Proclamation of Bishop Arsenije of Toplica

Proclamation of Bishop Arsenije of Toplica
Proclamation of Bishop Arsenije of Toplica
Proclamation of Bishop Arsenije of Toplica
Proclamation of Bishop Arsenije of Toplica

The Holy Assembly of Bishops at this annual regular meeting elected Very Venerable Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic) Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, with a title – Bishop of Toplica.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the solemn rite of the proclamation (Slavonic narechenie) at the Cathedral church in Belgrade, in the evening of 30th August 2014. The rite was performed in attendance of  Their Eminences Metropolitan Panteleon of Veria (Archdiocese of Athens), Metropolitan Georgios of Kitrous and Katerini (Archdiocese of Athens) and Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops Nikanor of Banat, Justin of Zica, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Milutin of Valjevo, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Middle Europe, Ilarion of Timok, Antonije of Moravica, Jovan Bishop electus of Slavonia, Jeronim  Bishop electus of Jegar and retired Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla.

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Serbian Patriarchate

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, paid a visit to the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on August 25th, 2014.

High representatives  of the Russian Orthodox Church were welcomed at the airport by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, and protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, head of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade.

Consecration of new-elected Bishop of Toplica Arsenije (Glavcic)

The consecration of the newly-elected Bishop of Toplica will take place at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 31 August 2014. The proclamation will be performed  the previous day, on August 30th.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch will celebrate the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of many Bishops.

Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic)

The new-elected Bishop of Toplica Arseny (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as Milomir Glavcic. 

He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary of Saint Sava in Belgrade and finished it successfully in 1998. Upon the blessing of Bishop Hrizostom, he immatriculated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. During his studies he attended  twice the Puskin Institute in Moscow to improve his Russian, in 1999 and 2000.

Serbian Patriarch meets with Minister of Internal Affairs

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met  Mr. Nebojsa Stefanovic, Minister of Internal Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia,  at the Serbian Patriarchate, today, on 25 August 2014.

Holy Transfiguration of the Lord at Cer

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Liturgy in the church dedicated to Saint John of Shanghai, and in the memory of the warriors of the Battle of Cer hundred years ago. 

In early morning hours a great number of believers from all directions were going to the Cer mountain in order to celebrate a great feast day of the Lord - the Transfiguration,  with the solemn Liturgy. The faithful welcomed the Patriarch, who came accompanied by Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac. 

Reconstruction begins in Kraljevo

During the week of 11-16 August 2014, International Orthodox Christian Charities—IOCC, working with the Red Cross of Kraljevo and on behalf of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church, initiated a reconstruction programme in Kraljevo, in Grdica Village. This affected local population largely consists of those exiled from their native Kosovo. In 2010 they were near devastated by the earthquake and now are attempting to rebuild their homes and lives following the spring floods of 2014.