Serbian Orthodox Church

Church slava of Ljubostinje Monastery

Church slava of Ljubostinje Monastery
Church slava of Ljubostinje Monastery
Church slava of Ljubostinje Monastery
Church slava of Ljubostinje Monastery

On the day of the church slava of the monastery of Ljubostinje - the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac celebrated the Holy Liturgy besides relics of the Venerable Ephrosinia at this monastery.

The local clergy concelebrated to the Bishop. The Slava cake was broken in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Feast Day of Most Holy Mother of God in the Diocese of Vranje

Feast Day of Most Holy Mother of God in the Diocese of Vranje
Feast Day of Most Holy Mother of God in the Diocese of Vranje
Feast Day of Most Holy Mother of God in the Diocese of Vranje
Feast Day of Most Holy Mother of God in the Diocese of Vranje

A great feast day of Most Holy Mother of God was celebrated in ancient shrines in Mrtvica and Korbevcu

On the Eve of the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, on 27 August 2019, His Grace BIshop Pahomije of Vranje served the Vigil service in the monastery in the village of Mrtvica near Dzep, an ancient sacred place dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. On the feast day, Bishop Pahomije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. 

Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California

Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California
Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California
Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California
Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California

On Sunday, August 25-26, 2019 four Bishops of our Serbian Patriarchate visit St. Sava Jackson

Our Bishop Maxim from Los Angeles with his guests Bishop Sergije of Bihać-Petrovac, Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, and Bishop David of Stobi (Archdiocese of Ohrid), visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California to venerate the relics of St. Sebastian of Jackson during their US visit to celebrate the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery

His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery Rakovica on the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, 28 August 2019.

He was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Sava Jovic, Ignjat Tovarevic, Caslav Marinkovic, Jovan Blagojevic and Jeremija Starovlah, protopresbyter Milos Sarenac, protodeacons Stefan Rapajic and Mladen Kovacevic, deacons Savo Topalovic and Djordje Petrovic and readers Milos Saric and Milos Stamenkovic. 

Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje

Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje
Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje
Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje
Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje

The feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God also this year was solemnly celebrated in the presence of a great number of believers in Gomirje Monastery. 

His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac with the concelebration of Archimandrite Naum and local clergy. 

Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia

Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia
Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia
Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia
Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and upon his invitation, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa is on a pilgrimage to the holy places on the north of Russia.

His entourage consists of: bishops Antonije of Moravica and Isihije of Mohacs, as well as protopresbyter Vladan Simic, Secretary of the Bishop of Backa.

On the occasion of the birthday of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch

The Biography of His Holiness

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near town of Cacak, Serbia, on 28 August, 1930. His baptismal name is Miroslav. He finished elementary school in his village, and later on high school in Cacak. Thereupon he enrolled and completed Theological Seminary in Prizren, Kosovo and Metochia, and graduated at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. Upon graduation, he did his army service for a year and a half. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church appointed him a professor of the Prizren Theological Seminary, but before assuming this assignment he was tonsured by the late Serbian Patriarch Herman (German) and got the monastic name Irinej, at the Rakovica monastery near Belgrade in October 1959.