Proclamation of Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan as Bishop of Remesiana

Proclamation of Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan as Bishop of Remesiana
Proclamation of Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan as Bishop of Remesiana
Proclamation of Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan as Bishop of Remesiana
Proclamation of Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan as Bishop of Remesiana

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, performed the solemn rite of proclamation of Bishop Electus of Remesiana, Archimandrite Stefan, Principal  of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, on 16 June 2018.

Beside the Primate of the holy Serbian Church, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, following hierarchs took part in the rite of proclamation: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Milutin of Valjevo, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje, Vicar Bishop Antonije of Moravica and Vicar Bishop Kirilo, Bishop Electus of Buenos Aires and South America.

Before the liturgical gathering of our hierarchs, Archimandrite Stefan accepted the will and decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, who at their annual regular session on 9 May 2018 was elected Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej with the title Bishop of Remesiana. After this the proclaimed, Bishop electus officiated the Vesper service.

The biography of the newly elected Vicar Bishop Stefan (Šarić) of Remesiana

Archimandrite Stefan (Saric) was born on July 29, 1978, in Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina), as the fourth of six children of the pious parents, father Radoslav and mother Milojka, born Majstorović; his baptismal name was Dragan.

He finished elementary school in Jajce, and since his tenth year he was a chanter and reader of his parish church. For the reason that he was religiously educated from his parents in love for her Church and the Lord, he decided to enroll St. Peter of Cetinje Theological School in Cetinje, Montenegro, which he finished in 1998. During his schooling he received scholarship of the Church Municipality of Kotor, where he during the summer holidays was a ministrant in the church of St. Luke and a member of the famous Serbian Choral Society "Jedinstvo" (Unity).

Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja
Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja
Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja
Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

On the day when our Holy Church prayerfully celebrated Venerable Nikita the Confessor, 10 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius in Dalj, Croatia. During the service His Holiness performed the consecration and introduced of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja,  former abbot of the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God.

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The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by Their Eminences Metropolitans Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana; Their Graces Bishops: Lukijan of Budim, Irinej of Backa – Administrator of the Diocese of Osijek-Polje and Baranja; Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Jovan of Slavonia, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac and Nikodim of Dalmatia; archimandrites, elected Bishops: Isihije of Mohac, Dimitrije of Zachum-Herzegovina, Stefan of Remesiana and Metodije of Dioclea.

Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja

Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja

In the Cathedral church in Dalj, Croatia, 9 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch performed the solemn rite of proclamation of Bishop Electus of Osek Polje and Baranja, Archimandrite Heruvim, abbot of the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Daljska Planina.

The First Hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa – Administrator of the Diocese of Osek Polje and Baranja; Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Nikodim of Dalmatia and Archimandrite Heruvim, Bishop Electus of Osek Polje and Baranja. Their Eminences Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and archimandrites, Bishop Electus Dimitrije of Zachum-Herzegovina and Stefan of Remesiana attended prayerfully.

Biography of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

The new elected Bishop Heruvim was born in Vukovar from father Dusan and mother Milica (born Jovkovic) on 30 July 1987. His baptismal name is Vitomir. After having finished of the primary school in Vukovar, with the blessing of the then Diocesan Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja, he enrolled the Theological Seminary of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka Monastery, as a pupil of the second generation after the civil war of this restored educational institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia.

In 2006 he matriculated the Faculty of Philology, Serbian Language and Literature Department. During the studies he decided to embrace monastic way of life. The affection towards the Krka Monastery was decisive when choosing it as a place of his monastic tonsure. On the feast-day of Sts. Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in 2009, Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia tonsured him and gave him monastic name Heruvim, after the name of the first abbot of the Krka monastery. On the feast-day of the monastery patron-saint, Holy Archangel Michael, 21 November 2009, he was ordained hierodeacon, and on the feast-day of Holy Prince Lazar in 2010 he was ordained hieromonk.

Communique of the Diocese of Raška-prizren Regarding a Series of Incidents in the Recent Days

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raška-Prizren strongly condemns the latest series of incidents which indicate that there is a serious deterioration of the security situation in which Serbs with their Orthodox Church live in Kosovo and Metohija.Three days ago, dozens of Kosovo Albanians attacked a group of Serbian pilgrims while they were visiting the ruins of the Holy Trinity Church in the village of Petrič near Klina and performing the Pentecost procession around the site. In a serious incident, the attackers, despite the massive police presence, attacked the pilgrims with stones and injured three Serbs.

Yesterday, in Staro Gracko village nr. Lipljan a Serbian woman and her 6-month-old baby were injured in an incident provoked by a Kosovo Albanian. Also, a group of local Albanians near Žač, Klina Municipality, intercepted the vehicle of the local Serbian Orthodox priest, Fr. Stevan Marković, who was returning with his family from the service at Peć Patriarchate Monastery. They first blocked the road and then, when a larger group gathered, began hitting the car and broke the windshield. Both 5-year-old twins of the priest and his wife suffered shock from the incident, especially when one of the local attackers threatened to bring weapons.

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of France

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of France
Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of France
Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of France
Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of France

His Holiness Irinej received His Excellency Frédéric Mondoloni, Ambassador of France to Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 6 June 2018.

His Excellency Mondolini thanked His Holiness for the cordial audience during which they discussed about marking the centenary since the end of the First World War, during which Serbian and French soldiers endured heroic feat in the fight against the invader. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the Ambassador for the visit and his efforts to foster friendly relations between the peoples of France and Serbia.