Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic
Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic
Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic
Serbian Patriarch receives President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.

Belgrade,  28 December 2015. - The high guest and His Holiness discussed the problems facing the Serbian Orthodox Church and the suffering of the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija, with a special emphasis on a perspective that could be expected after opening Chapter 35 by the European Union.

30th anniversary of episcopal and 25th anniversary of archpastoral ministry of Vladika Amfilohije celebrated liturgically at the Cathedral church in Podgorica

On the feast of Holy Hiero-Martyr Gabriel, on 26 December, the solemn conciliar Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served regarding the 30th anniversary of episcopal and 25th anniversary of archpastoral ministry of Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, in the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.

His Beatitude Jovan, Arcbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, officiated the Liturgy while celebrant, Metropolitan Amfilohije concelebrated along with envoy of the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia His Eminence Metropolitan Vikentiy of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, permanent member of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church; His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje; Their Graces Bishops : Jovan of Sumadija, Justin of Zica,  Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, Jovan of Nis, Jovan of Pakrac-Slavonia, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Ilarion of Timok, retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina as well as abbot of the Chilandar monastery Archimandrite Metodije and a number of priests and monks.

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije

Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije
Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije
Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije
Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije

In the fulfilled crypt of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, on 25 December 2015, the solemn spiritual academy dedicated to the 30th anniversary of episcopal ministry and 25th anniversary of archpastoral ministry as  Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije was held.

The academy was attended by: envoy of the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia His Eminence Metropolitan Vikentiy of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, permanent member of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church; His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje; Their Graces Bishops : Jovan of Sumadija, Justin of Zica,  Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, Jovan of Nis, Jovan of Pakrac-Slavonia, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Ilarion of Timok, retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina as well as abbot of the Chilandar monastery Archimandrite Metodije, Ambassador of Serbia to Podgorica Zoran Bingulac, and a number of priests and monks.

Diocese of Zica at the Christmas exhibition in St. Petersburg

Diocese of Zica at the Christmas exhibition in St. Petersburg
Diocese of Zica at the Christmas exhibition in St. Petersburg
Diocese of Zica at the Christmas exhibition in St. Petersburg
Diocese of Zica at the Christmas exhibition in St. Petersburg

With the blessing of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and under auspices of the Metropolitanate of St.Petersburg and His Eminence Metropolitan Varsonufiy, the Christmas exhibition was opened in St. Petersburg on 23 December 2015.

This year, the Diocese of Zica from Serbia was invited  as well. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Justin, representatives of the Diocese of Zica brought to the exhibition an icon of the Most Holy Mother of God Hodegetria which is being posted on the upper part of the altar of the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Cacak (Mother of God of Gradac).

Feast day of Saint Nicholas solemnly celebrated at Bagdala

Feast day of Saint Nicholas solemnly celebrated at Bagdala
Feast day of Saint Nicholas solemnly celebrated at Bagdala
Feast day of Saint Nicholas solemnly celebrated at Bagdala
Feast day of Saint Nicholas solemnly celebrated at Bagdala

St. Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint-day (slava) of Bishop David of Krusevac, was solemnly celebrated at Bagdala with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Along with the congregation of the faithful, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Pahomije of Vranje and Jeronim of Jegar celebrated.

On the eve of the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, on 18 December 2015, His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac along with His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje with the concelebration of protosyncellos Tihon, head of the monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Mrzenica, protopresbyter-staurophor Ljubivoje Radovic and protodeacon Andrije Jelic, served the festal Vigil service in the church of Saint John the Baptist on Bagdala.

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 21 December 2015

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 21 December 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 21 December 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 21 December 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 21 December 2015

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Circle of Serbian Sisters Mrs. Mila Viktorovic with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate on 21 December 2015.

The same day, His Holiness received Mrs. Margita Lalic Terzic, former Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria (South African Republic), as well as representatives of Radio Television of Serbia and the Publishing company Prometej.