200 years of the church in Dobra Voda in Vukovar

In first schematism of the Diocese of Osek,Polje and Baranja by the author Dusan Kolundjic, it is written that the church of St. Petka was built between 1807 and 1811 on the spring of thermal water.

Since that time a spiritual life began in this holy church which is located in Vukovar's picnic site Adica. 

Bishop Jovan serves on the foundations of ancient Christian church on remains of Doclea

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Doclea and heugomen of Ostrog monastery served on St. Thomas Sunday with the priesthood  the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on remains of ancient Doclea near Podgorica.

Despite the cloudy weather and occasional rain many believers from Podgorica and Danilovgrad came to the Liturgy. 

After the Liturgy and the sermon a Christian table of love was prepared along with songs and sounds of fiddles.

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral  

Scientific meeting in Felix Romuliana: Towards the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan

At the ancient Roman site of Felix Romuliana near Zajecar (IV century), which is located on the UNESCO list of the world cultural heritage, from April 29 - May 1 2011, a scientific meeting will take place entitled "Christian heritage of Romuliana - Towards the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan ".

Patriarch Irinej meets with President Dodik

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today at the Serbian Patriarchate Mr. Milorad Dodik, the President of the Republik of Srpska.

Novak Djokovic awarded with the highest distinction of the Serbian Church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded today on April 28, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade the order of St. Sava of the First Degree to Mr. Novak Djokovic, the prominent sportsman from Belgrade.

On proposal of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, the glorified Serbian tennis player was awarded with the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church for his active love towards Mother Church, particularly showed fervent and persistent helping the Serbian people and the sanctuaries of our Holy Church, especially in Kosovo and Metohija. This young Serb, the most outstanding athlete and ambassador of Serbia in the world, succeed with his own strength, charm and sincerity to properly witness the holy evangelical message of peace and love among people and solidarity with the victims, not only in the Serbian lands, but throughout the world.


The solemn reception, besides the members of the Djokovic family, was attended by Their Graces Bishops, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishops Irinej of Backa and Fotije of Dalmatia. The handing of the order was attended by Their Graces Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Atanasije of Hvosno, Porfirije of Jegar, as well as Mladjan Djordjevic, the Adviser to the President of the Republic of Serbia.