Serbian Orthodox Church

Bishop Jovan serves on the foundations of ancient Christian church on remains of Doclea

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Doclea and heugomen of Ostrog monastery served on St. Thomas Sunday with the priesthood  the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on remains of ancient Doclea near Podgorica.

Despite the cloudy weather and occasional rain many believers from Podgorica and Danilovgrad came to the Liturgy. 

After the Liturgy and the sermon a Christian table of love was prepared along with songs and sounds of fiddles.

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral  

On the Deaths of the Persecutors - Lactantius (Serbian translation)

Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for Fine arts and conservation from Belgrade started an edition: Treasury of the Holy Fathers, in which the first book is the work of Lactantius On the Deaths of the Persecutors (Latin: De mortibus persecutorum). The translation was done by Dr Milena Milin. The proofreading was done by Mr Dusica Petrovic. The editor of this publication and newly-created edition is protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr Radomir Popovic.

Exhibition opened in Zajecar - Late Antique/ Early Christian art in an interpretation of students of the SOC Academy

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Justin of Timok, on Friday April 29, 2011 in the National museum in Zajecar the exhibiton titled "1700 YEARS AFTER - Late Antique/ Early Christian art in the interpretation of the students of the Academy of the SOC." The exhibition, with which began the marking of the 1700th anniversary of the edict of toleration of Religion consists of 40 pieces (Early Christian frescoes, mosaics, encaustic and facilities).

Serbian Patriarch meets with President of Greece

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, Mr. Karolos Papoulias, the president of the Republic of Greece.

Bishop Longin Celebrates Paschal Services in Chicagoland

His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America celebrated the first day of Pascha by serving Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, where the parish's Slava was celebrated. Serving with Bishop Longin were Archpriest-Stavrophor Dennis Pavichevich, Priests Darko Spasojevic, Radovan Jakovljevic and Vasilije Vranic, and Deacons Damjan Bozic and Nikolaj Kostur.

Novak Djokovic awarded with the highest distinction of the Serbian Church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded today on April 28, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade the order of St. Sava of the First Degree to Mr. Novak Djokovic, the prominent sportsman from Belgrade.

On proposal of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, the glorified Serbian tennis player was awarded with the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church for his active love towards Mother Church, particularly showed fervent and persistent helping the Serbian people and the sanctuaries of our Holy Church, especially in Kosovo and Metohija. This young Serb, the most outstanding athlete and ambassador of Serbia in the world, succeed with his own strength, charm and sincerity to properly witness the holy evangelical message of peace and love among people and solidarity with the victims, not only in the Serbian lands, but throughout the world.


The solemn reception, besides the members of the Djokovic family, was attended by Their Graces Bishops, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishops Irinej of Backa and Fotije of Dalmatia. The handing of the order was attended by Their Graces Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Atanasije of Hvosno, Porfirije of Jegar, as well as Mladjan Djordjevic, the Adviser to the President of the Republic of Serbia.