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The Serbian Patriarch sends condolences concerning the devastating earthquake in Italy

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- August 2016 President of the Republic of Italy Mr. SERGIO MATTARELLA Rome – Italy Honorable Mr. President, We are deeply shocked by the news on the devastating earthquake which struck Italy all of a sudden. The hearts of thousands of relatives bear indelible scars due to a huge number of the deceased, […]

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Eastern Diocese to Welcome New Archpastor

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – August 2016 His Grace, who was elected in May by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to head the Eastern American Diocese, will be enthroned at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 1. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM, with the welcoming […]

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Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand Consecrated

August 18, 2016 Featured News

Church of India – August 2016 During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated in the Cathedral of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and concelebrating Hierarchs, the new Serbian Bishop of Australia-New Zealand Siluan (Mrakic) was consecrated Bishop. The Primate of the Church concelebrated with 21 Hierarchs, a large number of priests and […]

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Patronal Feast of the CSS in Brisbane Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr

August 3, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – Australia – August 2016 On the Fifth Sunday from the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, 24th of July 2016, in the church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra and Lycia in Woolloongabba, Brisbane the patron saint of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr, was celebrated. […]

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CROATIA: SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH BROKEN INTO, DAMAGE CAUSED

July 8, 2016 Featured News
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B92 – 8/7/16 Unknown persons broke into the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Petka in the Croatian town of Sisak, in the night between July 4 and 5. They also caused considerable material damage, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) said in a statement. It noted that this comes after several incidents in the past during which […]

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KOSOVO VOWS TO HALT SERB REFUGEE SETTLEMENT

July 2, 2016 Featured News
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Balkan Transitional Justice – July 2016 The recent start of construction on Sunny Valley, the first big returnee settlement that the Serbian government plans to build in the northern Kosovo town of Zvecan, has caused outrage in Pristina. Some media outlets have described the move as a neo-colonial attempt by Belgrade to consolidate its influence over […]

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SEVEN METROPOLITANS WITHHELD SIGNATURES FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates. While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and […]

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Serbian Church Has No Plans to Leave Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 23/6/16 The Serbian Orthodox Church is not planning to leave the ongoing Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete, one of the Council’s participants said Tuesday. KOLYMVARI (Sputnik) — Preparations for the Council took over 50 years as it was set to become the first meeting of the heads all the […]

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TO WHOM SHOULD THE ORTHODOX DIASPORA ANSWER?—DISCUSSION AT CRETE COUNCIL

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – 22/6/16 June 21, the second day of the Orthodox Church Council’s work on Crete, saw discussion of the problem of the Orthodox Church diaspora, reports Romfea. The problem of the Church diaspora will be discussed with great difficulty at the Crete Synaxis due to the absence of the delegations of the […]

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STATEMENT BY THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE HOLY & GREAT COUNCIL

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- 15/6/16 THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Syn. No. 840 15th June 2016 C O M M U N I Q U E In brotherly love, while with responsibility and hopes preparing for the participation in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which, God willing, […]

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GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL NOT TAKE PART IN PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 10/6/16 The Georgian Orthodox Church will not take part in the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete on June 17-27. The relevant decision was taken at a meeting of the Church’s Holy Synod held in Tbilisi on Friday presided by Ilya II, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia. The Georgian Orthodox Church has confirmed […]

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Statement of the Serbian Patriarchate on the Holy & Great Council

June 10, 2016 News
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Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate- June 2016 Message of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church concerning the convocation of the Holy and Great Council to be held on Crete on the occasion of the feast-day of the Holy Trinity, from 17th to the 27th of June 2016. The Holy Assembly of Bishops of […]

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Communique of the Holy Assembly of Serbain Bishops

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- May 2016 Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church held in Belgrade May 14-25, 2016 The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery with the joint serving of the holy hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the […]

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EXHIBITION “KARADJORDJEVIC AND ROMANOV DYNASTIES – HISTORICAL TIES” OPENS AT WHITE PALACE

May 24, 2016 Featured News

The Royal Family of Serbia – May 2016 An exhibition that shows all historical ties between the two royal dynasties – Karadjordjevic and Romanov, was officially opened tonight at the White Palace. The author of the exhibition is Mr Dusan Babac. Beside Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine,Prince Serge, Princess Eleonora and Mrs […]

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Order of Saint Sava to the Sretenje Monastery from Moscow

May 21, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- May 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, awarded the Sretensky Stauropegic monastery from Moscow with the Order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree on 18 May 2016. The high award of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the hands of His Holiness was received by hieromonk Ignatiy Shestakov, co-brother of the Sretensky […]

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The Serbian Patriarch and Hierarchs Visits the Dechani Monastery

May 17, 2016 Featured News

The Serbian Orthodox Church- May 2016 (photo gallery) The monastic brotherhood of Dechany led by its abbot, Very Venerable Archimandrite Sava, welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the beginning of the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, […]

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Holy Assembly of Serbian Bishops begins with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate of Pec

May 16, 2016 Featured News

Serbian Orthodox Church – May 2016 (photo gallery 1) (photo gallery 2) His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the conciliar con-celebration of the hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchate of Pec on 14 May 2016. They all gathered on the occasion of the beginning of the regular session […]

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Communiqué of the Eastern American Diocese – Fire at Saint Sava in NYC

May 13, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – USA- May 2016 To all Diocesan Clergy, Church-School Congregation Boards and Faithful Dear Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy and our dear Serbian Orthodox faithful, Christ is Risen! As you certainly all know, our entire Diocese, and indeed our entire Serbian Orthodox Church, suffered a terrible and tragic loss on the very […]

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NYFD says candles, not Nazis, to blame for NYC church fire

May 7, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – May 2016 Smoldering candles may have started the four-alarm blaze that gutted the Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Manhattan on Easter, New York City fire officials have said. Three more Orthodox churches also went up in flames on Sunday. The fire at Saint Sava Cathedral on West 25th Street started around 7 p.m. local […]

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ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS VISITS FIRE RAVAGED ST. SAVA CATHEDRAL

May 6, 2016 Featured News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – May 2016 As an expression of the support and concern of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America visited yesterday afternoon the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in lower Manhattan, which was destroyed by a catastrophic fire on the evening of Pascha Sunday, May 1, 2016. […]

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Serbian Bishop Maxim Visits the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

April 23, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- April 2016 On Saturday 16 April, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto and presented a new book published within his diocese entitled “The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual […]

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