Meeting between Serbian Patriarch and President of Serbia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, the President of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 31 December 2019.

The meeting was attended by His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Mr. Ivica Dacic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Secretary of the President of the Republic of Serbia and Mr. Dejan Nakic, personal secretary of Serbian Patriarch.

Serbian churches in Montenegro ringing bells every two hours until Nativity following adoption of anti-Church law

A number of events will be held in the Montenegrin Metropolis of the Serbian Church in connection with the adoption of the anti-Church law that empowers the government to confiscate property from the Serbian Church.

Among them, all the parishes of the Serbian Metropolis of Montenegro will ring funeral bells every two hours until the feast of the Nativity, reports the Metropolis’ website, noting that by adopting the law, the Montenegrin Parliament “buried law and justice.”

Service of supplication and procession in Bijelo Polje

Service of supplication and procession in Bijelo Polje
Service of supplication and procession in Bijelo Polje
Service of supplication and procession in Bijelo Polje
Service of supplication and procession in Bijelo Polje

Following a prayer of supplication (moleban) served on Sunday, December 29, 2019, by the clergy of the church community of Bijelo Polje at the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, there was a procession through the town of Bijelo Polje to St. Nicholas church in Nikoljac, thus protesting against the Law on Freedom of Religion.

Metropolitan Amfilohije: Churches belong to the people, not to the ungodly ones!

Metropolitan Amfilohije: Churches belong to the people, not to the ungodly ones!
Metropolitan Amfilohije: Churches belong to the people, not to the ungodly ones!
Metropolitan Amfilohije: Churches belong to the people, not to the ungodly ones!
Metropolitan Amfilohije: Churches belong to the people, not to the ungodly ones!

His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral,  and Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Atanasije of Mileseva, Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy  with the prayerful participation of many faithful believers at Holy Apostolic Church in Podgorica  on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

At the end of the Liturgy Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral blessed this Assembly on behalf of the Lord, the Assembly, as he said, begins here on earth, and it continues in eternity, the eternal Kingdom of God.

Bishop Irinej of Backa leads a protest walk in support of the defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

Bishop Irinej of Backa leads a protest walk in support of the defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro
Bishop Irinej of Backa leads a protest walk in support of the defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro
Bishop Irinej of Backa leads a protest walk in support of the defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro
Bishop Irinej of Backa leads a protest walk in support of the defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa together with His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohacs and the clergy as well as monastics of the Diocese of Backa attended at the Republic Square in Novi Sad, on December 30, 2019, a protest organized against the adoption of the discriminatory "Law on Freedom of Religion (!) and the Legal Status of Religious Communities" in Montenegro, thus providing full support for the defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

Through a peaceful walk from Republic Square to City Hall, the citizens of Novi Sad led by their Bishop, expressed a determined opposition to the forceful seizure of churches and monasteries and prayed to the Lord to grant reason to representatives of the authorities in Montenegro to end the violence and usurpation of the assets of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.