The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated on October 27, 2018, on the feast-day of the Venerable Mother St. Paraseceva, a new church dedicated to the first Serbian Archbishop, St. Sava in Gaborone, capital city of the state of Botswana.

During the First Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church His Holiness the Patriarch was concelebrated by the His Excellency Metropolitan Genadios of Gaborone and Botswana - from the Patriarchate of Alexandria and by members of the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church: His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija,  archpriest-stavrophor Dragi Veskovac, hieromonk Amvrosije Vesic  as well as by other clerics, in the presence of the Serbian ambassador in the South African Republic Bozin Nikolic and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Botswana Viktor Sibilov, Consul of the Embassy of Serbia in Pretoria Sasha Mart and a large number of Serbs living and working in that part of Africa. The founders of the St. Sava church in Gaborone are Mr. Milivoje Nikolic and his wife Linet, who donated a plot for the construction of the church.

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in Botswana

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated on October 27, 2018, on the feast-day of the Venerable Mother St. Paraseceva, a new church dedicated to the first Serbian Archbishop, St. Sava in Gaborone, capital city of the state of Botswana.

During the First Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church His Holiness the Patriarch was concelebrated by the His Excellency Metropolitan Genadios of Gaborone and Botswana - from the Patriarchate of Alexandria and by members of the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church: His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija,  archpriest-stavrophor Dragi Veskovac, hieromonk Amvrosije Vesic  as well as by other clerics, in the presence of the Serbian ambassador in the South African Republic Bozin Nikolic and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Botswana Viktor Sibilov, Consul of the Embassy of Serbia in Pretoria Sasha Mart and a large number of Serbs living and working in that part of Africa. The founders of the St. Sava church in Gaborone are Mr. Milivoje Nikolic and his wife Linet, who donated a plot for the construction of the church.

Patriarch Irinej: Let us guard our faith and live in love

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church told his compatriots in Africa: "Your Church is taking care of you. Save what is most important - Orthodox faith. Let's leave aside some of the things that may disturb our relations, but let us implement what is eternal - gift and blessing of God to live in love, in a spiritual kinship.

His Holiness the Patriarch of the Serbian Irinej, who visited the church of the Holy Apostle Thomas and the Serbian Church-Church Community of St. Sava in Johannesburg on October 24, 2018, was welcomed by the Archbishop Damascene of Johannesburg and Pretoria and priests of the Serbian Church and from other Orthodox Churches, as well as by the Serbs living in the largest city of South Africa, gathered around the church in St Thomas built in 1978.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Johannesburg

Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Johannesburg
Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Johannesburg
Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Johannesburg
Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Johannesburg

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the church of the Holy Apostle Thomas and the Serbian Church-Church Community of St. Sava in Johannesburg on October 24, 2018.

The Serbian Patriarch has herewith started his visit to the South African Republic and Botswana that will last until November 4, 2018.

In Memory of the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac

In Memory of the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac
In Memory of the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac
In Memory of the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac
In Memory of the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac

Almost eight decades ago Kragujevac and its surroundings were a  place of one of the bloodiest crimes in the Second World War.

In retaliation, fascist’s soldiers in a few days shot more than a thousand of innocent civilians including quite a number of school children. The reason for the shooting were German losses in the fight with partisan units on the road Kragujevac – Gornji Milanovac on 16 October 1941.

Joint Statement of the Serbian and Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchates

Irenic[1]& Official visit of His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X to the Serbian Orthodox Church
From October 11th to 19th, 2018

BELGRADE – 19th of October 2018 - This historical visit, the first since Antiochian Orthodox Patriarch THEODOSIOS VI (Abou-Rjaili) visited Belgrade, was made in the context of the difficult and painful circumstances that are facing the Antiochian Orthodox Church in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East. This visit also coincides with the crisis that is currently facing the world-wide Orthodox Church, where developments are evolving rapidly and in a disturbing manner, and could lead to the occurrence of permanent detrimental impacts on the bonds of communion, peace and unity between brothers.

Patriarchs John and Irinej received by the Serbian President Vucic

Patriarchs John and Irinej received by the Serbian President Vucic
Patriarchs John and Irinej received by the Serbian President Vucic
Patriarchs John and Irinej received by the Serbian President Vucic
Patriarchs John and Irinej received by the Serbian President Vucic

His Excellency Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia, received in audience His Beatitude John, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, and His Holiness Patriarch of the Serbian Irinej in the Presidency of the Republic of Serbia on October 19, 2018.

The reception was attended by dignitaries of the Patriarchate of Antioch: Their Eminences Metropolitan Basil of Accra and Joseph of New York and North America as well as by Very Venerable Archimandrites Prokopius, Parthenius and Alexius. The Serbian delegation consisted of His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops, Irinej  of Backa and Jovan of Sumadija, as well as by the Secretary General of the President of the Republic of Serbia,  Nikola Selakovic.