Serbian Orthodox Church

Liberation Day of Novi Sad celebrated

Citizens of Novi Sad marked yesterday 95th anniversary of the triumphal entrance of the Serbian Army in Novi Sad, led by Major Vojislav Bugarski. The Divine Liturgy at the building of the Command of the First Brigade of the Army Garrison Command of Novi Sad.

The celebrations began with the service of Divine Liturgy at the building of the Command of the First Brigade of the Land forces in the Army Garrison Command of Novi Sad and the rite of consecration of the liturgical space, dedicated to Holy Great Martyr Nestor, Christian soldier and spiritual follower of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki. His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop Dr Porfirije of Jegar and Army and the clergy. A chapel in the Command of the First Brigade is the second liturgical space in the Serbian Armed Forces which was prepared for service. The Divine Liturgy was attended by Mayor of Novi Sad Mr. Milos Vucevic, Minister of Defence Mr. Nebojsa Rodic, as well as Imam of Vojvodina Effendi Muhamed Zilkic. Commanders of all  subordinate battalions, representatives of senior soldiers and civilians, as well as representatives of the citizenry participated in the prayerful ceremony. The host of the gathering in the building of the Command of the First Brigade of the Land Forces was Brigade General Stojan Batinic with his associates.

Heroine who resembles her country

The remains of Milunka Savic, the Serbian heroine of the Balkan wars and the First World War, were  transferred yesterday to the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary, where were laid with tacts of the poem “There, Far Away”.

The remains of Milunka Savic, were laid to rest 40 years after her death  during a ceremony with full military and state honors and with an intonation of the national anthem “God of Justice” and salvo at the Belgrade’s New Cemetary. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the memorial service which was attended by members of the family, President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, Ministers Nebojsa Rodic, Ivan Mrkic, Velimir Ilic, Tomislav Jovanovic, Aleksandar Antic and Milan Bacevic, as well as Chief of the Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic.

Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served  on Friday, on 8 November 2013, on the occasion of the church slava, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade. 

The Patriarch was concelebrated by eight priests and five deacons, and the choir of this church chanted. The church was full of believers. After the holy communion, the Patriarch cut the slava cake and held a sermon. 

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 7 November 2013

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 7 November 2013
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 7 November 2013
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 7 November 2013
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 7 November 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received today, on 7 November 2013,  Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate.

Bishop Teodosije serves Holy Liturgy in Prizren

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of three priests, in the church of Saint George the Greatmartyr on 3 November 2013. Students of the Prizren Seminary along with their professors sang responses.  Following the Liturgy the Bishop talked with believers of this small but brave Serbian community in this imperial city. 

Serbian Patriarch Irinej honorary citizen of Zemun

Serbian Patriarch Irinej honorary citizen of Zemun
Serbian Patriarch Irinej honorary citizen of Zemun
Serbian Patriarch Irinej honorary citizen of Zemun
Serbian Patriarch Irinej honorary citizen of Zemun

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received yesterday an award - the Honorary Citizen of Zemun with a medal - at a solemn session of the Assembly of the City Municipality of Zemun, held on the occasion of the Day of Zemun. 

The Patriarch received this dinstinction on the occasion of 5th November, the Day of Zemun, which is marking the date when the Serbian army liberated this town in 1918.

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 4 November 2013

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 4 November 2013
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 4 November 2013
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 4 November 2013
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 4 November 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Majib Fahim Pour, Ambassador of the Republic of Iran in Serbia, with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate yesterday, on 4 November 2013.