“Maintain the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace” (Eph 4:3)

The Amman Fraternal Gathering of the Orthodox Primates and Delegates

Following the initiative for dialogue and reconciliation announced by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III in November 2019, the Amman Fraternal Familial Gathering was hosted today in the capital of Jordan, with attendance of Primates and Delegations from various Orthodox churches. The purpose of the gathering was to renew dialogue and promote unity between brothers within the Orthodox Communion.


Press Release

While preparing to celebrate the radiant Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, under presidency of His Holiness the Serbia Patriarch Irinej, held a session at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on January 4, 2020, with participation of the hierarchs who have their jurisdiction in Montenegro: His Excellency Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro-Coastlands and Their Graces Bishops: Joanikije of Budimlje-Nikšić, Bishop Atanasije of Mileseva and Bishop Dimitrije of Zahum-Herzegovina. The session was attended by Their Graces Vicar Bishops Stefan of Remesiana and Metodije of Dioclaea as well.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej appeals for ending the terror over the Church and the people in Montenegro

Appeal of Serbian Patriarch Irinej for ending the terror
over the Church and the people in Montenegro

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej calls on the Montenegrin state authorities, especially members of the Ministry of the Interior, to immediately end the brutal terror over the Serbian Orthodox Church, its clergy and its faithful people. Inhuman beatings of the Vicar Bishop Metodije of Dioclea, priests, and Serbian Orthodox believers, simply because they are Serbs and Orthodox believers, represent unprecedented acts in Europe since the fall of fascism and the end of Bolshevik terror.

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,


Communique on health conditions of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej

A health condition of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who is being hospitalized at the Military Medical Academy, is stable.

His recovery is in progress, and a permanent consulting body of doctors of the Military Medical Academy headed by Brigadier General Prof. Dr. Dragan Dincic expects that the Primate of the Serbian Church will reassume his regular responsibilities soon.