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Vidovdan Address of Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic – 1916

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – June 2016 On June 28th 1916, now Sainted Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović addressed a congregation gathered at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Gentlemen and friends, I am coming from Serbia, from European “midnight”. There is no ray of light, not a single trace. All […]

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Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic funeral and burial in Oplenac

May 24, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- Royal Family – May 2016 His Royal Highness Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic, the eldest son of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Paul and Princess Olga was buried today in the Saint George Church yard in Oplenac. Their Graces Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand officiated the funeral service […]

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Belarusian Pro-life Documentary Presented in Serbia

April 18, 2016 Featured News

Nadezhda Filipchik – For OCP News Service – April 2016 Belgrade- Serbia: The documentary “Athos – pro-life! The legacy of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos” was presented on the 9th of April in Belgrade, Serbia. The documentary was filmed by the Belarusian journalists and on the request of the international movement called “For Life”. While […]

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SEVERAL THOUSAND PROTESTERS MARCHED AGAINST NATO IN BELGRADE

March 28, 2016 Featured News

In Serbia – 28/3/16 Several thousand protesters marched through Serbia’s capital on Sunday to vent anger at the cooperation agreement the country signed with NATO in February, which guarantees diplomatic immunity and freedom of movement through Serbia for NATO troops. The troops are to uphold peace and stability in the region in exchange. “We think it […]

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ST. XENIA OF PETERSBURG IS COMMEMORATED IN SERBIA

February 11, 2016 Featured News

On 6 February 2016, the commemoration day of St. Xenia of Petersburg was celebrated at the Church o f the Holy Trinity, the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. St. Xenia is venerated in Serbia as deeply as in Russia. Every year even more worshippers from Belgrade and other cities come to a […]

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Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – December 2015 In the fulfilled crypt of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, on 25 December 2015, the solemn spiritual academy dedicated to the 30th anniversary of episcopal ministry and 25thanniversary of archpastoral ministry as  Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije was […]

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SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMITTEE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK IN ATHENS

December 17, 2015 Featured News

On 16 December 2015, the Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council met in Athens. The Committee is to draw up draft procedure rules of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is […]

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Belarusian Orthodox Christian Journalists to Present a New Pro-Life Movie

November 23, 2015 Featured News

Nadezhda Filipchik – Reported for OCP News Service -23/11/15 Belarus: Belarusian journalists finished the work on a new pro-life movie called “Athos – pro-life! The legacy of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos”. The first copy of a movie created by Artem Mahakeev and Matvey Rodov was given as a present to a First Lady of […]

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SERBIAN PATRIARCH THANKFUL TO RUSSIA FOR REFUSING TO ACCEPT KOSOVO INTO UNESCO

November 14, 2015 Featured News

Interfax-Religion -14/11/15 Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has expressed his gratitude to Russia for supporting Serbia’s position on the question of allowing Kosovo to join UNESCO. “This decision has great signficance for us. Kosovo is a holy land for Serbs, it is covered with the blood of those who protected Kosovo shrines from their enemies. That which […]

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THE 5TH PAN-ORTHODOX PRE-COUNCIL CONFERENCE HELD

October 17, 2015 Featured News

On October 12, 2015, the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference began its sessions at the Orthodox Center of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambesy near Geneva. It is chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Patriarchate of Constantinople. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for […]

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Diplomatic battle against Kosovo’s admission to UNESCO

October 16, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said today that Serbia will continue with its activities in order to prevent the admission of Kosovo to UNESCO, but warned that this fight will be extremely difficult. Appearing on Radio Television Serbia (RTS), Dacic stressed that countries that have not recognised […]

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Saint Angelina of Serbia

August 13, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God. St Stephen Brancovich (October 9 and December 10), the ruler of Serbia, had come to Albania to escape those who wished to […]

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Irinej: Operation Storm Was Tragedy Of Biblical Proportions

August 6, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015 – TANJUG – In Serbia  SREMSKA RACA – Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej said during the first commemoration of the Day of remembrance of suffering and persecution of Serbs late on Tuesday that the Croatian military Operation Storm 20 years before had been “a tragedy of biblical proportions” hitting the Serbian people, “a grave crime […]

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Icon of the Mother of God of “the Three Hands”

July 27, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 The Icon of the Mother of God, “Of the Three Hands”: In the ninth century during the time of the Iconoclasts, St. John of Damascus (December 4) was zealous in his veneration of holy icons. Because of this, he was slandered by the emperor and iconoclast Leo III the Isaurian (717-740), who informed […]

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A Vidovdan Voyage to Paris

July 2, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – July 2015 During his “Vidovdan 2015” voyage to the Diocese of Western Europe His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America had a very fruitful visit. On Saturday, June 27, accompanied by Fr. Zeljko and Novak Bilic, the Bishop visited the monastic community of the Nativity of the All-Holy Mother of God […]

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The Burning of Relics of Saint Sava

May 10, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 – Church of Serbia Sava was the Archbishop of the Serbs. The body of St. Sava was buried in Mileshevo Monastery. During the time of the Turkish tyranny, the Serbian people gathered around the relics of their saint to seek comfort and healing. Fearing that an insurrection might arise from that place against […]

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Remembrance of the greatest Serbian preacher of the 20th century

May 6, 2015 Featured News

6/5/15 Soko Monastery celebrated its Patron Saint-day, feast-day of St. Bishop Nikolaj of Serbia The pious people from the dioceses of Sabac, Sumadia, Srem, Banat, and from Republic of Srpska and its towns Bratunac and Srebrenica, attended the feast day’s vigil service celebrate by local priests, while Diocesan Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac attended the service. […]

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Patron Saint-Day of the Serbian Diocese of Middle-Europe

May 4, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 4/5/15 The Diocese of Middle Europe, with its head Bishop Sergije and along with its priesthood, monks and lots of believers, celebrated, for the first time, its Patron Saint-Day (slava) – Saint Nikolaj of Zica and Ohrid. His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa held a sermon on this Serbian saint and […]

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Military flags of the Army of Serbia consecrated at Saint George Church in Oplenac

April 28, 2015 Featured News

28/4/15 Military flags of the Army of Serbia were consecrated at St. George Church in Oplenac on 22 April 2015. The ceremony was officiated by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of the Patriarch of Serbia and clergy. The tradition of consecration of Military Flags in Serbian history started with the Karadjordjevic Royal […]

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“Holy Fire” to be taken to monasteries in Kosovo

April 15, 2015 Featured News
“Holy Fire” to be taken to monasteries in Kosovo

B92 – 15/4/15 BELGRADE — The Holy Fire, which arrived in Belgrade ahead of Orthodox Easter Sunday from Jerusalem, will on Monday will be taken to Kosovo and Metohija. The fire, which believers consider to be a miracle, will be taken to the Serb Orthodox Church (SPC) monasteries in Gracanica and Decani, and then the Pec […]

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Holy Fire Arrives in Serbia – Photos

April 13, 2015 Featured News

13/4/15 Belgrade: For the first time Holy Fire has been transferred from Jerusalem to Belgrade where thousands of Serbian Orthodox faithful along with Serbian Patriarch, President, Prelates and other Honorable personalities took part in the ceremony. Source:

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