Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar

Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar
Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar
Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar
Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar

His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije, with the assistance of the clergy and prayerful participation of many of the faithful, officiated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. John Vladimir in Bar on the occasion of the patron feast of St. John Vladimir, 3 June 2017.

The Metropolitan delivered a sermon on the significance of the Birtday event of the Church of Christ – Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the Pentecost. He pointed out that the vertical of human beings and the vertical of human history, the history of the world has been, is and will remain forever and ever in the carrying of the Cross according to the words of the Lord: Who wants to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross on him and let him follow me, said Metropolitan Amfilohije.

The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan

The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan
The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan
The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan
The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan

Hierarchs, clergy, monks, nuns and faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, family, friends and many admirers of Bishop Lucian gathered in the Dalj Cathedral of St. Demetrius united in the prayer for the  repose of the soul of the late Bishop, who for the last 26 years wisely  and lovingly headed the God-saved Diocese of Osijek-Polje and Baranja.

The Holy Requiem Liturgy was presided over by Bishop Basil of Srem, with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa - administrator of this vacant Diocese,  as well as by Their Graces  Bishops:Jovan of Sumadia, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, David of Krusevac and Sergije of Middle Europe.

Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church

Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church
Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church
Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church
Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presented the Ambassador of Belarus in Belgrade Vladimir Chushev Order of St. Sava second degree at a reception held at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 31 May 2017.

The ceremony was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops: Justin of Zicha, Fotije of Dalmatia and Milutin of Valjevo as well as by the Bishop electus Nikodim of Dalmatia. The  decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops, which was read during the ceremony by the General Secretary of the Holy  Synod Archpriest-Stavrophor Dr. Savo Jovic, pointed put that the high award of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Order of St. Sava,was being handed in to His Excellency Vladimir Nikolayevich Chushev, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in Belgrade, for his active love towards the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian people, demonstrated in particular in his wholehearted commitment to the strengthening of relations between Serbia and Belarus.

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Dejan Sahovic, the new elected Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Holy See, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

His Excellency Sahovic expressed gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various aspects of relations between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guest for the visit and wished him all the best from the Lord in his diplomatic mission. The reception was attended by the General Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Arne Bjornstad Sanes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

His Excellency Bjornstad expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they considered preparations for the upcoming visit of the representatives of the Church of Norway to Serbia. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the distinguished guests for the visit, wishing him abundant blessings from the Lord in his diplomatic mission. The reception was attended by colleagues of the Ambassador and the General Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.