Croatia: Five Serbian Orthodox churches broken into

INSERBIA - March 2017 Five Orthodox temples in Croatia have been broken into during the past several days, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) announced on Friday. Money was stolen, but no major material damage has been done, a statement released by the SPC Eparchy (diocese) of Dalmatia said. The churches targeted in this way are located in Baljci, ...

CROATIA: SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH BROKEN INTO, DAMAGE CAUSED

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 perpetrators would ...

Unity of Serbian people common goal of Church and State

The Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate & the Government of the Republic of Serbia - March 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate on 25 March 2016. The reception was also attended by: His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa, Minister of Justice Mr. ...

“Holy Fire” to be taken to monasteries in Kosovo

“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 Patriarchate. In Gracanica, ...

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 ...

Russian Church wants to mediate in SPC-MPC dispute

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  Tanjug - 7/1/15 BELGRADE -- Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev has said that Moscow wants to mediate in the church dispute between Belgrade and Skopje. This is according to the Religious Information Agency (VIA), which referred to him as "the second most senior official" of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church cannot recognize the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC) ...

Croatia: ‘Kill The Serb’, Ustasha Graffiti On Serbian Orthodox Church

Photo: Glas Srpske

InSerbia - 12/9/14 VINKOVCI – Ustasha graffiti have been painted on the building of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) parish centre in Vinkovc, Croatia. The graffiti featuring messages of hatred against the Serbs, threats and the Ustasha symbols and mottoes were painted on the SPC parish centre in Vinkovci on Sunday, the Osjek diocese has stated. The ...

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 ...

Serbian Orthodox Church condemns staging of the Pride Parade in Belgrade

InSerbia - 25/9/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) opposes and condemns the staging of the Pride Parade, which it qualifies as a “shameful“ gathering imposed on Serbia and Belgrade. “You have the right to stage a parade, but only at your own expense and at the expense of those who give you instructions, no matter ...

Serbian Orthodox Church sends letter of Objection to Vatican on the plans to canonize Alojzije Stepinac

3/7/14 BELGRADE -- A letter explaining the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) regarding the canonization of Alojzije Stepinac was recently handed to a Vatican official. The daily Politika writes that the letter was given to Secretary of the Holy See for Relations with States Dominique Mamberti, who has been on a visit to Serbia. The content ...

Serbian Orthodox Church to donate RSD 10 million as aid

May 2014 BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) will donate RSD 10 million as aid for the areas worst hit by the floods and establish a special fund for donations to help repair the damage, Bishop of Backa Irinej has said. The SPC assembly was informed on Friday about the extent of the disaster that has ...

Priština official declares he’ll “demolish church”

24/4/14 A recent statement by a member of the government in Priština concerning plans to demolish a Serbian Orthodox church in that town has caused reactions. The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Eparchy of Raška and Prizren called on Tuesday Dardan Gashi's pronouncement "an open provocation." The Kosovo Albanian official, in charge of spatial planning, was on Monday quoted ...

Patriarch Irinej: Kosovo Is Serbian Jerusalem

19/3/14 Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej said on Monday at a forum commemorating the 10th anniversary of the March pogrom, destruction of Serbian holy sites and exodus of the Serbs from Kosovo, that it had been an attempt to destroy the root of the Serbian people and erase their existence in that area. Despite that attempt, ...

Two thirds of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs still in exile

2/3/14- InSerbia BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Kosovo-Metohija remains the mainstay of Serbian identity, although it is difficult to speak of normal church life with two thirds of SPC believers from the province still in exile, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija has said. “Thanks to God, our holy sites are as safe as ...

Serbs In KiM Are Not Forgotten – SPC Patriarch Irinej

Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) – Photo from: www.novosti.rs

In Serbia - 4/1/13 TANJUG BELGRADE – Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Irinej addressed his traditional Christmas epistle to Orthodox believers in Serbia who celebrate the holiday according to the Julian calendar, with special emphasis on the position of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) where suffering and injustice persist. “Unrest and violence rule in Kosovo-Metohija. For decades and ...

Serbs should unite and vote in Kosovo elections – Patriarch Irinej

14/10/13 PEC – The Patriarchate of Pec marked its day – the Protection of the Theotokos with a holy liturgy served by Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej along with Bishop Teodosije of Raska and Prizren. Patriarch Irinej said that the Patriarchate of Pec means a lot to Serbian people as it is a spiritual center, historic ...

Belgrade: Final part of Edict of Milan celebrations begins

/ 6/10/13 BELGRADE – The final part of the celebrations of 17 centuries since the Edict of Milan began Saturday at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, where Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej officially greeted a delegation of representatives of Orthodox Churches led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch of Moscow and ...

Church should build hotels instead homes for the elderly – Metropolitan Amfilohije

16/9/13 PODGORICA – Metropolitan of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Montenegro Amfilohije said that the Metropolitanate of the church is in “material weakness” and is unable to build homes for the elderly. However, he said, it is “natural” for the SPC to build apartments and keep hotels. “All this is in the glory of the God and ...

Serbs from Croatia support SPC initiative to place Tesla’s urn in the Temple of St. Sava

26/8/13 BELGRADE – Association of Serbs from Croatia and Association of Refugees and other Serbian associations from Croatia have supported on Saturday the initiative by the Serbian Orthodox Church to place the urn of Nikola Tesla from the Museum of the famous scientist in Belgrade in the crypt of the Temple of Saint Sava. Association of Serbs ...

Serbian Orthodox Church Discriminated In Montenegro – Perovic

3/8/13 PODGORICA – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) is discriminated against in Montenegro, Gojko Perovic, rector of the SPC seminary in Cetinje, Montenegro, said on Thursday, adding that he does not see as controversial the fact that the SPC delegation informed Russian President Vladimir Putin about the issue during its recent visit to Moscow, Tanjug reported. “The ...

Macedonian authorities urged to give archbishop fair trial

TANJUG - 11/7/13 BELGRADE -- The Conference of European Churches (CEC) has called on the Macedonian government and PM Nikola Gruevski to ensure a fair trial for Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid. They were also urged to release him from custody pending his trial, in line with the country's criminal law provisions. The appeal was issued at the end ...