Serbian Orthodox Church

Four Centuries of Light

Four Centuries of Light
Four Centuries of Light
Four Centuries of Light
Four Centuries of Light

In late afternoon hours on 18 August 2015, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, was solemnly welcomed at the Krka Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael.

After the solemn feast day’s Vesper service in the monastery church in prayerful presence of bishops, priests, monks and faithful people of Dalmatia, His Holiness Irinej delivered san opening  address at the solemn academy on the occasion of four centuries since the founding of the Seminary of Holy Three Hierarchs.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej visiting Diocese of Dalmatia

Serbian Patriarch Irinej visiting Diocese of Dalmatia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej visiting Diocese of Dalmatia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej visiting Diocese of Dalmatia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej visiting Diocese of Dalmatia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, payed a canonical archpastoral visitation to the Diocese of Dalmatia, Croatia, starting from 18 August 2015. The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church accompanied by many bishops was welcomed at the entrance of the city of Zadar by the head of the Orthodox Church in Dalmatia, His Grace Fotije.

His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Irinej of Backa, Jovan of Sumadija, Pahomije of Vranje, Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, Marko of Bregalnica, Vicar Jeronim of Jegar and Bishop emeritus  Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina.

Bishop Teodosije visited Mr. Oliver Ivanović in the Mitrovica North Hospital and issued an Appeal to international representatives in Kosovo on his behalf

Bishop of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Teodosije visited today Mr. Oliver Ivanović at the North Mitrovica hospital. Mr Ivanović has been refusing to take food in the last 15 days in his protest to the decision of the Court to deny his request to be released from prison pending the outcome of his trial. Bishop Teodosije conveyed to Mr. Ivanović his support in the name of teh Diocese regarding his struggle to prove his innocence, but also, as his Bishop and a spiritual father he requested him to stop the hunger strike. We all need Oliver, Bishop said, but healthy, particularly for his family. Bishop Teodosije expressed his strong belief that Mr. Ivanović, whom we all know as a man of courage and dignity,  will obey his advice and start taking food.

Diocesan Day 2015

On Sunday, August 9th, faithful Serbian communities from across the eastern United States gathered at Saint Sava Camp in Shadeland, Pennsylvania. 

The day began with Holy Hierarchal Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Dr Mitrophan of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, along with twenty-four priests and one deacon.  A further three priests assisted during the service, and the congregation, led by St Sava campers, sang all responses.

Resurrection of Prebilovci – Consecration of the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Prebilovci

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.

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 6-7 August, 2015

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 6-7 August, 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 6-7 August, 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 6-7 August, 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 6-7 August, 2015

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.