Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church

Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church
Patriarch Irinej serves in St. Mark church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Sunday, February 12, 2012, on the feast of the Synaxis of Holy Three Hierarchs. the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade's church of Saint Mark. Three Hierarchs is guild's slava of the Belgrade's craftsmen-metalworkers,  which according to tradition, from the time before World War II, has been bringing to the church of St. Mark their guild's  slava cake. The slava of the guild they have been celebratin without interruption, even during the communist era.

Slava of the Seminary Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka monastery

Slava of the Seminary Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka monastery
Slava of the Seminary Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka monastery
Slava of the Seminary Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka monastery
Slava of the Seminary Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka monastery

On the eve of the feast day of the Synaxis of three great ecumenical teachers and saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, on February 19, 2012 His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the solemn evening service at the monastery of Krka.

Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs

The Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom: During the eleventh century, disputes raged in Constantinople about which of the three hierarchs was the greatest. Some preferred St Basil (January 1), others honored St Gregory the Theologian (January 25), while a third group exalted St John Chrysostom (January 27 and November 13).

Dissension among Christians increased. Some called themselves Basilians, others referred to themselves as Gregorians, and others as Johnites.

Some argued for Saint Basil above the other two because he was able, as none other, to explain the mysteries of the Faith, and rose to angelic rank by his virtues. The partisans of Saint Chrysostom retorted that the illustrious Archbishop of Constantinople had been no less zealous than Saint Basil in combating vices, in bringing sinners to repentance and in raising up the whole people to the perfection of the Gospel. According to a third group, Saint Gregory the Theologian was to be preferred to the others by reason of the majesty, purity and profundity of his language. Possessing a sovereign mastery of all the wisdom and eloquence of ancient Greece, he had attained, they said to such a pitch in the contemplation of God that no one had been able to express the dogma of the Holy Trinity as perfectly as he.

Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow launched an action of help to the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija

Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow launched an action of help to the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija
Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow launched an action of help to the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija
Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow launched an action of help to the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija
Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow launched an action of help to the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija

At the Saturday evening service before the Sunday of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), abbot of the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow, gave a talk to the congregation about the monastery’s new effort to help the suffering Serbian Orthodox population in Kosovo and Metohija.

Metropolitan Amfilohije gets an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) of the Saint Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris

The Saint Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris announced that a formal session, at which the Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral would be awarded with an honorary doctorate, to be held on February 12 of this year, commencing at 3 p.m. hours.

The session will be presided by His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Koman.

The announced agenda of the solemn session:

The award of the honorary doctorate honoris causa to His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije,

  • A suitable commending speech (laudatio) of protopresbyter-staurophor Zivko Panev,
  • A report on the academic year 2010/11 by protopresbyter Nikola Crnokrak, dean of the Institute,
  • Academic lectures of  professor Ivan Konig on the subject Uncreated Divine Light in the Teaching and Tradition of the Church: the Experience of the Early Centuries.