Serbian Orthodox Church

Foreign Affairs Minister of Bulgaria visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Kristian Vigenin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 3 July 2014.

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 3 July 2014

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch recieved Mr. Marko Djuric, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohia, and Mr. Marko Blagojevic, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 3 July 2014.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Greece

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives Mr. Konstantinos Ikonomidis, Ambassador of Greece to Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 July 2014.

Serbian Patriarch meets with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

In the attendance of many bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary of the Holy See for Relations with States, i.e. Foreign Affairs Minister of the state of Vatican at the Serbian Patriarchate on June 30th.

Archbishop’s delegation consisted of: Apostolic Nuncio H.E.  Archbishop Orlando Antonini, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar and Bishop of Zrenjanin Bishop Ladislav Nemet.

Minister of Justice Nikola Selakovic visits Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Minister of Justice in the Government of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic visited the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral on July 1st. 

Minister firstly visited the court church at Cipur where he laid wreath at the grave of King Nikola, and after that he venerated the hand of Saint John the Baptist, the particle of the Precious Cross of the Lord and the relics of Saint Peter of Cetinje. 

Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic)

The new-elected Bishop of Toplica Arseny (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as Milomir Glavcic. 

He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary of Saint Sava in Belgrade and finished it successfully in 1998. Upon the blessing of Bishop Hrizostom, he immatriculated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. During his studies he attended  twice the Puskin Institute in Moscow to improve his Russian, in 1999 and 2000.

In 2002 Bishop Hrizostom appointed him Secretary of the Diocesan Ecclesiastic Board and treasurer of the Diocese of Banat. He held this position until September 2004. Upon the suggestion of his spiritual father Bishop Hrizostom, he was received as cleric in the Diocese of Zica where he was appointed Secretary of the Bishop in July 2005. Simultaneously he began with preparations for monastic life being a novice in the monastery of Zica. In September 2005 he graduated from the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology in Belgrade.