Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops regarding the formal act of the enthronement of Serbian Patriarch Irinej29. September 2010 - 18:50
In preparation for the formal act of enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on October 3, 2010 in the Stavropegial Laura of the Serbian patriarchs - the Patriarchate of Pec, the Holy Synod of Bishops reminds firstly all Orthodox believers, but also the whole public that the enthronement is only a religious and a spiritual activity of the historical significance for our Church and the entire Serbian people, as well as any politicization of the event is undesirable and absolutely unacceptable.
Accreditation of media representatives for the solemn act of inauguration of Serbian Patriarch Irinej21. September 2010 - 23:24
On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch which will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the great lavra of the Patriarchate of Pec, the historic seat of the Serbian patriarchs, the Organization committee invites interested media to send to e-mail address email@example.com no later than Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 15:00 the name of a journalist, who will be provided with the transportation by the Serbian Orthodox Church from Belgrade to Pec and a convinient place in the monastery courtyard.
On the occasion of the death of General Pierre-Marie Galois, the great friend of the Serbian people, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch expressed to the family of the General and to the French people deep condolences on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Serbian people, as well as in his own name.
The growing controversy over the construction of a mosque in close proximity to Ground Zero has raised a new awareness of the plight of the faithful of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was completely destroyed when World Trade Center Tower Two collapsed on it on 9/11. On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, Fox News aired a special report on the church, transforming what primarily had been a local/regional issue into a national one. The following day, Fox reported that Port Authority officials alleged that the issue was "dead."
The momentous question is being resolved today in the Hague. Whatever the solution is going to be enacted, we must carry on our fight that with the negotiations we come to the most appropriate solution for Kosovo and Metohija, which will be acceptable to Serbs and Albanians, in order to live together in peace and prosperity and have a safe future.
The Great Church Court of the Serbian Orthodox Church was in session on June 11 of this year and then, unanimously, confirmed and in this way strengthen the verdict of the Church Court of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic by which protosyngellos Simeon, the former head of the monastery of Banjska near Zvecan, was deprived of the office and monastic rank and brought back among the laity with his lay name Dejan Vilovski and excluded from the church community in three years; and the verdict of the same Court by which monk Antonije, the former brother of the monastery of Crna Reka in Raska, was deprived of the monastic rank, brought back among laity with his lay name Dragan Davidovic and excluded from the church community in two years.
Decisions of the Great Church Court are final and executive.
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Delivers: Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa