Serbian Orthodox Church
Holy New Martyrs of Prebilovci, who, for Christ’s sake had been thrown into pits of Surmanci, found their final abode, and their relics, after over 70 years of waiting, are in a resting place!
On Saturday, on 8 August 2015, the Holy Church of the Lord, with its Eucharistic gathering, consecrated the church of the Resurrection of Christ in the village of Prebilovci in Hercegovina, while celebrating the newly-shining Martyrs of Prebilovci. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of sixteen Bishops, a large number of priests and in presence of a huge number of faithful. On the eve of this historic event, a Vesper service was performed in the historic Monastery of Zitomislic, near Mostar, Hercegovina.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Nebojsa Stefanovic, Minister of Internal Affairs, at the Serbian Patriarchate, yesterday, on 6 August 2015.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Alexander Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, today, on 7 August 2015.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated memorial service for the killed in the operation “Storm”, in the church of Saint Mark in Belgrade, yesterday, on 5 August 2015.
The central prayerful gathering on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the persecution and the suffering of the Serbian people in the Croatian military operation “Storm” was held in the church of Saint Apostle and Evangelist Mark in Belgrade yesterday, on 5 August 2015. His Holiness Irinej celebrated the memorial service (panichida, parastasis) for the murdered Orthodox Serbs exactly 20 years ago, when up to 2.000 Orthodox Serbs lost their lives on their urgent way to Serbia, having been expelled from their native lands what is Croatia today.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served on 4 August 2015, on the bridge at Sremska Rača the memorial service for the suffered two decades ago in the operation “Storm”.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said tonight, at the marking of the day of remembrance of the suffering and persecution of Serbs on the bridge near Sremska Raca, that operation "Storm" was a terrible crime and that Serbia no longer wants to hide that fact.
On the occasion of the end of the exhibition “Four Centuries of the Imperial House of the Romanovs – Awakening of Memories” at the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Vracar, yesterday this unique space, since it was used for the first time as an exhibition area, was visited by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.
His Holiness was welcomed by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Peter and Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgrade Mr. Alexander Chepurin, head of the Saint Sava Cathedral protopresbyter-stavrophor Radivoj Panic and the chief architect of the Cathedral Professor Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic, as well as members of the Society for the construction of the Cathedral, who also organized this magnificent exhibition. The attendees were guided through the exhibition by architect Dragomir Acovic.
On July 19th, 2015, His Grace Bishop Dr Mitrophan celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church in North Miami, Florida. During the service, His Grace elevated Fr Svetozar Veselinovic to the rank of “Stavrophor” - or “Cross-Bearer.” Fr Svetozar was gifted with the distinction of wearing the pectoral cross. The community was further blessed as His Grace Bishop Dr Mitrophan baptized two children into the Holy Orthodox Faith.