Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Egypt

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Egypt
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Egypt
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Egypt
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Egypt

Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Amr Aljowaily, Ambassador of Egypt to the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 6 June 2018.

His Excellency Aljowaily thanked His Holiness for the cordial reception during which they had conversations about possibilities offered to Serbian tourists that during their stay in Egyptian resorts they might visit Christian shrines. Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished Ambassador for the visit and his efforts to foster friendly relations between the peoples of Egypt and Serbia.

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions

After nine days of plenary sessions, business plenums, workshops, deliberations and expositions of Church dignitaries from Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from Serbia and all countries of Europe, the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) in Novi Sad concluded its work on 5 June 2018.

Rev. Christian Krieger, President of the Reformed Church in Alsace and Lorraine and Vice-President of both the Union of Protestant Churches in Alsace and Lorraine and the Protestant Federation of France, was elected President of the Conference of European Churches. The delegates of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Conference of European Churches are: Professor Srboljub Ubiparipović, PhD, Lecturer at the Department of Liturgics of the Orthodox Theological Faculty at the University of Belgrade; post-graduate students of theology Nikola Mutavdzic and Ognjen Zvekic as well as Julija Vidovic, ThD.

High Representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate led by His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel of Gaul at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 June 2018.

His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel thanked His Holiness for the cordial audience during which a conversation about the current relations of the Local Orthodox Churches was held. From his side, Patriarch Irinej expressed his gratitude to His Eminence Metropolitan for the visit and his efforts to establish close ties between the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate.

The Serbian Patriarch received a high delegation from the Russian National Guard

The Serbian Patriarch received a high delegation from the Russian National Guard
The Serbian Patriarch received a high delegation from the Russian National Guard
The Serbian Patriarch received a high delegation from the Russian National Guard
The Serbian Patriarch received a high delegation from the Russian National Guard

His Holiness Irinej received in  audience  a delegation of the National Guard of the Russian Federation headed by Lieutenant General Sergei Melikov, accompanied by Commander of the Serbian Gendarmerie Colonel Goran Dragović, in the Serbian Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade on June 5, 2018.

Lieutenant Colonel Melikov thanked His Holiness for a cordial reception during which a discussion was held on the joint efforts of state and religious institutions while fighting against all the forms of threats to security in Serbia, Russia and the world.

Patriarch Irinej receives Commander of the Cypriot National Guard

Patriarch Irinej receives Commander of the Cypriot National Guard
Patriarch Irinej receives Commander of the Cypriot National Guard
Patriarch Irinej receives Commander of the Cypriot National Guard
Patriarch Irinej receives Commander of the Cypriot National Guard

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Commander of the Cypriot National Guard Lieutenant General Elias Leontaris, accompanied by the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 June 2018.

Lieutenant General Leontaris thanked His Holiness for the cordial reception during which they had conversations about mutual efforts of the state and religious institutions in fighting against all forms of threats to security in Serbia, on Cyprus and in the world.

Metropolitan Porfirije’s expostion at the General Assembly of the CEC

Metropolitan Porfirije: - Despite good legal regulations, it is impossible to achieve a high-standard implementation of religious minority rights without a good will.

Speaking about the rights of Christians in Serbia and Croatia and throughout Europe, at the session of the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Novi Sad, on June 4, 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana particularly referred to the Serbian Orthodox people who are a minority in the Republic of Croatia.

Archbishop Justin Welby visited the Patriarchate's chapel

Archbishop Justin Welby visited the Patriarchate's chapel
Archbishop Justin Welby visited the Patriarchate's chapel
Archbishop Justin Welby visited the Patriarchate's chapel
Archbishop Justin Welby visited the Patriarchate's chapel

On the return from Novi Sad, where he participated in the work of the Assembly of the Conference of the European Churches and served the mass for the Anglican faithful, participants of the Assembly as well as those living in Serbia, His Grace Archbishop of Canterbury Lord. Justin Welby visited the Patriarchate's chapel of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade on 4 June 2018.

The Church dignitary was accompanied by: The Rt Revd. Dr. Robert Innes, the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe;   The Rt Revd. Jonathan Goodall, Bishop of Ebbsfleet  - The Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Eastern Orthodox Relations; The Revd. Dr. William Adam, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Adviser and Ecumenical Officer at the Council for Christian Unity.