Serbian Orthodox Church

Annual reception for Belgrade school principals

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received principals of primary and secondary schools from the territory of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade ,on 15 December 2016. The reception was attended by Minister of Education at the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Mladen Sarcevic.

Afteran introductory welcome oration of His Holiness the Patriarch, protopresbyter-staurophor Professor Dr. Dragomir Sando, the head of the Catechetic committee of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac, delivered a keynote address. He reminded that also this year a nice tradition was being continued in the way that His Holiness opened the doors of his residence to the Belgrade school principals in order consider with them the mutual task of educating the young generation.

Meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America

Meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America
Meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America
Meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America
Meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America

His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije, escorted by His Grace Bishop Kiril of Dioclea, arrived in Chicago on 7 December 2016.

The dignitaries were welcomed by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America at the airport. The next day, on 8 December 2016, Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Kirilo, after a short visit to the monastery of New Gracanica, participated in the meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South Africa in the monastery of Saint Sava in Libertyville.

Bishop Irinej participates in 20th Anniversary celebration of Metropolitan Nikitas' Consecration

Bishop Irinej participates in 20th Anniversary celebration of Metropolitan Nikitas' Consecration
Bishop Irinej participates in 20th Anniversary celebration of Metropolitan Nikitas' Consecration
Bishop Irinej participates in 20th Anniversary celebration of Metropolitan Nikitas' Consecration
Bishop Irinej participates in 20th Anniversary celebration of Metropolitan Nikitas' Consecration

On Saturday evening, December 3, 2016 His Grace Bishop Irinej arrived in California to participate in the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the election and consecration of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute at the Graduate Theological Union as a Hierarch.

Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Kiril on an archpastoral visit in Latin America

Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Kiril on an archpastoral visit in Latin America
Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Kiril on an archpastoral visit in Latin America
Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Kiril on an archpastoral visit in Latin America
Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Kiril on an archpastoral visit in Latin America

The hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Vicar Bishop Kiril of Dioclea have been in Latin America since 23 November 2016. - Reception by the Mayor of Resistencia, province Chaco, in Argentina, Mr. Jorge Kapitanich.

During this meeting a contract was signed concerning the grant of a plot for erection of the centre of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America.

Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara Celebrates Slava

Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara Celebrates Slava
Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara Celebrates Slava
Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara Celebrates Slava
Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara Celebrates Slava

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Cathedral of Saint Steven in Alhambra, California, the Kolo Srpskih Sestara of the Western American Diocese celebrated their Krsna Slava, the Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Historic Visit of Patriarch Irinej of Serbia to Vatopaidi Monastery

” It is our obligation to do a pilgrimage to Vatopaidi because Saint Savvas learnt here that only through holiness we can build a nation. We, as a nation, are the disciples of Saint Savvas and Saint Savvas was a monk, a disciple of this monastery. Our history, our culture, our nation would be much poorer without Saint Savvas the Archbishop of the Serbs, without the understanding that we need to love God and our nation in our day-to-day life” – Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.

In the above photos you can see  glimpses from the historic visit of Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at Vatopaidi on the 5th of December 2016 together with Bishop Jovan and Archim. Methodios, the abbot of Hilandari Monastery.