Jadovno, Croatia: We do not pray for the perished but to the perished

- Every word in this place is excessive. Faced with the mystery of evil, we need to penetrate the mystery of good, said His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana at the Memorial Service for the victims of Jadovno (*Croatian concentration camp for Serbs in WWII)  on 24th June 2020 over the Saran Pit, near Gospic, Croatia.

Memorial service for the victims of Jadovno was officiated by His Eminence Porfirije and Their  Graces Bishops Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Nikodim of Dalmatia with the concelebration of the clergy of the three dioceses.

Patron Saint-day of Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas in Rakovica on 24 June 2020.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by the local clergy.  At the beginning of the service His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch consecrated a new fresco painting of the church. After the cross procession around the church, Patriarch Irinej handed over the diploma to Mr. Darko Spajic, an entrepreneur from Rakovica, for his selfless love and zeal for the Serbian Orthodox Church, and especially for the great contributions to the renovation of the church of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas.

Metropolitan Hrizostom visits the Archives of the Serbian Church

His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia visited new premises of the Archives of the Serbian Church which was adapted during 2019 in the building of the Saint Sava’s House in Zemun.

For the management and staff of the Archives of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the visit of Metropolitan Hrizostom was a great joy and a real spiritual strengthening. As the current regular member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, but also as a member of several previous convocations, the Metropolitan is very well acquainted with all the efforts to finally place archival material of church-administrative origin inadequate space and gain archival and scientific research dignity, as they deserve.

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral at an informative conversation at the State Security Administration Center in Podgorica

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was interrogated  at the Security Center in Podgorica on the Monday of 22nd June, 2020.

The Hierarch was interrogated by the Police as an alleged organizer of last night's cross procession in Podgorica.

The Metropolitan gave a statement, and a statement from the prosecutor is awaited now. The clergy and the faithful gathered in front of the Security Center were divided into smaller groups, because it was not allowed to gather more than 20 people in front of the Police building. At the last moment, after six hours of detention for an informative conversation, Metropolitan Amfilohije left the building of the Podgorica police.

Cross procession in Podgorica, Montenegro: For Christ’s victory

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro: The voice of the people heard during prayer processions is the voice of God, because the people assembled there have been waiting for a long time to feel free.

“The people have been assembled in peace, first of all to glorify the name of God and to defend their shrines they had received by tradition from their ancestors, demanding that this government renounces the illegal part of the law on Churches and religious communities which has profaned the dignity of Montenegro, the dignity of the Parliament, the dignity of this people”, said His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral after a procession that he had been leading through the streets of Podgorica on 21st  June 2020.