Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Patriarch pays a canonical visit to the Diocese of Middle Europe

Serbian Patriarch pays a canonical visit to the Diocese of Middle Europe
Serbian Patriarch pays a canonical visit to the Diocese of Middle Europe
Serbian Patriarch pays a canonical visit to the Diocese of Middle Europe
Serbian Patriarch pays a canonical visit to the Diocese of Middle Europe

His Holiness arrived on November 25th 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Frankfurt Airport. Protodeacon Damjan Bozic accompanies Patriarch Irinej

The Serbian Patriarch was welcomed by Consul Branko Radovanovic, Vice-Consul Zivorad Petrovic, President of AirSerbia Germany Zoran Kostic, official of the Consulate Gojko Femic, as well as protopresbyter-stavrophor Milan Pejic, episcopal deputy; protopresbyter Marko Jovanovic, protopresbyter Stojan Barjaktarevic and protpriest Simon Turkic, as well as the official of the Diocese Mr. Carol Lupu.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Igor Radojičić, President of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska

 On 22 November 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Mr. Igor Radojičić, President of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska. They were joined in the meeting by Mr. Duško Perović, representative of Republika Srpska to the Russian Federation; Mr. Mladen Brancović, head of Mr. Radojičić’ secretariat; counsellor Milan Grubor; archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations; and Mr. Miguel Palacio, a staff member of the DECR secretariat for far abroad countries.

35th anniversary of the episcopal service of Bishop Vasilije of Srem

His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem marked the anniversary of the episcopal service with the solemn Hierarchal Liturgy in Sremski Karlovci on 23 November 2013 

At Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci the clergy, monks,  the faithful of the Diocese of Srem and students of the Karlovac Seminary gathered to mark the 35th anniversary of the episcopal service of Bishop of Srem. Priests of the Diocese of Srem and the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated.

 

Patron Saint-day of the Decani Monastery

This annual celebration of the Patron Saint-day of the monastery of Decani, the feast of Holy King Stefan of Decani, was enhanced with the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch

Along with bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Their Graces Bishops Jovan of Sumadija, Pahomije of Vranje and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a newly built so-called Prizren’s refectory. It is the monastic refectory where the brotherhood of the monastery will live.

Patron Saint-day of the Belgrade Cathedral church

On Thursday, 21.11.2013 when the Holy Chuch celebrated the Synaxis of Saint Michael the Archangel, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral church with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Buenos Aires, Central America and East America.

Pious people of the capital, gathered at the Cathedral church, chanted along with the Patriarch and the clergy Troparion to Saint Michael the Archangel on the occasion of performing the rite of cutting  slava cake of the church. Patriarch Irinej congratulated the church's Patron Saint-day (slava) of the central Belgrade's church.

Miraculous morning at Rakovica monastery

Miraculous morning at Rakovica monastery
Miraculous morning at Rakovica monastery
Miraculous morning at Rakovica monastery
Miraculous morning at Rakovica monastery

On Saturday, November 16th, on the feast of the Transfer of the relics of Holy Greatmartyr George, at Rakovica monastery the liturgical baptism of 80 pupils of Belgrade's primary and secondary schools was performed. Besides pupils, their parents and teachers were also baptized.