Audience at the Patriarchate’s residence

Audience at the Patriarchate’s residence
Audience at the Patriarchate’s residence
Audience at the Patriarchate’s residence
Audience at the Patriarchate’s residence

On Tuesday, 23 August 2017, at Patriarchate’s Residence, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, welcomed a delegation of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, which conveyed a brotherly greeting form His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus.

Patronal Feast of the Cathedral Church in Trebinje, Herzegovina

The patronal feast of the church and the city, the Transfiguration of the Lord, was solemnly celebrated in Trebinje on the Saturday of 19 August 2017.

On the Eve of the feast-day of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord, which is the patronal feast of the city and the church, in Trebinje, the Vesper service was performed. His Beatitude kyr Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, officiated the service with the concelebration of the clergy and deacons.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Orthodox Church emphatically declares that it does not promote, protect or sanction participation in such reprehensible acts of hatred, racism, and discrimination, and proclaims that such beliefs and behaviors have no place in any community based in respect for the law and faith in a loving God.

Transfiguration of the Lord on Vidikovac

Transfiguration of the Lord on Vidikovac
Transfiguration of the Lord on Vidikovac
Transfiguration of the Lord on Vidikovac
Transfiguration of the Lord on Vidikovac

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of Transfiguration of the Lord on Vidikovac in Belgrade.

His Holiness was concelebrated by the clergy and deacons of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac.

The significance of the Lord's Transfiguration

Forty days before He was delivered to an ignominious death for our sins, our Lord revealed to three of His disciples the glory of His Divinity.

“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart; and was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light” (Matt. 17:1-2). This was the event to which our Lord was referring when He said, “There be some standing here which shall not taste of death till they see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom” (Matt. 16:28). By this means the faith of the disciples was strengthened and prepared for the trial of our Lord’s approaching passion and death; and they were able to see in it not mere human suffering, but the entirely voluntary passion of the Son of God.

Archimandrite Stefan Saric - new dean of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

Archimandrite Stefan Saric - new dean of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
Archimandrite Stefan Saric - new dean of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
Archimandrite Stefan Saric - new dean of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
Archimandrite Stefan Saric - new dean of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

New Cathedral dean served the first Liturgy with brotherhood

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch appointed Archimandrite Stefan Saric, former spiritual elder of the Rajinovac monastery near Belgrade, as a dean of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, on 7 August 2017.