Communiquefrom the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from its regular meeting held in Belgrade November 17-20, 2010
The second regular meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops was held between November 17-20, 2010 at the Patriarchate in Belgrade under the presidency of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej. All diocesan bishops took part in the work of the Assembly, with the exception of the head of the autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid, His Beatitude Jovan and Bishop Konstantin of Central Europe.
We inform with a great joy all priesthood and the faithful in Montenegro that in a period from October 30 until November 1 of this year, and on the occasion of St. Peter of Cetinje and the remembrance of 180 years of his enthronment, our Metropolitanate will be visited by His Holiness Irinej Arcbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch upon the invitation of His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral.
Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops regarding the formal act of the enthronement of Serbian Patriarch Irinej29. September 2010 - 18:50
In preparation for the formal act of enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on October 3, 2010 in the Stavropegial Laura of the Serbian patriarchs - the Patriarchate of Pec, the Holy Synod of Bishops reminds firstly all Orthodox believers, but also the whole public that the enthronement is only a religious and a spiritual activity of the historical significance for our Church and the entire Serbian people, as well as any politicization of the event is undesirable and absolutely unacceptable.
Accreditation of media representatives for the solemn act of inauguration of Serbian Patriarch Irinej21. September 2010 - 23:24
On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch which will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the great lavra of the Patriarchate of Pec, the historic seat of the Serbian patriarchs, the Organization committee invites interested media to send to e-mail address email@example.com no later than Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 15:00 the name of a journalist, who will be provided with the transportation by the Serbian Orthodox Church from Belgrade to Pec and a convinient place in the monastery courtyard.
These days, all local media reported the fierce accusations of Mr. Muamer Zukorlic, Mufti of the Islamic Community in Serbia, addressed on behalf of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the state of Serbia and, ultimately, me personally.
What an ordinary Muslim, uninformed of the relations between the Churches and religious communities in the country, can conclude from Zukorlic's fervent statements that the Serbian Orthodox Church is some sort of a chauvinistic and extremist organization that only looks how to harm Muslims, and that I am some tyrant who lead a violence against Islamic religious education and other activities of Muslims in Serbia.
This weekend finally a long-waited parallel session of Diocesan council of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand and Church-people council of the Diocese for Australia and New Zealand is being held on which a new mutual Draft Constitution should be adopted, by which the full ecclesiastic and administrative unity of the Church in Diaspora.
About the significance of this document and hopes that are given for this meeting witness the letters which have come these days in the Diocesan seat in Sidney, and in which His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic address the Serbian Orthodox people of Australia and New Zealand.
On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the letter was sent by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegroa and the Littoral, who informed His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand that the Synod on the session held on June 24 of this year generally accepted the Draft Constitution of "the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand."
Source: Diocese of Australia and New Zealand