Serbian Orthodox Church

Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, October 4, 2015

18th Sunday after Pentecost: 
The Leave-taking of The Exaltation of the 
Life-giving Cross; 
The Holy Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy


RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure Body; You arose on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your Kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, O You who loves mankind.

Destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija to be prevented

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon agreed that a destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be a crime and that it must not be allowed to happen.

Nikolic requested Ban's support for preventing Kosovo's admission to UNESCO and protecting the Serbian heritage, which is also the world's heritage, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement on Wednesday. It would be a great crime if the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be destroyed, said Nikolic, noting that Serbia expects support from all those who act by following their conscience.
Nikolic presented to Ban documents due to which Serbia is opposing the admission to UNESCO of the "Republic of Kosovo", unilaterally declared by ethnic Albanians in the province.

Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann

Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann
Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann
Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann
Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Axel Dittmann, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany to Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, on Monday, 28 September 2015.

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received representatives of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) from Baltimore, USA, at the Serbian Patriarchate on Monday, 28 September 2015.

The high delegates of this charity organization exposed the results achieved so-far in the field of helping the needy in today’s difficult living conditions, emphasized the significance of cooperation with the Serbian Orthodox Church and presented some possibilities for improving actions in the area of providing support to people who have been deprived of basic living conditions, particularly in Kosovo and Metohija.

Prayerful gathering in the Milton monastery

Prayerful gathering in the Milton monastery
Prayerful gathering in the Milton monastery
Prayerful gathering in the Milton monastery
Prayerful gathering in the Milton monastery

On the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in Milton.

Prayerful and spiritual joys in the Milton Monastery, Canada

Prayerful and spiritual joys in the Milton Monastery, Canada
Prayerful and spiritual joys in the Milton Monastery, Canada
Prayerful and spiritual joys in the Milton Monastery, Canada
Prayerful and spiritual joys in the Milton Monastery, Canada

On Saturday, September 19th, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord at Milton.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by protosyncelos Vasilije (Gavrilovic), protodeacon DamjanBozic and deacon Djurad jKojic. His Holiness baptized a boy, GavriloZubac, the tenth grandson of Very Revd. VasilijeTomic, parish priest of Richmond Hill and deputy of His Holiness. Following the end of the vesper service, ambassador of Serbia to Canada Mr. MihajloPapazoglu payed a visit His Holiness.