Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Patron Saint Day of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic

The historical diocese of Budimlje-Niksic - established by Saint Sava in 1219 - celebrated its patron saint day, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, on August 4, 2020.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Djurđevi Stupovi, the cathedral monastery of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic, was officiated by His Grace Joanikije Bishop with several priests and hieromonks.

35th anniversary of episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

52th anniversary of pastoral and 35th anniversary of episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

On 21th July 1968, on the feast of Holy Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was ordained as hieromonk at the Monastery of St. Gerasimus of Kefalonia in Argostoli, in Greek Province Kefalonia. The day before he had been ordained as hierodeacon by the same Metropolitan of Kefalonia, by whom who had taken monastic vows in 1967. Many times has His Eminence Amfilohije emphasized that Metropolitan Procopius played an important role in his life.

30th anniversary of the consecration of Bishop Irinej of Backa

On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 it has been 30 years since the consecration of Bishop Irinej of Backa.

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 of Bishop of Moravica,  and following the consecration at the Patriarchate of Pec, on 20 May 2020, he was elected Bishop of Backa and was enthroned in Novi Sad, in December of the same year.

Марковдан у Јасеновцу

Марковдан у Јасеновцу
Марковдан у Јасеновцу
Марковдан у Јасеновцу
Марковдан у Јасеновцу

The holiday of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, was prayerfully celebrated on Friday, May 8. th of this year in the holy family of Jasenovac Monastery. With the sisterhood and the holy clear of our Bishop, in the monastery temple of the Birth of St. John the Forerunner, the Holy Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop of Pakrac and Slavonia Jovan.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci

In the birthplace of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose, some two thousand people from several dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church gathered in the morning hours on the feast day of Saint George, November 16, 2019, to participate in the solemn act of consecrating the Holy Apostles church at Kucanci (photo gallery).

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, arrived, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and other hierarchs, arrived in the churchyard, where the ceremonial gauntlet consisted of the Guardians of the Tomb of Christ, women dressed in Slavonian folk costume, pious people from the Diocese of Slavonia with clergy, monastics and guests from all over Serbia.