Serbian Orthodox Church

Meeting of the Episcopal and Central Council

Meeting of the Episcopal and Central Council
Meeting of the Episcopal and Central Council
Meeting of the Episcopal and Central Council
Meeting of the Episcopal and Central Council

On the day when we celebrate the newly revealed Saint of our Church, the Venerable Sebastian of Jackson, all the hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the American continent, met in Libertyville, a suburb of Chicago, Their Graces: Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwest America, Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, Bishop Maxim of Western America, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America and Bishop Kirilo of Diocletia, vicar to Metropolitan Amphilohije and administrator of the Diocese of South and Central America. Following Vespers, an Akathist and prayers offered at the relics of the newly revealed Saint of our Church Mardarije of Libertyville, the bishops began their regular meeting of the Episcopal Council for North and Sout America.

Saint Sebastian Day 2017 Festivities, Jackson, California

Saint Sebastian Day 2017 Festivities, Jackson, California
Saint Sebastian Day 2017 Festivities, Jackson, California
Saint Sebastian Day 2017 Festivities, Jackson, California
Saint Sebastian Day 2017 Festivities, Jackson, California

The feast day of Saint Sebastian of Jackson and San Francisco, an Equal-to-the-Apostles Enlightener of America, was triumphantly celebrated in the Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California, on the 30th/17th of November, 2017.

The first US-born Orthodox Christian monk and priest, together with the Serbian miners who had come from Herzegovina and the Bay of Kotor, founded this small but beautiful church in the peaceful capital of the Amador county in 1894, as the first Orthodox Christian church built by the Serbian immigrants on this continent.

Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple in Belgrade

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop of Raska-Prizren Teodosije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple on Senjak in Belgrade on 4 December 2017.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophors Milosav Glogovac, Dragomir Sando and Stojadin Pavlovic, protosyncellos Mardarije from the monastery of Saint John the Baptist from Poganov near Pirot, presbyters Mirko Vidacek and Dimitrije Kasapis and deacons Nenad Mihajlovic, Dragan Tanasijevic and Nemanja Ristic.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia arrives in Moscow

On 1 December 2017, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church led by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia arrived in Moscow to take part in the celebrations marking the centenary of the All-Russian Local Council of 1917-1918 and the restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church is accompanied on his visit by Bishop Irinej of Bačka, Archimandrite Isihije (Rogič), Archimandrite Stefan (Šarič), and Mr. Dejan Nakič.

The President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences met with the Serbian Patriarch

The President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences met with the Serbian Patriarch
The President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences met with the Serbian Patriarch
The President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences met with the Serbian Patriarch
The President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences met with the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Vladimir S. Kostic, along with the Vice-President Ljubomir Maksimovic and Head of the the Administrative Board Bojan Bugarcic, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 28 November 2017.

The distinguished academicians expressed their gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the warm welcome during which they considered  a growing level of mutual cooperation through several concrete projects. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the esteemed guests for the visit, wishing them all the best from the Lord.

Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic received by the Serbian Patriarch

Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic received by the Serbian Patriarch
Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic received by the Serbian Patriarch
Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic received by the Serbian Patriarch
Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia Mrs. Nela Kuburovic with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate on 28 November 2017.

Minister Kuburovic expressed her gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for a warm welcome during which they talked about ways how to extend the current cooperation that is based primarily on the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, mutual understanding, respect and support.

The Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral

The Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral
The Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral
The Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral
The Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar on 27 November 2017. He was accompanied by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Justin of Zica, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Milutin of Valjevo

 as well as by Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and General secretary of the Holy Synod protopresbyter-staurophor Savo B. Jovic, PhD.