The “Branko” Children's Choir from Nis gave a concert in Jerusalem

The “Branko” Children's Choir from Nis gave a concert in Jerusalem
The “Branko” Children's Choir from Nis gave a concert in Jerusalem
The “Branko” Children's Choir from Nis gave a concert in Jerusalem
The “Branko” Children's Choir from Nis gave a concert in Jerusalem

On the feast-day of the Holy Apostle Philip, His Beatitude Theophilus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, received His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis with a group of pilgrims from Serbia in the monastery of the Holy Prophet Elijah near the Holy City of Jerusalem.

It was in this monastery that the “Branko” Children's Choir from Serbia performed several Serbian, Greek and Georgian compositions in presence of the Patriarch, the Bishops and the local community. The performance was held with the blessing of His Beatitude the Patriarch and great affection and love of the Fraternal Choir of the Holy Apostle James of Jerusalem. The fraternal relationship between the two choirs dates back to a few years ago when the choir of the Holy Apostle James gave concerts in Belgrade and Nis, organized and sponsored by the Diocese of Nis. At the end of the performance, the Patriarch of Jerusalem blessed and instructed the members of the choir from Serbia and those present with Gospel words, wishing to the children to be even more zealous in glorifying God and setting a good example for the youth.

Processional with the Precious Cross in the Cathedral church in Vienna

Processional with the Precious Cross in the Cathedral church in Vienna
Processional with the Precious Cross in the Cathedral church in Vienna
Processional with the Precious Cross in the Cathedral church in Vienna
Processional with the Precious Cross in the Cathedral church in Vienna

On the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, on 17 November 2019, Holy Liturgy was served in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Vienna.

Presbyter Miljan Antic officiated the Liturgy with the concelebration of presbyter Filip Milunovic, dean of the church; archpriest Dragan Budak and presbyter Djordje Pantelic, Jovan Govedarica and deacon Miladin Vujkovic and Jovan Vasic, deacon from Cathedral church in Herceg Novi (Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral). Before the beginning of the Holy Liturgy, a procession was organized around the city district where the church is located. Headed by priests, a large number of the faithful took part in the procession and carried the Precious Cross, that was solemnly placed inside the church for veneration of the faithful.

Serbian Patriarch expressed condolences to Archbishop of Albania and Albanian people

On the occasion of the catastrophic earthquake in Albania, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch sent a letter of condolences to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres and All Albania:

Your Beatitude,

We have received the sad news that a very strong earthquake with disastrous consequences struck Albania.

We personally, as well as the Pleroma of the Serbian Orthodox Church, extend our deepest prayerful condolences to You, the afflicted families and all the citizens of Albania.

Deeply saddened by this tragic event, We pray to the Lord that He may preserve the lives of all the people who dwell in the earthquake-hit region and give comfort to victims’ relatives and friends.

Your Beatitude’s brother and concelebrant in Christ,

SERBIAN PATRIARCH (signed IRINEJ)

The stavropegial monastery in Bitola celebrated its dedication feast-day

The stavropegial monastery in Bitola celebrated its dedication feast-day
The stavropegial monastery in Bitola celebrated its dedication feast-day
The stavropegial monastery in Bitola celebrated its dedication feast-day
The stavropegial monastery in Bitola celebrated its dedication feast-day

Тhe feast of St. John Chrysostom was celebrated by His Beatitude, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan in the stavropegial monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Bitola, Macedonia, on the 26th of November 2019.

It was at the same time a patron name’s day of the Archbishop himself. The joy of the feast was enhanced by the visit of His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohach, Vicar of the Bishop of Bačka and Abbot of the Kovilj Monastery, who arrived with his monastic fraternity.

The Serbian Patriarch Irinej met the Ambassador of Austria


His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Serbia, His Excellency Nikolaus Luterotti, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on November 27, 2019.