Protection of the Mother of God – The Patron Saint’s Day of the Patriarchate of Pec

Protection of the Mother of God – The Patron Saint’s Day of the Patriarchate of Pec
Protection of the Mother of God – The Patron Saint’s Day of the Patriarchate of Pec
Protection of the Mother of God – The Patron Saint’s Day of the Patriarchate of Pec
Protection of the Mother of God – The Patron Saint’s Day of the Patriarchate of Pec

In the monastery of the Pec Patriarchate the patron saint day of the monastery - the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, was solemnly celebrated.

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Holy Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Kiril of Buenos Aires and South-Central America and Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar Bishop of the Patriarch, as well as of twenty priests from several dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Saint Sava's Testament: 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church Celebrated in Belgrade

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the President of
the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic respectively were awarded with the Order of Saint Sava of the first degree by the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik was awarded with the Order of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher.

On the occasion of observing eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade’s Center “Sava”, a solemn academy entitled “Saint Sava’s Testament” was held. Patriarch Irinej and President Aleksandar Vucic were respectively awarded with the Order of Saint Sava of the first degree.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Great Britain

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Great Britain
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Great Britain
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Great Britain
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Great Britain

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received a newly appointed Ambassador of Great Britain to the Republic of Serbia Her Excellency Sian MacLeod at the Serbian Patriarchate on 15 October 2019.

“The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

Within the central celebration of the jubilee of the eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch opened a monumental exhibition “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church” in the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 9 October 2019.

The exhibition is organized with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops with support of the Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Justice, the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, Secretariate for Culture of the City of Belgrade and other institutions. The exhibition is accompanied by the 157-page with a more than hundred illustrations in color by the author Dr. Miljana Matic, curator of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Irinej on the Church and State

In his interview given to the leading Belgrade newspaper “Politika” of the 29th September 2019 His Holiness expressed his opinion on the Church – State Relations:

In the past eight centuries, the relationship between the Church and the State has changed significantly. What is the situation today?

Naturally, we have no illusion that the time of harmonious relation – as it was in Byzantium or in Nemanjić’s Serbia – can return. But I also think that we, as the people who carry out responsible duties in the Church and in the State, should always look up to shining examples of Saint Sava and his brother Saint King Stefan the First-Crowned and their manner of thinking, so that we could make decisions that are undoubtedly beneficial to all the citizens, not just the faithful ones.