Church dedication feast of the Monastery of Dragovic

His Grace Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Dragovic Monastery on September 20, 2020.

Within the last week before the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the faithful traditionally gathered with their Bishop to celebrate together the church dedication feast. "Today we have gathered to celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, as we have been gathering here for decades and as our glorious ancestors gathered. I am glad to see, brothers and sisters, that you foster the faith to come and pray to the Lord, despite all the troubles and this disease that has befallen the whole world. "Through this prayer of ours today, we have given our small contribution in order to participate in the House of Salvation and to try together to gain the Kingdom of Heaven," said Bishop Nikodim.

Dedication day of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun

On September 21, 2020, on the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Church of the Mother of God in Zemun, which celebrated its Patron Saint-day and the 240th anniversary of the consecration.

Archimandrite Methodius, abbot of the Chilandar monastery; Archimandrite Nectarije, co-brother of Chilandar; Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev - head of the Moscow Patriarchate Representation in Belgrade and the local clergy concelebrated to the Patriarch.

Patron Saint of the Diocese of Backa celebrated in Sombor

Bishop Irinej: Only in the community of love is there true life.

The patron saint of the Diocese of Backa - the Miracle of the Holy Archangel Michael in Chona, was celebrated on September 19, 2020 in Sombor. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church-yard of the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist was officiated by His Grace  Bishop Irinej of Backa and His Grace Vicar Bishop Isihije of Mohács, clergy and monks of the Diocese of Backa.

Convocation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Republika Srpska

With the Archhierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Paraskeve in Ugljevik, officiated by His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Zvornik-Tuzla, the 11th Convocation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Republic Srpska  began under the sponsorship of the President of the Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic.

“Active members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters observe the Serbian national and spiritual tradition. Church community and parish circles undertake missionary and humanitarian activities, that have a national and heroic dimension among Serbs. The members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters follow the path of myrrh-bearing women from the Gospel who served the Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples during the preaching of the Holy Gospel,” said His Grace Bishop Fotije, who was awarded a bishop’s encolpion and a charter of appreciation from the Circle of Serbian Sisters "St. Mary Magdalene" from Ugljevik.

Republika Srpska will help rebuild the Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb with one hundred thousand euros

Republika Srpska will help rebuild the Cathedral Church in Zagreb with one hundred thousand euros

At the beginning of his visit to Zagreb, Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Milorad Dodik, payed a friendly  visit to the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana on September 16, 2020. The high dignitary was welcomed by the competent Diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Porfirije. The meeting took place in the premises of the Serbian Orthodox Public Gymnasium of “Katarina Brankovic Kantakuzin”. During the meeting they discussed conditions of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian community in Croatia, as well as the renovation of the Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb, which has been damaged in the earthquake on March 22, 2020.