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 ...

Four Years Since the Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic) of Eastern America

Church of Serbia - 6/10/2020 On 25 May 2016 the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected by acclamation Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand to the Throne of Bishops of Eastern America. He was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, to his father Djuro and mother Milica (nee Svilar). His elementary ...

Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Liturgy and a semi-annual panichida for Bishop Milutin in the Valjevo Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 2//10/2020 Prayers for the repose of the soul of one of the most eminent hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, who lost his earthly life six months ago, was an occasion for a magnificent prayer gathering in the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Valjevo. The Holy Hierarchal ...

“Kosovo is an Integral Part of Serbia” – Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 11/9/2020 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch has said today that the only agreement that the Serbian Orthodox Church accepts is the one in which Kosovo is part of Serbia. "That is absolutely the position of the Church, and nothing has changed there. We will still see in which direction the negotiations between the ...

Four books on the Contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the dialogue with Muslims

Church of Serbia - 30/8/2020 Four books on the contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the dialogue with Muslims The Publishing Foundation of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci of the Serbian Orthodox Church has published four scientific monographs in English authored by Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic on the topic of Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in the ...

Maritime Cross Procession Held in Defense of Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 23/8/2020 While the Orthodox faithful in Montenegro held cross processions twice a week for several months at the beginning of the year in defence of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, they have been limited for several months now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the faithful take every ...

Patriarch Irinej and President Vucic Discuss Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 16/8/2020 His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, had a meeting with the President of  Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, on August 12, 2020. According to the official news release on the site of the President of Serbia, important national topics,  such as the fight for Kosovo and Metohija, difficult ...

Russian President Decorated Bishop Antonije

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 The President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, decorated His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with the Order of Friendship. The decree, which was published on the Kremlin's website, says that the high decoration was awarded to Bishop Antonije for ...

Тhe 14th Anniversary of the Archpastoral Service of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Eastern American Diocese

Church of Serbia - 22/7/2020 July 19th, 2020 was the celebration of the 14th anniversary of the archpastoral service of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church On this occasion, the plenitude of the Eastern American Diocese, clergy, monastics and all the faithful, send best wishes and prayers to their ...

Declaration on the Protection of rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Free Profession of Faith and the Right on its Property in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 29/6/2020 In the first convocation of the Tenth Regular Session, the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Declaration on the Protection of Rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Free Professing of Faith and the Right on Its Property in Montenegro as well as nine laws. In reference to the ...

Press Release of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 13/6/2020 Prime Minister Duško Marković decided to speak publicly about the meeting that he, the president of the state, and our archbishops: Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Joanikije, held a few days ago. Since the Prime Minister made several claims, we are obliged to comment on the most important ones. First of all, it is ...

Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monk-hood of Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 13/6/2020 Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monkhood of Montenegro Dear Brothers and Sisters; Dear Fellow Citizens; Dear Friends, Today is the birthday of the Church but also the second consecutive the Holy Trinity Day that we spend here in our country of Montenegro with anxiety, ...