Statements

Joint Statement of the Serbian and Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchates

Irenic[1]& Official visit of His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X to the Serbian Orthodox Church
From October 11th to 19th, 2018

BELGRADE – 19th of October 2018 - This historical visit, the first since Antiochian Orthodox Patriarch THEODOSIOS VI (Abou-Rjaili) visited Belgrade, was made in the context of the difficult and painful circumstances that are facing the Antiochian Orthodox Church in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East. This visit also coincides with the crisis that is currently facing the world-wide Orthodox Church, where developments are evolving rapidly and in a disturbing manner, and could lead to the occurrence of permanent detrimental impacts on the bonds of communion, peace and unity between brothers.

Sympathy of the Serbian Patriarch to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej sent a telegram of the following content to His Beatitude Hieronymus, Archbishop of Athens:

Yours Beatitude, Beloved Brother in Christ,

Deep in our souls We, with all the pleroma of our Church, share the sadness and pain of You personally, of the Church of Greece and the brotherly Greek people, caused by terrible fire and destruction of homes and property, but above all because of the loss of human lives. We pray to the Lord for the repose of souls of the victims. We assure You that we shall aid as much as we can.

Press Release from the Office of the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, deeply shaken by the fire that has struck the brotherly Greek people on the peninsula of Attica and has taken dozens of human lives, prays to the Lord to preserve the people in the fire-endangered areas.

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church offers prayers to the Lord that He may encourage the members of the services that have been bravely fighting against the disaster and grant them strength and success in their fight,  speedy recovery to the wounded ones, repose to the souls of the victims, and comfort to their relatives.

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church convened

The Holy |Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church will commence its regular convocation by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit in the church of the Holy Apostles in Patriarchate of Pec on April 29, 2018.

The working part of the Assembly will begin in the Patriarchate of Pec itself after the Holy Liturgy to be celebrated on April 30, 2018. and will continue at the Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade on May 1, 2018.

Doxology on the occasion of the visit of His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa

On the occasion of the arrival of the Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa the solemn Doxology will be served in the Chapel of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming (Kralja Petra 5 Str.) in Belgrade at 20:30 pm.

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodoros II is going to pay an official (irenic) visit to His Holiness Irinej Patriarch of Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church from September 22 to 29, 2017. The Belgrade faithful will have an opportunity to greet His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros and his entourage immediately upon his arrival on Friday, September 22, 2017, when, after a solemn welcome, a Doxology rite will be performed in the Chapel of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming at the Serbian Patriarchate (Kralja Petra 5 Str.) in Belgrade at 20:30 pm.

Joint Press Release of the Inter-Church Commission

Communique of the Inter-Church Commission of
the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops’ Conference

The sixth and last meeting, chaired by the President of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences Fr. Bernard Ardura, and  held at Saint Martha's House (Domus Sanctae Marthae) in Vatican, on 12 and 13 July 2017, gathered the members of the Joint Commission of Croatian Catholic and Serbian Orthodox experts to jointly consider the figure of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb.

Press Release of the Inter-Church Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops' Conference

The fifth meeting of the Inter-Church Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops’ Conference was held at the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Wednesday the 7th  and on Thursday the 8th of June 2017, the task of  task was to jointly consider the role of Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac before, during and after the Second World war.

The theme of the meeting was "The Archbishop and Cardinal Stepinac and Communist persecution from 1945 to 1960."