Serbian Orthodox Church

A church stoned in Orahovac!

Several unidentified young men threw stones at the gate of the courtyard of the Church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Orahovac. The case was reported to the Kosovo police.

Orahovac, 14.9.2015 - According to Radio Kontakt Plus from Kosovska Mitrovica, the incident took place today after the Liturgy which had been celebrated in this church on the occasion of the church feast-day of the Protection of the Mother of God at the moment when children of the parish priest of Orahovac Revd. Velja Stojkovic were playing in the churchyard.

Diplomatic battle against Kosovo's admission to UNESCO

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said today that Serbia will continue with its activities in order to prevent the admission of Kosovo to UNESCO, but warned that this fight will be extremely difficult.

Appearing on Radio Television Serbia (RTS), Dacic stressed that countries that have not recognised the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo suffer high pressures. He said that Serbia will wait for a session of the Executive Council of UNESCO, to be held on 21 October, when the issue of Kosovo's membership will be on the agenda, noting that Serbia will go on with its activities directed against Kosovo's entry into this organisation.
According to Dacic, Russia, China, Cuba, Spain, Argentina and Brazil oppose Kosovo's membership in UNESCO, as they consider this to be the unnecessary politicisation of this organisation.

Memorial service for the children – innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp in Sisak

Memorial service for the children – innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp in Sisak
Memorial service for the children – innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp in Sisak
Memorial service for the children – innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp in Sisak
Memorial service for the children – innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp in Sisak

Memorial service for the children – innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp in Sisak

His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the commemoration – memorial rite (panichida) for the children – the innocent victims of the Ustasha’s concentration camp which operated from August 1942 until January 1943. The rite took place at the Children’s graveyard in Sisak (Croatia) on October 10, 2015.

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Arne Sannes Bjørnstad, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate yesterday, on 9 October 2015. 

Chief of the General Staff received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, General LjubisaDikovic, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 8 October 2015.

The delegation of the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF), headed by the Chief of the General Staff of the SAF General Ljubisa Dikovic, consisted of: Head of the Directorate for Operations Major General Vojin Jondic, Colonels Milan Aksic and Sasa Milutinovic, from the Directorate of Human Resources  as well as the chief military chaplain, Captain Sladjan Vlajic.

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 5 October 2015

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 5 October 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 5 October 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 5 October 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 5 October 2015

Bishops Simon of Shahtin and Milerovsky (Moscow Patriarchate) and Pahomije of Vranje (Serbian Patriarchate) received by Serbian Patriarch on October 5th, 2015.

Serbian and Russian hierarchs were accompanied by protopresbyterVladislavKasiyanov, president of the Committee for Social Issues of the Diocese of Shahtin-Milerovsk; syncellos Metodije (Markovic), Secretary of the Diocesan Administrative Committee of the Diocese of Vranje; as well as by Andrei Dertsuk.