the church of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos in Brod.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy besides 10,000 faithfull people from all Diocese of Zvornik and Tuzla and beyond was also attended by the highest officials of the Government of the Republic of Srpska led by President Milorad Dodik.

Consecration of a new church in Brod and feast day vigil service

His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Mytilene and His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik and Tuzla consecrated a new church of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos in Brod after which the feast day vigil service was served. Bishop Filaret of Mileshevo also was present at the feast day vigil service.

New Secretary General of World Council of Churches

Lutheran pastor from Norway, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was elected 7th general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Tveit has been in the past seven years the general secretary of the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations. Otherwise, he was a parish priest in Haram and an army chaiplan.

Metropolitan Amfilohije serves in monastery of Moracha


His Eminence Archbishop Amfilohije of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral has served this morning with priesthood the Holy service of God in a monastery of Moracha. Metropolitan Amfilohije and the president of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic activated a mini hydroelectric power plant "Vrelo" which is located within the monastery compound.

Provocations in Djakovica

Several hundreds Albanians protested against Serbs who were coming to a consecration of a church in Djakovica. Thanks to the heavy forces of the Kosovo police and special units, Serbs managed to leave Djakovica after the liturgy. The Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija condemned the today's incident.

On the occasion of the Assumption of Virgin Mary couple of tens of Serbs participated in Djakovica during the Holy Liturgy and the consecration of the church of Assumption of the Mother of God. They came for the first time after 1999 in their home town.

Central committee of World Council of Churches begins to work in Genève – New Secretary General is Elected

The official representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church upon the invitation of the World Council of Churches participate at the session of the central body of this organization, which is being held from August 26 until September 2, 2009 at the seat of the World Council of Churches in Genève. The representatives which had been chosen, upon the suggestion of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC, at the Assembly of the WCC in Porto Alegre, Brazil 2006, are His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, the member of the committee for Public Issues, and protopresbyter-staurophor professor Dr Vladan Perishic, the vice dean of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, the member of the committee for nominations.