Meeting of Metropolitan Porfirije and President Milanovic

The President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Zoran Milanovic, received His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, on July 23, 2020.

President Milanovic and Metropolitan Porfirije discussed, among other things, about the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, as well as the relations between the authorities of the Republic of Croatia and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia.

Russian President decorated Bishop Antonije

The President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, decorated His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with the Order of Friendship.

The decree, which was published on the Kremlin's website, says that the high decoration was awarded to Bishop Antonije for his great contribution to the development of spiritual and cultural ties as well as for his active educational activities.

35th anniversary of episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

52th anniversary of pastoral and 35th anniversary of episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

On 21th July 1968, on the feast of Holy Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was ordained as hieromonk at the Monastery of St. Gerasimus of Kefalonia in Argostoli, in Greek Province Kefalonia. The day before he had been ordained as hierodeacon by the same Metropolitan of Kefalonia, by whom who had taken monastic vows in 1967. Many times has His Eminence Amfilohije emphasized that Metropolitan Procopius played an important role in his life.

Founder's Patron Saint-day of Niksic's Cathedral church

His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served on 17 July 2020, on the feast day of Holy Royal Martyrs, the Romanovs, on the occasion of the Founder's Patron Saint-day, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Niksic.

The clergy and monks of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Bishopric of Budimlje-Niksic concelebrated.

The Old church consecrated in Serbian town in Derventa

On 18 July 2020, His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla consecrated the Old church in the Serbian town in Derventa, which was destroyed in 1992 during the occupation of the Croatian Defence Council and so-called the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Since the church was destroyed in 1992, on the Ascension Day, and it was planned to be consecrated on the same feast day, 28 May. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rite was delayed. The restoration began in December 2017 and the church is dedicated to the Annunciation.