Serbian Orthodox Church

Joint Letter of the Serbian Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520

March 27, 2018

Dear Deputy Secretary Sullivan:

We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States, are writing to express our grave concern over yesterday’s assault by the Kosovo Police on Marko Djuric, Director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, as well as journalists and unarmed citizens. Our concern is particularly heightened noting that this brutality seems to be an integral part of an orchestrated campaign against Kosovo's Serbian population, coming in the wake of the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic.

Serbian Bishop Fotije received in audience Mufti Fazlovic

Bishop Fotije and Mufti Fazlović agreed more intensive programs of inter-religious cooperation in the cities of Bijeljina and Tuzla.

His Eminence Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla received Tuzla's Mufti Vahid ef. Fazlović in his Diocesan residence in Bijeljina on March 27, 2018. The meeting presented a continuation of conversations about the mutual cooperation following up Bishop’s visit to the mufti Fazlovic in December 2017.

The  two religious dignitaries discussed concrete ways of cooperation between the two religious communities in the area, especially emphasizing the need for a more active work and cooperation of the Inter-Religious Council's Committees in Bijeljina and Tuzla. The meeting was attended by Samir ef. Kamic and Omer ef. Camić, the chief imams of Bijeljina and Janja.

Source: Zvornik-Tuzla Diocese

Assembly of military chaplains of the Armed Forces of BiH

Assembly of military chaplains of the Armed Forces of BiH
Assembly of military chaplains of the Armed Forces of BiH
Assembly of military chaplains of the Armed Forces of BiH
Assembly of military chaplains of the Armed Forces of BiH

His Grace Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, a military bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church by the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, held a working meeting with all military chaplains at the Armed Forces on March 27, 2018, in the barracks "Kozara" in Banja Luka.

The meeting was attended also by Brigadier Col. Radovan Jovic, commander of the 6th Infantry Brigade, and his associates.

Brotherly meeting of Vukovar and Borovo deaneries

Brotherly meeting of Vukovar and Borovo deaneries
Brotherly meeting of Vukovar and Borovo deaneries
Brotherly meeting of Vukovar and Borovo deaneries
Brotherly meeting of Vukovar and Borovo deaneries

On Monday of the sixth Sunday of the Great Lent, 26 March 2018, a clergy of the hierarchal deaneries of Vukovar and Borovo attend the Blessed Sacrament at the Cathedral church of Holy father Nicholas in Vukovar.

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop of Backa and Administrator of the Diocese of Osek-Polje and Baranja Irinej, prists were being confessed by retired parish priest of Erdut protopresbyter-staurophor Jovan Klajic. 

Metropolitan Amfilohije served in Monastery of Rustovo

Metropolitan Amfilohije served in Monastery of Rustovo
Metropolitan Amfilohije served in Monastery of Rustovo
Metropolitan Amfilohije served in Monastery of Rustovo
Metropolitan Amfilohije served in Monastery of Rustovo

Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije celebrated the Holy Liturergy with the concelebration of the clergy at + the monastery of Rustovo in Pastrovici on 25 March 2018.

Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Karlovac

Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Karlovac
Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Karlovac
Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Karlovac
Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Karlovac

On the fifth Sunday of the Great Lent, on 25th March 2018, His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy father Nicholas of Myra in Karlovac.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protonamesnik Predrag Susic, presbyter Darko Dugonjic and deacon Budimir Kokotovic.

Celebration of the Greek Independence Day in Belgrade

Celebration of the Greek Independence Day in Belgrade
Celebration of the Greek Independence Day in Belgrade
Celebration of the Greek Independence Day in Belgrade
Celebration of the Greek Independence Day in Belgrade

On the occasion of the National holiday of the Liberation Day from the Turkish captivity and memory of liberation uprisings from 1821, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch,officieted the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with Doxology at the Patriarchal church of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade оn 25th March 2018.

On this occasion His Holiness Irinej ordained hierodeacon Amvrosije (Vesic), Doctor of the National Technical University and PhD student of the course Liturgics at the Faculty of Theology in Athens, as hieromonk.