General Breedlove visits Monasteries of Pec Patriarchate and Decani

Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Phil Breedlove, accompanied by KFOR Commander General Volker Halblauer and representatives of Italian and American KFOR, visited  the Pec Patriarchate and the Decani Monastery on 7 August 2013. 

At the monastery of the Pec Patriarchate General Breedlove was welcomed by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Bishop Teodosije as a diocesan bishop and the member of the Holy Synod of Bishops, informed the American general with problems that our Church faces and emphasized a need that the KFOR forces remain in the region as long as possible and to provide security for the Serbian shrines and the people in the enclaves. 

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013

His Grace elected Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac received His Eminence Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar and His Grace Bishop of Varazdin Josip Mrzjak with entourage at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 7 August 2013.

Djurdjevi Stupovi celebrate 800th anniversary of its existence

On the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene, on 4 August 2013, the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi celebrated eight centuries of its existence.

Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church along with bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Besides many believers at the Liturgy there were also Prime Minister of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic, Minister of Education Mr. Zarko Obradovic, Minister of Culture and Information Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Ambassador of Serbia in Podgorica Mr. Zoran Lutovac, Ambassador of the Russian Federation Mr. Andrei Nesterenko and Ambassador of Ukraine Mrs. Oskana Slyusarenko.

Enthronement of Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac

The Diocese of Bihac-Petrovac inform all Orthodox believers that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch along with bishops will serve the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and will enthrone elected Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovachat on 11 August 2013 at the Cathedral church in Bosanski Petrovac .

Serbian Patriarch Irinej is arriving in Bosanski Petrovac at 8.45 a.m. and the Divine Liturgy will begin at 9.30 a.m. We call all Orthodox believers and all people of good hope to attend this historical event for the Diocese of Bihac-Petrovac, so that we can together welcome Patriarch and newly elected Bishop. 


Serbian Patriarch received Metropolitan Emanuel of France

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel of France and Archimandrite Bartholomew,  General secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade yesterday, on 6 August 2013.