Serbian Church deny Patriarch’s Invitation to Vatican

Serbian Church denies patriarch was invited to Vatican

August 2014 In a statement released late on Tuesday on the website of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Irinej of Bačka denies patriarch was invited to Vatican. BELGRADE — A spokesman for the Serbian Orthodox Church has denied that Serbian Patriarch Irinej was invited to visit the Vatican and meet with the Catholic pope. In a statement released ...

And forgive us our trespasses

Church of Serbia - Australia - July 2014 The clergy of the Sydney Deanery have continued organising and presenting spiritual lectures for adults. On Sunday, 27 July 2014, in the St Lazarus Church in Alexandria, Vespers were served by the Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Miodrag Perich, parish rector, and Protodeacon Christopher Henderson from the St Archangel Michael ...

Saint Sava’s Epistle of Bishop Irinej by the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

Church of Serbia - 25/1/14 IRINEJ by the Grace of God Bishop of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand The Serbian Orthodox Church A joyous and blessed all Serbian Feast Day! That all Serbian hearts May be united with you, That the Sun of peace, love – May shine upon us all... (Hymn to Saint Sava) Our much beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters, Our dear Children of ...

Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

On Monday, 20 January 2014, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated its Patron Saint-day by serving the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Novi Sad The Bishop of Backa was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, David of Krusevac, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac and Porfirije of Jegar with thirteen presbyters ...

International Scientific Conference – “The Cyrillo-Methodian Tradition, the Language and the Mission of the Church in the XXI Century”

December 2013 At  the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University in Belgrade, on 6 December 2013 there was held an International Scientific Conference “The Cyrillo-Methodian Tradition, the Language and the Mission of the Church in the XXI Century”. Before the beginning of the great scientific conference, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy ...

Initiative to Canonize Petar Petrovic Njegos withdrawn

Serbia 24/5/13 An initiative to have Petar Petrovic Njegos canonized has been withdrawn from procedure and the Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church will not involve itself with that topic, said Church spokesperson Bishop Irinej of Backa on May 23. The initiative to proclaim Njegos a saint was submitted by the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, ...

No conflict between Church and State

9/5/13 BELGRADE – Bishop Irinej of Backa, spokesperson for the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), stated on Wednesday that there is no conflict between the state and the Church, stressing that they are only holding different viewpoints. At a debate dubbed “State-Church – secular and religious tolerance” held at Tanjug’s Press Center, the Bishop noted that the Church ...

Bishop Irinej of Backa: Church does not intend to engage in politics

Serbian Orthodox Church- 10/4/13 The spokesman of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Irinej of Backa, stated on 8 April, following the end of the meeting of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the state leadership of Serbia, that the Church does not ...

Public Appeal to State Authorities of Serbia

Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic, President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, First Vice President of the Government of Serbia Belgrade - 9/4/13   Esteemed  Mr. President, Еsteemed Mr. Prime Minister, Еsteemed Mr. First Vice President of the Government, In this, for both Serbia and the Serbian people very difficult and crucial – and ...

Bishop Irinej served at the Zemun monastery

1/9/2012 Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Irinej served the last week the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Saint Gabriel the Archangel in Zemun With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Saint Gabriel the Archangel in Zemun, for the first time after the death of Professor Dr ...

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 ...

Bishop Irinej visits refugees and displaced families in Belgrade

1/6/2012 During his stay in Serbia, His Grace Bishop Irinej visited a newly constructed building for the social housing in a supportive environment in Veliki Mokri Lug in Belgrade's municipality of Zvezdara. Eleven refugees and nine internally displaced families who have lived until recently in collective centres in Belgrade, on April 20, 2012 moved into ...

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

30/5/2012 The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church took place at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade May 15-23, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. Participating in the Assembly were all the diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with the exception of His Beatitude Archbishop of Ochrid ...

Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

5/12/2011 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church with this appeal addresses all participants of the drama in the northern region of Kosovo and Metohija, with the warm prayer to God, the only Source of true peace, unity and love among peoples and nations, that they not allow this drama to be turned ...

Restoration of the church of St. George – Slava of Novi Sad

Serbian Church 17/11/2011 On the day of the Patron Saint's Day of Novi Sad, the feast day of the Restoration of the church of Holy Great Martyr George, November 3/16, 2011 , the head of the Church of God in Novi Sad and Backa, His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa served the Divine Liturgy in ...

A Reflection on the Pope’s Recent Visit to Zagreb

26/6/2011 Serbian Church As with all other visits of the first hierarch of the Roman Catholic Church and head of the Vatican, the smallest - but not the most insignificant - independent country of the world, the two day pilgrimage of Pope Benedict XVI to Croatia, on May 4-5, 2011 was given great media coverage worldwide. ...

Boundaries of Ras-Prizren Diocese remain Unchanged

BELGRADE -- The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) decided that the boundaries of the Diocese of Ras and Prizren should remain unchanged. At the same time, new dioceses were formed in Europe and America, SPC Spokesman Bishop Irinej of Bačka said on Monday. He told reporters at the Serbian Patriarchate that ...

Bishop Irinej consecrates the cross for the church of St. Peter of Cetinje in Lovcenac

4/7/2010 In the evening of the feast day of St. Elijah the Prophet, on Sunday, July 19/ August 1 of this year, His Grace Dr. Irinej, the orthodox Bishop of Backa, consecrated the cross for the church of St. Peter of Cetinje the Wonderworker in Lovcenac. Bishop Irinej congratulated the faithful for all the efforts for ...

Serbian factions United

By: JOHN CONROY The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand has declared the dispute between factions at Wodonga’s Serbian Orthodox Church over during a visit to the city. Bishop Irinej conducted services at the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in High Street on Saturday. The dispute between members of the ...

Bishop Irinej: No changes in the stand of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the issue of Independence

30/6/2010 The bishop of Backa, Irinej Bulović, said in Vienna that there had been no changes in the stand of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the issue of the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo. No one in Serbia will recognize that independence and neither will the Serbian Orthodox Church, he told a press conference. He pointed ...

St. Sava Order of the First Degree to the “Golden Knight” International Film Festival

26/5/2010 Serbian Orthodox Church At the suggestion of His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej Of Novi Sad and Backa, the Holy Synod of Bishops decided to give the highest distinction, the Order of St. Sava of the First Degree to the Golden Knight International Film Festival. This distinction is a reflection of thanksgiving to the Festival which ...