Serbian Orthodox Church
Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the regular session held in Belgrade from May 16-27, 2011.
In Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church was held from May 16-27, 2011, presided by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Participating in the Assembly were all the diocesan bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as of the autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid led by His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.
The Holy Assembly of Bishops began its work with the joint service of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, led by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and served the Invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth and wisdom, in Whom the Church lives and always works, especially in the assemblies of its bishops. Afterwards the President of the Assembly, His Holiness Patriarch in his introductory speech to the Assembly indicated some of the current questions of the life and mission of the Church in these times, times of difficult trials for us and for the world, but also times of hope and spiritual action.
In Vlasenica in the Republic of Srpska yesterday was celebrated the Day of University in East Sarajevo and the Patron Saint's Day - the feast day of Cyril and Methodius.
Following the opening of the building of the Facults of the Biotechnic sciences and the exhibition of the Academy of arts from Trebinje, there was the Formal academy, during which charters, awards, honorary titles and awards to many deserving personalities and the best students.
Minister of Faith and Diaspora Mr. Srdjan Sreckovic prepared yesterday, on the occasion of the session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, a reception for His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and the members of the Assembly.
His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe served on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the church on Sunday, May 22 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Transfer of the Relics of St. Nikolaos of Myra, the Wonderworker in Austrian town of Tulln an der Donau. He was concelebrated with many priests.
His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina served yesterday, on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the church, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy father Nicholas in Zemun.