Serbian Orthodox Church
After the Holy Liturgy, at 9 in the morning at the Patriarchate Chapel of St Simeon the Myrrh-gusher His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, in the presence of all Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has served a rite of the invocation of the Holy Spirit, which has been an opening of the formal session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Formal session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the SOC has began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy14. May 2009 - 11:03
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade with the concelebration of brothers Bishops: Irinej of Nish, Lukijan of Osijek and Baranja, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, Teodosije of Lipljan, twenty two protopresbyters and presbyters, five deacons, and in presence of great number of hierarchs gathered at the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2009
P A V L E
By the grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, on behalf ohis Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia has received today at 9 , at the Patriarchate court in Belgrade , Mr. Milorad Pupovac, a president of the Serbian National Council,with an associate Mr. Sasha Miloshevic.
At the beginning of the conversation, His Eminence Metropolitan conveyed the blessing and greetings from His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia to all Serbs in the Republic of Croatia. During the conversation Pupovac pointed out also that there is a good cooperation between Serbs, and especially the returnees, with the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and all dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church inthe Republic of Croatia.
Metropolitan Amfilohije emphasized , at the end of talks, that Church always has been and stays the pulse of our nation and that always has unifying part in people.
Statement: Anti-discrimination on the basis of some personal inclination is not the same as freedom of expression of that person17. March 2009 - 15:02
Because of the different, and frequently one-sided or wrong interpretations of problems regarding the anti-discrimination Bill in some media, I am giving, in order to explain and inform impartially , following personal statement , which represents also the position of the Holy Synod of my Church and the positions of all the traditional Churches and religious communities.
Basic rights and freedom are also basic values of the legal order and society in whole. There belongs also anti-discrimination, that is a principle of equal protection of rights and freedoms. However, possible sources of discrimination are something totally different.