Communique - December 23, 2009

On Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, beginning at 9:00am, the Divine Liturgy for the dead and forty-day memorial service will be served for Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose. The memorial service will be served at the end of Divine Liturgy, about 11:00 am. After that, at the monastery Rakovica on Patriarch's tomb, a small commemoration will be served.

On that occasion and in prayerful remembrance of Patriarch Pavle, as well as of days from November 15 till 19, 2009 when hundreds of thousands of people participated in magnificent funeral procession of their First Hierarch - the Information and publishing institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in cooperation with the Ministry of Faith, has published a photo album entitled From Death into Life.

Communique about the false letter on the autonomy of Vojvodina

Regarding the information that one of the deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, on the session held in the afternoon on November 25, 2009,  read my alleged letter regarding the proposal of the Statute of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, I can only make a statement that it is a clear forgery, which is a felony.

Namely, neither on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops nor on behalf of me I did not comment  on the theme that is being just discussed by the Assembly.

Communique - Cathedral Church in Belgrade

We inform the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church that Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade will be closed on November 19, 2009 at 02:00am, due to preparations of the church for the Divine Liturgy which will be served on that day, at 07:30am. At the same time, we ask them to plan their arrival at Cathedral church only by this time, because after it they will not be able to enter the church.

Direct broadcast of the funeral of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose

Thanks to the Serbian Broadcasting Service (RTS) , the official website of the Serbian Orthodox Church will broadcast directly the Divine Liturgy, the funeral service and the burrial of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose.

Communique - for radio and sound recordings

The Committee which is organizing the funeral of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose on the session held on November 17, 2009 taking into account the enormous interest of the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church at first, and the wider public as well, decided with a wholehearted support of the the Serbian Broadcasting Service (RTS) to provide all local and foreign radio broadcasting companies transfer of broadcasting signal and sound recordings.

Information on accreditations of crews of media companies

All media companies received two accreditations. Accreditations can be obtained only by the authorized persons and with the journalist identity card and ID  (or other identification document). Accreditation for the media to be shared from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the office of the Information service at the Patriarchate Cour.