Serbian Orthodox Church

Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad

Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad
Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad
Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad
Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Novi Sad

On Thursday, 28 June 2018, in the Saint George church in Novi Sad, His Grace Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, brotherhood of Cathedral church and deacons of Novi Sad.

After the read passage from the Gospel, Bishop Irinej addressed the faithful with the sermon.

Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate

Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate
Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate
Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate
Metropolitan Amfilohije serves on St. Vitus Day at Pec Patriarchate

His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Exarch of the Throne of Pec served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate of Pec, the centuries-old seat of the Serbian archbishops and patriarchs.

Metropolitan arrived to the Patriarchate of Pec yesterday after his service with other bishops at the Gracanica monastery and memorial service to the Serbian heroes killed in the Battle of Kosovo 1389 at Gazimestan due to the feast of St. Vitus Day, During the previous day the Metropolitan also visited Dechani monastery.

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience the State Secretary of the Vatican

 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Eminence Pietro Cardinal Parolin, State Secretary of the Holy See, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on June 30, 2018.

His Eminence thanked His Holiness for the cordial reception, during which a discussion was held on numerous topics concerning the  life of the two Churches. Patriarch Irinej expressed his gratitude to Cardinal Parolin for the  visit and a message of Pope Francis of Rome as well as for the official position of the Vatican which prefers  dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina to an unilateral recognition of an independence of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija.

Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Zagreb

The Saint Vitus Day was marked with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Transfuguration of the Lord in Zagreb which was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana.

Metropolitan Porfirije was concelebrated by priests and deacons of the Cathedral church, and Archimandrite Danilo (Ljubotina), with the blessing of the Metropolitan, held a sermon about this feast day.

Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac

Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac
Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac
Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac
Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac

On the Eve of Saint Vitus Day, when church Lazarica celebrates its founder and protector Saint Great martyr Prince Lazar, the solemn Vigil service was celebrated, after which the slava cake was cut on the occasion of the slava of the choir of Holy Prince Lazar. The Vigil service, which was celebrated by Bishop David of Krusevac with the clergy of the Diocese of Krusevac, was attended by lots of faithful people and clergy of the city of Krusevac.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop David of Krusevac.

Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina

An Orthodox church in the municipality of Visoko in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina was set on fire by unknown vandals last Sunday, suffering serious damage, reports RIA-Novosti.