Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the regular session held in Belgrade from May 16-27, 2011.
In Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church was held from May 16-27, 2011, presided by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Participating in the Assembly were all the diocesan bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as of the autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid led by His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.
The Holy Assembly of Bishops began its work with the joint service of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, led by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and served the Invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth and wisdom, in Whom the Church lives and always works, especially in the assemblies of its bishops. Afterwards the President of the Assembly, His Holiness Patriarch in his introductory speech to the Assembly indicated some of the current questions of the life and mission of the Church in these times, times of difficult trials for us and for the world, but also times of hope and spiritual action.
On the feast day of the Transfer of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker solemnly was celebrated the church's Patron Saint's Day of the restored church of St. Nicholas in Pristina. The Liturgy was, with the blessing of Bishop Teodosije, serve by head of the church of St. Nicholas parish of Pristina, presbyter Darko Marinkovic with the concelebration of other parish Stevo Mitric. After the feast day's procession, the slava cakes were blessed and cut.
On May 31 of this year, the Bishop's Palace in Novi Sad was visited by a delegation of the parliament of the Free State of Bayern. On behalf of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa the delegation was received by protopresbyter Milovan Miodragovic, deacon Dragan Radic and nun Vasilija.
Patriarch Irinej opened closing exhibition of the works of students of the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church1. June 2011 - 10:20
His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch opened last night a traditional annual exhibition of the works of the student of the High School - Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for arts and conservation, in the presence of His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, in the atelier of the Academy. The opening was attended by Mr. Dragan Cvorovic, state secretary at the Ministry of Faith and Diaspora, representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Education, professors from other arts academies in Belgrade, students and others.
In the most beautiful part of Zlatar, on Vodena Poljana (1440 m.a.s.l.), ten kolometres from Nova Varos, surrounded by high conifer forests the church of St. Cosma and Damian the Unmercenaries was built, today it's a property of the monastery of Milesevo.