“The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

Within the central celebration of the jubilee of the eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch opened a monumental exhibition “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church” in the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 9 October 2019.

The exhibition is organized with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops with support of the Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Justice, the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, Secretariate for Culture of the City of Belgrade and other institutions. The exhibition is accompanied by the 157-page with a more than hundred illustrations in color by the author Dr. Miljana Matic, curator of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

President Trump congratulates Diocese of Eastern America

The President of the United States of America offered his congratulations in a letter of April 14, 2019 to the Diocese of Eastern America, which is headed by His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic), on the 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.     

“Dear Friends, Melania and I send our warmest greetings to the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America in celebration of your 800th Anniversary.” The President continued by noting: “We are grateful for the many years your Diocese has served it people.”  

Bishop Irinej of Eastern America: The 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly

IRINEJ
BY THE GRACE OF GOD BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Most beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters,
faithful Children of the Diocese of Eastern America of our most holy Church!

With abounding joy emanating from a paternal heart, We greet you on this most radiant and most auspicious occasion in our collective history, both sacred and secular: 

THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AUTOCEPHALY OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 1219 – 2019

Blessed Unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska, unified in Saint Sava's Spirit

Blessed Unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska, unified in Saint Sava's Spirit
Blessed Unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska, unified in Saint Sava's Spirit
Blessed Unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska, unified in Saint Sava's Spirit
Blessed Unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska, unified in Saint Sava's Spirit

Serbian Patriarch Irinej: “These children are our future! They are following the path of Saint Sava! Dear spiritual children: Love and respect Serbdom – love and respect Orthodoxy!”

The magnificent solemn academy, as the central cultural event marking the celebration of eight centuries of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, was held in the packed hall of the Sava Center on 8 October 2019. This extraordinary ceremony was sponsored by the President of the Republic of Serbia.

Pec Patriarchate: Final Liturgical Celebration of Eight Centuries of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church

Pec Patriarchate: Final Liturgical Celebration of Eight Centuries of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church
Pec Patriarchate: Final Liturgical Celebration of Eight Centuries of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church
Pec Patriarchate: Final Liturgical Celebration of Eight Centuries of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church
Pec Patriarchate: Final Liturgical Celebration of Eight Centuries of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church

The ancient historical and spiritual throne of the Autocephalous Church of Serbian and Maritime Lands was celebrated by the Divine Liturgy marking the end of liturgical celebrations of this great jubilee of our local Church. – The event took place in the Royal Laura of the Patriarchate of Pec monastery.

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of the Montenegro-Littoral and Exarch of the Throne of Pec, with the concelebration and prayerful participation of twenty-two bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, several abbots and abbesses and clergymen from the Diocese of Raska-Prizren as well as from other dioceses of the Church.