Ambassador of Hungary visits Serbian Patriarch Irinej

Ambassador of Hungary visits Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Ambassador of Hungary visits Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Ambassador of Hungary visits Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Ambassador of Hungary visits Serbian Patriarch Irinej

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Oszkar Nikovitz, Ambassador of Hungary to Serbia today. 

Ambassador Nikovitz made a courteous farewell visit since he had finished his mandate in the Republic of Serbia. 

Consecration of Bishop Arseny of Toplica

His Holiness Irenaeus, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy and the solemn rite of the consecration of Archimandrite Arseny (Glavcic) to the rank of Bishop of Toplica at the Belgrade’s Cathedral church today, on 31st August 2014.

His Holiness was concelebrated by Their Eminences Metropolitan Panteleon of Veria (Archdiocese of Athens), Metropolitan Georgios of Kitrous and Katerini (Archdiocese of Athens) and Metropolitan Porfirius of Zagreb-Ljubljana; Their Graces Bishop Irenaeus of Backa, Justin of Zica, John of Sumadia, Theodosius of Raska-Prizren, Irenaeus of Australia-New Zealand, Hilarion of Timok, Anthony of Moravica and Hieronim Bishop electus of Jegar; Very Venerable abbot of the Studenica monastery Archimandrite Tikhon as well as protopresbyters-stavrophors Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops Dr. Savo B. Jovic, dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology protopresbyter-stavrophor Predrag Puzovic, head of the Cathedral church Petar Lukic and Professor Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic. The solemn rite was attended also by Their Graces Bishops Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergius of Middle Europe, John Bishop electus of Slavonia and retired Bishop Basil of Zvornik-Tuzla, Very Venerable Archimandrites John (Radosavljevic) and Daniel (Ljubotinja), as well as by hieromonk Dositey from the Chilandar Monastery on Mount Athos.

French Ambassador visits Serbian Patriarch

French Ambassador visits Serbian Patriarch
French Ambassador visits Serbian Patriarch
French Ambassador visits Serbian Patriarch
French Ambassador visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Francois-Xavier Deniau, Ambassador of France to Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade today. 

Since the Ambassador is leaving his post in the Republic of Serbia, he made a farewell visit to the Serbian Patriarch. During the cordial and friendly meeting, His Holiness also congratulated His Excellency for the successful mandate and wished his further success. 

Consecration of new-elected Bishop of Toplica Arsenije (Glavcic)

The consecration of the newly-elected Bishop of Toplica will take place at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 31 August 2014. The proclamation will be performed  the previous day, on August 30th.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch will celebrate the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of many Bishops.

Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic)

The new-elected Bishop of Toplica Arseny (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as Milomir Glavcic. 

He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary of Saint Sava in Belgrade and finished it successfully in 1998. Upon the blessing of Bishop Hrizostom, he immatriculated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. During his studies he attended  twice the Puskin Institute in Moscow to improve his Russian, in 1999 and 2000.

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Serbian Patriarchate

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, paid a visit to the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on August 25th, 2014.

High representatives  of the Russian Orthodox Church were welcomed at the airport by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, and protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, head of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade.