Convocation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Republika Srpska

With the Archhierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Paraskeve in Ugljevik, officiated by His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Zvornik-Tuzla, the 11th Convocation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Republic Srpska  began under the sponsorship of the President of the Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic.

“Active members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters observe the Serbian national and spiritual tradition. Church community and parish circles undertake missionary and humanitarian activities, that have a national and heroic dimension among Serbs. The members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters follow the path of myrrh-bearing women from the Gospel who served the Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples during the preaching of the Holy Gospel,” said His Grace Bishop Fotije, who was awarded a bishop’s encolpion and a charter of appreciation from the Circle of Serbian Sisters "St. Mary Magdalene" from Ugljevik.

Republika Srpska will help rebuild the Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb with one hundred thousand euros

Republika Srpska will help rebuild the Cathedral Church in Zagreb with one hundred thousand euros

At the beginning of his visit to Zagreb, Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Milorad Dodik, payed a friendly  visit to the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana on September 16, 2020. The high dignitary was welcomed by the competent Diocesan hierarch, Metropolitan Porfirije. The meeting took place in the premises of the Serbian Orthodox Public Gymnasium of “Katarina Brankovic Kantakuzin”. During the meeting they discussed conditions of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian community in Croatia, as well as the renovation of the Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb, which has been damaged in the earthquake on March 22, 2020.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Slovenia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Damjan Bergant, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 16 September 2020.

Festival of Christian culture in the Diocese of Timok

The Fifth Festival of Christian Culture began on September 9, 2020, with the veneration of the icon of the Mother of God of Kolok and a Vesper service at the courtyard  of the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Following the Vesper service, His Grace Bishop Ilarion of Timok officiated as an akathist to the Mother of God of Kolok. The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Marko Nikolic, Assistant Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Ministry of Justice of the Government of the Republic of Serbia; Nenad Radakovic, MA, Executive Director of the National Park "Djerdap"; clergy from all parts of Timok Diocese and many citizens of Zajecar.

Patriarch Irinej talked with President Vucic

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, on September 14, 2020.

In an open conversation President Vucic informed the Patriarch about the negotiations on Kosovo and Metochia that had been held in Washington and Brussels at the beginning of the month, as well as about the talks with some world statesmen. They also considered the position of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metochia, in Montenegro, Croatia, Republic of Srpska, but also in other areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Special attention was paid to the announcement of a number of ambitious projects for the sake of the future of Serbia.