Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun

Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun
Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun
Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun
Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun

On the occasion of the church slava, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyters Radic Radivevic and Radomir Popovic, hieromonk Ignatiye (Shestakov) and other priests.

American and Serbian Day in the North Port of Sarasota County of Florida

American and Serbian Day in the North Port of Sarasota County of Florida
American and Serbian Day in the North Port of Sarasota County of Florida
American and Serbian Day in the North Port of Sarasota County of Florida
American and Serbian Day in the North Port of Sarasota County of Florida

With the blessing of the His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej, Bishop of Eastern America, on September 15, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Serbia and the United States in World War I.

Thanks to the city of North Port and the representatives of the government Jill Luke, Commissioner, and Linda Yates, Vice-Mayor of North Port, FL, that supported us at the celebration on the historic occasion of commemorating the centennial of President Woodrow Wilson’s "Proclamation" of the Day of Prayer for Serbia and The Day the Serbian Flag flew at the White House, on July 28, 1918 and the centenary of the breakthrough of the Thessaloniki Front, on September 15, 1918, which was the decisive maneuver for the collapse of the Central Powers in the World War I. The visual-literary exhibition “Тамо далеко: 1918-2018” / “Over There, So Far Away” which was set up in Washington on the celebration of the Day of Prayer for Serbia, from 25 to 29 July 2018, was presented to the participants of this magnificent gathering in the Church of St. Sava in North Port.

University Award for a theological achievement

University Award for a theological achievement
University Award for a theological achievement
University Award for a theological achievement
University Award for a theological achievement

- I feel the Veselin Lucic Award as a full confirmation of the return of our Faculty of Theology into the framework of the Belgrade University system -  Mr. Vladislav Puzovic said.

The award of the Endowment of Veselin Lucic, which functions within the University of Belgrade, for the best scientific book of professors in  2017, i.e.  the monograph Russian Paths of the Serbian Theology, Education of Serbs at Russian Theological Academies 1849-1917, was handed over to Dr. Vladislav Puzovic, associate professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, in the solemn hall of the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade on 11 September 2018.

His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany enthroned

His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany enthroned
His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany enthroned
His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany enthroned
His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany enthroned

His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany was enthroned in the church of Saint Sava in Dusseldorf on 16 September 2018.

His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, the first Diocesan Bishop of that Serbian Orthodox Diocese, introduced Bishop Grigorije into the throne of Bishops of Frankfurt and All Germany. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was celebrated by fifteen bishops and hundreds of clergymen. Bishop Grigorije said in his enthronement speach that he was aware of the challenge that was facing him, and nevertheless, he pointed out his archpastoral duty to make the hosts closer to the rich Serbian culture and tradition.

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren protested against the ban imposed on Arnaud Gouillon

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren protested against the ban imposed on Arnaud Gouillon
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren protested against the ban imposed on Arnaud Gouillon
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren protested against the ban imposed on Arnaud Gouillon
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren protested against the ban imposed on Arnaud Gouillon

Arnaud Gouillon, the president of the humanitarian association "Solidarité Kosovo", which helps the Serbian Orthodox population in this region, gave the following details on his arrest:

"On Monday morning, September 10, while I was going to Kosovo to help in a humanitarian project, Albanian police arrested me at a checkpoint. They prevented me from continuing on my journey. Three hours after having detained me in their premises, they notified me that I was banned and could stay on the territory of Kosovo. No information was communicated to me on the legal basis, the criteria, and the process that led to this decision. In the absence of any clarification, this measure appears to me to be totally abusive, arbitrary and unjustified".

Patron’s feat- day of Alexander Nevsky Church

Patron’s feat- day of Alexander Nevsky Church
Patron’s feat- day of Alexander Nevsky Church
Patron’s feat- day of Alexander Nevsky Church
Patron’s feat- day of Alexander Nevsky Church

The Feast day of the Translation of the relics of Alexander Nevsky was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to this great Russian saint on 12 September 2018 in Belgrade.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy.

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in Bern

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in Bern
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in Bern
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in Bern
The Serbian Patriarch consecrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in Bern

The Serbian Orthodox Community in Bern as well as in the whole of Switzerland had an exquisite honour and the blessing to attend an historical event – consecration of the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius at Belp near Bern, the first ever built Serbian Orthodox Church in Switzerland on 2 September 2018.

On this occasion His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej paid a canonical visit to this church and officiated the so-called great consecration of the church with concelebration of Metropolitan Ignatije of France, Western and South Europe (Patriarchate of Antioch); Metropolitan Joseph of Western Europe (Romanian Patriarchate), Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, all the parish priests from the Hierarchal Deanery for Switzerland, as well as of priests and deacons from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Romanian Orthodox Church. After the church consecration the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was celebrated.