Serbian Orthodox Church

Funeral service for Bishop Hrizostom of Zica of blessed repose

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated today the Holy Service for the dead and the funeral service for Bishop Hrizostom of Zica in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in Kraljevo

At the funeral service also Their Graces Bishops celebrated: Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Irinej of Backa, Justin of Timok, PAhomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Dalmatia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Milutin of Valjevo, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Maxim of Western America, David of Krusevac, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Marko of Bregalnica, David of Stobi and Porfirije of Jegar, with the presence of great number of priests, monks and faithful people from all parts of Serbia. 

Conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges“

Conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges“
Conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges“
Conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges“
Conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges“

Philanthropy, The Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church organized a conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges” on 13 December 2012, the day of Saint Andrew the First called Apostle. The Conference was organized in the St. Sava Hall in Nis, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis. The conference was attended by number of prominent participants, representatives of local authorities and social welfare institutions from whole Serbia, as well as respective representatives of civil society active in the area of providing social services to the most vulnerable rural population.

Slava of St. Nicholas Church in Zemun

Slava of St. Nicholas Church in Zemun
Slava of St. Nicholas Church in Zemun
Slava of St. Nicholas Church in Zemun
Slava of St. Nicholas Church in Zemun

The feast day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Archbishop of Myra, was formally marked with the Holy Liturgy at the church devoted to this saint in Zemun. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy.  

Bishop Jovan of Sumadia - Administrator of Diocese of Zica

On the occasion of the death of Bishop Hrizostom of Zica, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on today's extraordinary session brought the decision to elect His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia as an administrator of the Diocese of Zica. 

High Delegation from Russia visits Serbian Patriarch

High Delegation from Russia visits Serbian Patriarch
High Delegation from Russia visits Serbian Patriarch
High Delegation from Russia visits Serbian Patriarch
High Delegation from Russia visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received at the Serbian Patriarch in Belgrade Mr. Andrei Kostin, president of the VTB Bank, Mr. Oleg Sienko, director general of Uralvagonzavod, as well as His Excellency Alexander Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade.

Winter youth retreat in New Carlisle

Winter  youth retreat in New Carlisle

2012 Winter youth retreat – December 26 to December 30. The theme of this year’s winter
retreat is: KEEPING IT REAL

This year we are trying something new. Location of the winter youth retreat, as most of you already know, is going to be at the Serbian Monastery in New Carlisle Indiana – an hour and a half drive from Chicago. We have arranged a bus to pick up and return all those from the Chicago area, as well as those arriving to Chicago. Please also know, there may be a change of location if the number of participants is overwhelming. For now, take a look at the pictures from the Monastery mentioned. It will be a place you will never forget. We will have more details after December 1.