His Holiness Kyr Irinej Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-karlovci And Serbian Patriarch Reposed in the Lord on November 20, 2020

Serbian Orthodox Church leader dies from COVID-19, aged 90 | EuronewsHis Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near town of Cacak, Serbia, on 28 August, 1930. His baptismal name was Miroslav. He finished elementary school in his village, and later on high school in Cacak. Thereupon he enrolled and completed Theological Seminary in Prizren, Kosovo and Metohia, and graduated at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. Upon graduation, he did his army service for a year and a half. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church appointed him a professor of the Prizren Theological Seminary, but before assuming this assignment he was tonsured by the late Serbian Patriarch Herman (German) and got the monastic name Irinej, at the Rakovica monastery near Belgrade in October 1959.

Instead of a Candle for Metropolitan Amfilohije

Korona virus, Crna Gora, Srbija i SPC: Ko je bio mitropolit Amfilohije i  zašto je važio za jednog od najmoćnijih ljudi crkve - BBC News na srpskomFor to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain – Philipians 1:21

These are words of the great apostle Paul written in the epistle to the Philippians. And we are witnesses that the life of Metropolitan Amfilohije is similar to the life of the Apostle Paul, who before his departure lived and suffered with the faithful and taught them in order to prepare them for his departure, always knowing that for the one who lives in Christ and by Christ, departure (death) in fact is gain.

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Welcoming the Christ Child-Book Only Elissa Bjeletich
Illustrated by: Jelena Jeftic

Journey through the Old Testament with 40 wonderfully illustrated Bible readings, one for each day of the Nativity Lent. These short, beloved stories from Scripture include questions and answers to encourage family discussion, and can be used any of time of year, to assist parents in their efforts to bring the Holy Orthodox Faith to life in their homes, increasing understanding and inspiring love for Christ and His Church. Old Testament events and prophecies—many of which are shown to point the way to the birth of the Christ Child—together with New Testament events leading up to and including Christ’s Nativity, all serve to help Orthodox families enter more deeply into the spirit of the Nativity Fast, and to celebrate the feast of Christmas with greater understanding and inspiration.

No Faith Is More Beautiful Than the Christian Faith

No Faith Is More Beautiful Than the Christian FaithBy: Bishop Danilo (Krstic), Hieromonk Amfilohije (Radovic) 

Penned by Bishop Danilo and Hieromonk Amfilohije, originally published in Serbian (in 1986) and now available in English for the first time, this Catechism book is a great introduction into the basic evangelical teachings of the Orthodox faith and life. Authors of this publication are offering this simple but existential gift to all. This wonderful book belongs to Christian Orthodox Catechism series and explores the mystery of faith in Old and New Testament.

Among many other questions, it answers these existential inquiries: What is true faith? Who is God? What is God like? Who is man? What is God’s revelation? What is the Bible, or the Holy Scriptures? What is the Old Testament? What is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Why is the Lord Jesus Christ called the God-Man? What did Jesus say on Saturday, the Sabbath? How does the history of the Church begin? It concludes with the chapter on the prayer life of the Church and the last days.

Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started

Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started
Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started
Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started
Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started

With the blessing of His Grace Gerasim, Bishop of Gornji Karlovac, painting of the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Smiljan started. The Serbian archpriest Milutin Tesla, father of one of the greatest scientists Nikola Tesla, served in that church as a parish priest. Nikola Tesla himself was baptized in that church in 1856.