Feast of the Transfer of the relics of the Venerable Father Justin in Celije Monastery

Church of Serbia - 17/6/21 The feast of the Transfer of the Relics of the Venerable Father Justin was marked with a great liturgical celebration in Celije monastery, a shrine in which the newly proclaimed saint of the Serbian Orthodox Church and one of the most prominent Orthodox theologians of modern times had served for three ...

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church May-June 2021

Church of Serbia - 3/6/21 The communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops In the church of the Holy Prince Lazar, in the crypt of the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade, a regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church was held, from May 24 to 29, 2021, under the chairmanship ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije Continues to Fight for the Rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Faithful People in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 29/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Zdravko Krivokapic, President of the Government of the Republic of Montenegro at the Serbian Patriarchate today, on 27 May 2021. The meeting was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, as well as Bishop Joanikije of ...

Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church Convenes – May 2021

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Under the arches of the magnificent Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar district on May 25, 2021, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, and with the participation of Their Eminences and Graces diocesan bishops, the working part of the session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops ...

Patriarch Porfirije: The essence of the Church as a Assembly is the Holy Liturgy in which we have shown unbreakable unity with Christ, but also unity among ourselves

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Christ is Risen! Your Eminences and Graces brothers hierarchs, brothers and sisters, the grace of the Holy Spirit gathered us today at the regular Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Councils and assemblies are a right but at the same time an obligation of us bishops. Of course, councils and councils are ...

Cooperation Between the Serbian Orthodox Church with the Ministry of Justice

Church of Serbia - 22/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch,  received  Maja Popovic, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on May 21, 2021. The meeting discussed further improvement of the cooperation of the Serbian Patriarchate with the Ministry of Justice. To that end, the need for additional affirmation ...

The Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2021

Church of Serbia - 1/5/21 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2021 PORFIRIJE By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

Serbian Orthodox Church Objects to the Draft Law on Same-sex Union

Church of Serbia - 27/3/21 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church submitted objections and opinions on the draft law on same-sex unions to the Government of the Republic of Serbia in a timely manner and within the period prescribed by law. The mentioned bill for the Serbian Orthodox Church is unacceptable because the ...

His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch enthroned

Church of Serbia - 20/2/21 The bells of the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade rang at 11.25 am, indicating that the 46th head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and the Serbian Patriarch was enthroned. PHOTO GALLERY 1 ,    PHOTO GALLERY 2 The solemn act of enthronement ...

A Prayerful Beginning to the Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: The Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began with the Hierarchical Liturgy, presided by  Metropolitan Chrysostom of Dabro-Bosnia in the Memorial Church of Saint Sava in Vracar to elect the new Primate of the Church. An official press release will be issued after the election of the new ...

Orthodox, Roman Catholic Prelates in Croatia Holds Discussion

Church of Serbia - 3/2/21 On January 26, 2021, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Bishop Antun Skvorcevic of Pozega, President of the Council of the Croatian Bishops' Conference for Ecumenism and Dialogue, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and Bishop Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja met at the Spiritual Center of the Serbian Orthodox Church at Sveti ...

Metropolitan Porfirije: There will be Challenges, but we will Never Lose Faith that God is With Us

Church of Serbia - 19/01/21 From the first day, the Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb- Ljubljana was with the people who suffered terrible losses after a series of devastating earthquakes in Sisak, Glina and Petrinja, as well as the surrounding villages in Croatia. In these difficult days, once again, as he says, it has been shown that tragedies ...

The Nativity Encyclical of the Serbian Orthodox Church 2020

Church of Serbia - 6/1/2020 The Holy Hierarchical Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church With all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, with the ...

Collecting Aid for Earthquake Victims in Croatia

Church of Serbia - 1/1/2021 The Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana calls upon all people of goodwill, who want and can,  to help the victims of the earthquakes that stroke the Croatian cities of Petrinja, Sisak, and Glina on December 28 and 29. Donations can be paid to the following account: Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, Diocese of Zagreb-Ljubljana Sberbank ...

The 30th Anniversary of Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, PhD

Church of Serbia - 25/12/0202 The thirtieth anniversary of the enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, PhD, was marked on 23 December 2020.  At the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1989, hieromonk Irinej was elected as Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, with a title ...

Reaction Relating to the Media Coverage of Bishop Joanikije’s Statement

Church of Serbia - 23/12/2020 Some media presented the statement of the Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic quite incorrectly and maliciously so that the public could conclude based on their information that he had said that the Serbian Orthodox Church had made changes to the law, which is not true. Bishop Joanikije clearly stated that the Church, in ...

On Election of the New Serbian Patriarch and Epidemics – Church-Legal Analysis by Protopresbyter-staurophor Velibor Dzomic

Church of Serbia - 23/12/2020 The question * of the date of the election session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops at which the 46th Serbian Patriarch should be elected is primarily a church issue and primarily concerns the bishops, clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Having in mind the importance of the ...

Bishop Fotije: We all Need to Preserve the Shrines

Church of Serbia - 23/12/2020 We are conveying an integral text of the interview of His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, published in the Večernji novosti on December 20, 2020. Within this short period of time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Serbian Orthodox Church lost Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan Amfilohije and several hierarchs, all at a time ...

Patriarch Daniel sends condolences to Serbian Holy Synod after repose of Patriarch Irinej

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/11/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his ‘deep sorrow’ to the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church after the repose of Patriarch Irinej on Friday. Calling the Serbian Patriarch ‘a venerable and well-known personality of contemporary Orthodoxy,’ Patriarch Daniel prays for the rest of his soul among the righteous ‘in ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro Tests Positive for COVID

Church of Serbia - 8/10/2020 October 6, during a routine examination, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church tested positive for the coronavirus. He was therefore sent to a clinic for treatment, reports the press service of the Montenegro Metropolis. “The Metropolitan spent the previous days in home isolation under constant medical supervision,” the ...