Holy Synod Statement

Greeting of the SOC to the newly elected Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

His Holiness
Patriarch KIRILL
of Moscow and All Russia
MOSCOW

YOUR HOLINESS,

We rejoice as the Local Council of the Holy Russian Orthodox Church indeed inspired by the Holy Spirit has chosen in Your person a worthy successor to Patriarch Alexy II of blessed repose and placed You on the throne of the glorious Moscow Patriarchate, that from the same You may radiate to those near and far.

On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, our Holy Synod of Bishops and the entire episcopate, clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, We congratulate You on Your election as Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, exclaiming: Axios!

Your beloved Holiness’ brother in Christ,

For His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
Archbishop and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral
A m f i l o h i j e

Minister of culture Nebojsa Bradic visits Metropolitan Amfilohije

On December 15, 2008 at the Patriarchatebuilding minister of culture in the Serbian government Nebojsa Bradic visited MetropolitanAmfilohoje of Montenegro and the Littoral , the deputy of His HolinessPatriarch Pavle of Serbia. He was accompanied by Dushica Zivkovic, assistantminister for the preservation of the cultural heritage, VeraPavlovic-Loncarski, the director of the Cultural Heritage PreservationInstitute of Serbia and Danijela Filipovic, the chief of the office of the minister.

Order of St Sava presented to academician Miodrag Pavlovic

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, on behalf of his Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, presented today, on the occasion of 80 years of life, to academician and poet Miodrag Pavlovic the Order of St. Sava for his demonstrated love to the Holy Mother Church, particularly manifested by the priceless contribution to our cultural heritage and a true testimony of the orthodox spirituality.

Meeting Of Delegations of The Serbian Orthodox Church and The Jewish Community Regarding Restitution Of Properties Of Church

MetropolitanOn December 5, 2008 the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which consisted of: His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegroand the Littoral, archpriest Dr Luka Novakovic, director of the Patriarchate Head Office, Milan Andric the barrister of the Patriarchate Head Board met with Aleksandar Necak, the President of the Union of Jewish Communities of Serbia.

Holy Synod Of The Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Condolences To The Russian Orthodox Church

With the blessing and in the name of His Holiness PatriarchPavle of Serbia, His Eminence Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral onbehalf of The Holy Hierarchal Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sent atelegram of condolence to the Russian Orthodox Church upon the repose of theFirst Hierarch of the Russian Church, noting:

"With regard to thesudden and early death of His HolinessPatriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia, we ask you, along with allhierarchs, priesthood, religious clergy and the faithful, to accept our sinceresympathies.

We pray to the Lord for repose of his generous soul, and to grantyou all comfortin your pain for the greathierarch of the Church of Jesus."