Protest over announced pulling down of Orthodox church in Pristina

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  In Serbia - 15/2/15 BELGRADE – The participants of an international conference titled Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights: Christian Dimension, held in Slovenia, have sent an appeal to Pristina city authorities to abandon a scheduled demolition of the temple of Christ the Savior in downtown Pristina. The final communique of the three-day conference, organized by the International ...

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO PATRIARCH PAVLE OPENS IN BELGRADE

November 2014 An exhibition containing the legacy of former Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Pavle was opened at the Museum of the SPC to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 5th anniversary of his death. The exhibition was opened by Patriarch Irinej, who said that the event and the items on display would show ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL AND HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH IRINEJ BLESS MONUMENT TO TSAR NICHOLAS II THE PASSION-BEARER IN BELGRADE

On 16 November 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia conducted the blessing of a monument to the Tsar and Passion-Bearer, the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, in Belgrade. H.E. Tomislav Nikolić, President of the Republic of Serbia, took part in the solemn unveiling of the ...

Kosovo: ‘Only dead Serb is a good Serb’ graffiti on Orthodox church in Djakovica

2/3/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has noted that anti-Serb graffiti appeared on the Orthodox church in Djakovica in the south-western part of the province on Thursday morning. The Office calls on the international community to react so as to finally put an end to animosity against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, where ethnic Albanians ...

Patriarchs, presidents at Edict of Milan celebrations

  Tanjug - 5/10/13 BELGRADE --  The celebrations of the 1,700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan will bring together seven heads of Orthodox Churches. They include Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Russian Patriarch Kirill. The final event to mark the anniversary will be held on Sunday in Serbia's southern town of Niš - the birthplace ...

Serbian Orthodox Church Celebrating Petka Trnova

7/8/13 BELGRADE – Serbian Orthodox Church will celebrate tomorrow Parascheva of Tirnovo, known as Petka Trnova. Sveta Petka was born in Rome. She came from a Christian family and lived in the second century after Christ. After her parents died, she gave her estate to the poor and became a monk. As a monk, she preached forbidden Christian faith and ...

Patriarch and president meet and urge “unity”

TANJUG - 13/5/13 BELGRADE -- Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej and President Tomislav Nikolić met on Monday and urged "absolute unity and responsibility". This is necessary "in the search for a solution to the Kosovo and Metohija issue as the most important national matter." “We wish to resolve the Kosovo and Metohija issue in a way that ...

Patriarch: Serbs must return to Kosovo

18/3/13 BELGRADE --   The most important request of Serbia in all talks about Kosovo needs to be the return of Serbs, Serbian Patriarch Irinej has said. “One of the first steps and items in the talks, today and tomorrow, a condition and request we need to set is the return of a large number of Serbs to ...

“Talks only way to Kosovo solution, Russia ready to assist”

Tanjug 12/10/2012 BELGRADE -- Talks between Belgrade and Priština are the only way to settle the Kosovo issue, and Russia is willing to assist in the process, a Russian official says. Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Aleksandr Torshin, who is on a several-day visit to Serbia, on Monday presented the Russia-based international humanitarian foundation ...

Ohrid Orthodox Archbishopric seeks help

15/8/2012 BELGRADE -- Representatives of the Ohrid Orthodox Archbishopric met with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić on Tuesday in Belgrade. They briefed him about the problems this autonomous archbishopric of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Macedonia has had in seeking protection of their human rights and religious freedoms, Bishop Irinej of Bačka said. Representatives of the Ohrid Archbishopric informed ...

President Nikolić seeks advice from Patriarch

Tanjug 7/6/2012 BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić met late on Monday in Belgrade with the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Patirarch Irinej. Nikolić said after the meeting that he hoped a new government would be formed soon, adding that the citizens "will not show understanding for those in charge of doing that job who are ...

Serbia’s new president takes oath of office

31/5/2012 BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić was on Thursday in Belgrade sworn in in front of the Serbian parliament, officially taking over as Serbia's new president. Nikolić won in the second round of the presidential election on May 20, defeating Boris Tadić, who sought his third term in office. The special parliament session in Belgrade today was attended by ...

Patriarch sends Easter message

TANJUG 12/4/2012 BELGRADE -- Serbian Patriarch Irinej called on Orthodox believers to safeguard and rightfully confess the Orthodox faith. He also called on them to pray for their brothers and sisters in Kosovo on the day of the resurrection of Christ. "We offer our unceasing prayers to our resurrected Christ for our brothers and sisters in Kosovo and Metohija. ...

Committee for transfer of royal family’s remains

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23/3/2012 TANJUG BELGRADE -- The Serbian government decided Thursday to form a committee for exhumation and transfer of remains of members of the Karađorđević royal family to Serbia. The committee will be headed by Serbian President Boris Tadić, Minister of Religion and Diaspora Srđan Srećković told a press conference after today's session. Srećković said that the committee will comprise ...

Serbian Orthodox Monasteries in Kosovo among 5 Mediterranean Holy Sites

10/3/2012 Serbian Orthodox Monasteries in Kosovo among 5 Mediterranean Holy Sites (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, MARCH 9 - The Serbian monasteries in Kosovo were listed among the five most important holy sites of the Mediterranean along with Jerusalem, Mt. Athos, Mecca and Vatican. The decision on importance of the Serbian monasteries in Kosovo was rendered at an EU meeting ...

Russian envoy receives top Church honor

7/2/2012 BELGRADE -- Russian Ambassador to Serbia Aleksandr Konuzin has received the highest honor given by the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). SPC Patriarch Irinej presented the Order of St. Sava 1st Class to the diplomat in a ceremony in Belgrade on Monday. The Church said the honor was given as sign of gratitude for Konuzin's support to the ...

Church: EU has alternative, Serbs Should Persevere

B92 2/12/2011 BELGRADE -- The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) has issued a statement sending a message to both the Serbian authorities in Belgrade, and the Serbs in Kosovo. The SPC statement on Friday advised the authorities that Serbia's membership in the EU "does have alternative", and called on Serbs manning the barricades in northern Kosovo to persevere. They were ...

Serbs “among Europe’s most Religious Nations

VEČERNJE NOVOSTI 6.10.2011 BELGRADE -- A Belgrade daily writes today that Serbs are among Europe's most religious nations, and adds that 95 percent of the population declared themselves as religious. The Večernje Novosti newspaper asked the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarchy to comment on this "astonishing data", where they were told that the Serb nation is "religious ...

Patriarch says “shame parade” should not be held

30/9/2011 BELGRADE -- Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej has called on competent authorities not to allow the Pride Parade, which he called “shame parade”, to be held. “Our city and our public are this year being shaken by the issue of holding of so-called ‘shame parade’. I would with much justification call this plague ‘shame parade’, ...

Victims of Operation Storm Remembered

TANJUG 4/8/2011 BELGRADE -- Today marks the 16th anniversary since the beginning of Croatian army and police Operation Storm that led to the exodus of more than 200,000 Serbs from Croatia. Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej held a memorial service at St. Mark’s Church in downtown Belgrade for the victims of the 1995 military operation aimed ...