Serbian Orthodox Church

First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery

First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery
First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery
First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery
First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery

With the Blessing of the Bishop of Eastern America, His Grace Irinej, the Department for Christian Education organized the First Orthodox Christian Family Festival on September 16th, 2017 in New Marcha Мonastery.

Patriarch Theodoros II - guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

On the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Arsenije Bishop of Nis celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Helen.

Addressing lots of the faithful, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II, talking about the feast day and the city in which he wass, he emphasized that the Cross has always been and forever he will remain a symbol of love. – Under this Cross my children: Serbians, Greeks and African people fought for freedom, and hence it will remain a symbol of victory, Patriarch Theodoros said and with special  words thanked the Serbian Patriarch, Bishop Arsenije and the people of Nis for the warm welcome.

Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis

Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Nis in the evening on 26 September 2017. A doxology in his honour was held in the Cathedral church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

His Beatitude, accompanied by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and the delegation of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church, was solemnly welcomed by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis with many priests, representatives of the City and the Armed Forces of Serbia, as well as by the faithful people of the imperial Nis and the Diocese of Nis.

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani
Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani
Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani
Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, visited the monasteries of the Pec Patriarchate and Dechani on Kosovo and Metochia on 26 September 2017.

The Primates of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church were accompanied by Their Eminences Metropolitans Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Georgios of Guinea and Niphont of Pelousion, and byTheir Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla; as well as by Very Venerable Archimandrite Daniel, Secretary of the Synod of the Church of Alexandria.

Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral, Belgrade

Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral, Belgrade
Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral, Belgrade
Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral, Belgrade
Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral, Belgrade

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava on Vracar on 24 September 2017. The Primate of the Church of Alexandria received order of Saint Sava.

The Divine Liturgy in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar District, Belgrade, was officiated by Primates of the Serbian Church and the Church of Alexandria, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africawith concelebration of Their Eminences Metropolitans Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Georgios of Guinea and Niphont of Pelousion, Their Graces Bishops Justin of Zica and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla; and Very Venerable Archimandrites Stephen – head of the Saint Sava Cathedral ,and Daniel, Secretary of the Synod of the Church of Alexandria.

Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade

Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Teodoros II presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on September 23, 2017.

Patriarch Theodoros II was concelebrated by Cathedral principle Archpriest-Stavrophor Petar Lukic and the priesthood of the Cathedral. In addition to numerous faithful people of the capital city and pupils of the St. Sava Theological School, the solemn service was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Serbian Patriarch Irinej; His Eminence Porfirije,  Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, as well as by the distinguished entourage  of the Primate of the Alexandrian Church: Their Eminences Metropolitans Georgios of Guinea and Niphont of Pelousion, and Secretary of the Synod, Very Venerable Archimandrite Daniel. The First Belgrade Choral Ensemble and the choir of the Kovilj Monastery were chanting responses.

Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia

Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia
Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia
Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia
Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia

The second day of the irenic visit of His Beatitude  Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II to the Serbian Orthodox Church began with an official reception which was hosted by His Holiness Serbia Patriarch  Irinej in the Palace of the Patriarchate of Serbia in Belgrade, September 22, 2017.

Official conversations of the Primates of the Serbian Patriarchate and the Patriarchate of Alexandria were attended by His Eminence Porfirije,  Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, as well as by the General Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops Very Rev. Archpriest-stavrophor Dr. Savo Jovic.