OCP Secretary Visits the Serbian Patriarchate

OCP Secretary Visits the Serbian Patriarchate
OCP Secretary Visits the Serbian Patriarchate
OCP Secretary Visits the Serbian Patriarchate
OCP Secretary Visits the Serbian Patriarchate

George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) visited the Information Services department of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 12th April 2018.

Archdeacon Radomir Rarric, the chief of Dept. received OCP Secretary. The visit was part of strengthening the existing fraternal relations between the department of Information Services of Serbian Patriarchate and the Public Relations and Information Services dept. of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Archdeacon Radomir was presented with the icon of three saints, copy of Orthodox Dilemma, and traditional Kerala lamp. George was presented with a New Testament copy of the Serbian version of the Holy Bible. Vukica Pavicevic, aide to the Secretary in Belgrade was present for the occasion.

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church convened

The Holy |Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church will commence its regular convocation by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit in the church of the Holy Apostles in Patriarchate of Pec on April 29, 2018.

The working part of the Assembly will begin in the Patriarchate of Pec itself after the Holy Liturgy to be celebrated on April 30, 2018. and will continue at the Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade on May 1, 2018.

Meeting of the Managing Board of the Serbian Patriarchate Library

Meeting of the Managing Board of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia Irinej, was held in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on April 17, 2018.

The director of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, Dr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, submitted a report on the work of the Library during the previous year, giving a survey in detail about all the professional activities and projects that are being performed in the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, about the work and performance of employees as well as about the future activities that should be implemented.

Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

As part of the Easter Festival, with the blessing of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, two Church choirs arranged concerts in the crypt of the St. Sava Cathedral in the Belgrade District of Vracar on April 14, 2018.

The Children's Choir of the Serbian Chanting Society “Jedinstvo” from Kotor, Montenegro, performed first, and on this occasion presented its new CD as well. Prior to the performance of the first Paschal hymn, the audience was greeted by Archpriest  Nemanja Krivokapić, parish priest in Kotor and spiritual father of the choir, who expressed his gratitude to Archimandrite Stefan, principal of the Cathedral, because this Belgrade Cathedral was patron of the new music CD of the Children's Choir. The choir was conducted by Ivan Krivokapić.

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy

Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan

Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan

His Eminence Hrisostom, Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosnia , organized  Easter reception that took place in the residence of the Metropolitanate in Sarajevo on April 12, 2018.

The reception was attended by: Cardinal Mr. Vinko Puljić ,Roman-Catholic Archbishop of Vrh-Bosnia; Husein Kavazovic, Reis-ul-ulema of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Jakub Finci in the name of the Jewish Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina; envoys of the President of the Republic of Srpska and the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the High Representative of the UN Valentin Incko, ambassadors of the Russian Federation, USA, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Switzerland, Greece and FYRM, mayors of municipalities, businessmen, representatives of high theological schools and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Republic of Srpska.

Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

Some icons depicting this event are inscribed “The Doubting Thomas.” This is incorrect. In Greek, the inscription reads, “The Touching of Thomas.” The Slavonic inscription is, “The Belief of Thomas.” When Saint Thomas touched the Life-giving side of the Lord, he no longer had any doubts.

This day is also known as “Antipascha.” This does not mean “opposed to Pascha,” but “in place of Pascha.” Beginning with this first Sunday after Pascha, the Church dedicates every Sunday of the year to the Lord’s Resurrection. Sunday is called “Resurrection” in Russian, and “the Lord’s Day” in Greek.