Ascension Day procession on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the City of Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the con-celebration of Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic) of Australia and New Zealand and the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci and other dioceses.

The church of Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Belgrade was too small for lots of faithful people who gathered on this occasion. Bishop Irinej congratulated both the Patron Saint-day (slava) of this church and of the City of Belgrade. The Serbian Patriarch blessed the slava cake.

Handover of the Neulerchendfeld church in 16th Vienna’s district

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Administrator of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland, received on 27 May keys of the Neulerchenfeld church in 16th Vienna’s district, from Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

With this solemn act the forementioned church became also the formal property of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Lots of guests from both sides, not only from ecclesial, but also from social life, attended this ceremony. Along with His Grace Bishop Irinej there were also: Bishop Ignatije of Pozarevac and Branicevo, David of Krusevac and newly elected Bishop Andrej of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland. The ceremony was held also in attendance of His Eminence Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria (Ecumenical Patriarchate), President of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Austria. His Excellency Cardinal was accompanied by his vicar Dariusz Schutzky.

Serbian Orthodox Church helps suffered people

The "Patriarch Pavle" Fund opened a special account for the rehabilitation of the effects of natural disasters. 

Name of the bank client:  The Serbian Orthodox Church -  The Serbian Patriarchate - The "Patriarch Pavle" Fund - for the rehabilitation of the effects of natural disasters. 

Komercijalna bank, account no. : 205-480-06

You can pay humanitarian aid on this account. The Fund thanks all donors in advance. The instructions for payments of the aid abroad, in foreign currencies and banks.

  • instructions for payments in British pounds (GBP): see
  • instructions for payments in US dollars (USD): see
  • instructions for payments in euros (EUR): see
  • instructions for payments in Swiss franks (CHF): see
  • instructions for payments in Canadian dollars (CAD)see
  • instructions for payments in Australian dollars (AUD): see


Representatives of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate meet with the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, has received into audience representatives of the Synodal Department of the social activities of the Moscow Patriarchate at the Serbian Patriarchate today.

The guests from Russia received blessing of His Holiness for  distribution of humanitarian aid from the Russian Orthodox Church to be realized in the Diocese of Valjevo. His Holiness informed in detail the high guests on the conditions in some dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church and pointed out the scale of the disaster which had affected the Serbian people.