Serbian Orthodox Church

An Annunciation action of the Orthodox Church Charity

At the beginning of the Sixth week of Lent, on the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation, the Serbian Orthodox Church Charity organized another charitable action within a series of actions to support the users of the Church Soup Kitchen.

Since the start of emergency, about two thousand users of the Church Soup Kitchen have been receiving packages of food, canned food and personal hygiene products, submitted to them every Monday. Young Serbian Orthodox Church Charity volunteers packed up packages that were divided into five points of the Church soup kitchen. In addition, drivers drove packages throughout the week to all those who were prevented from coming for them, i. e. the elderly, the sick and all the families with many kids  supported by the Charity with a modest assistance.

Directives on Implementing the 03.28.20 Communique

To our Most Beloved Clergy, Monastics and Faithful
of the God-protected Diocese of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the basis of its official Act No. 254/1 of March 28, 2020, has issued a formal Communiqué (attached), which clearly and unambiguously states that all divine services in churches and in the open air are to be celebrated without the presence of faithful. Though this directive is put forth at the urging of the Government of Serbia, the same has already been in effect in many states in our Diocese and in the United States of America, as well as most locations throughout the world.

Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy in Vavedenje Monastery, Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch Serbian Irinej officiated Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at the Convent of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Belgrade, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 5, 2020, offering his prayers for the salvation of all.

In accordance with the new state of emergency caused by the pandemic of the corona virus, His Holiness the Patriarch was concelebrated only by a priest and without presence of the  faithful, observing the message that in our homes, which are “churches at home” (Philem 2), we should intensify our prayers to the Lord.

Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Coastland supports hospitals to combat pandemics

A financial support has been donated for technical equipment necessary for functioning of health care institutions, so that Montenegro can better deal with the situation caused by the present pandemics.

More precisely, funds were paid for seven monitors and syringe pumps for the hospitals in Cetinje and Niksic respectively, and the other ones for the Clinical Center in Podgorica.

Diocese of Backa donated two million to aid fight against corona virus

President of the Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Igor Mirovic said on April 3, 2020 that 30 million dinars had been received so far into an account that was opened a few days before with the aim of financially assisting health workers in Vojvodina. The largest amount was paid in by Telecom Serbia (five million), and among the donors were DDOR (three million), as well as the Diocese of Backa of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which donated two million dinars, reported Serbian newspapers “Novosti”.