Patriarch Irinej in Ljubljana

Patriarch Irinej in Ljubljana
Patriarch Irinej in Ljubljana
Patriarch Irinej in Ljubljana
Patriarch Irinej in Ljubljana

On the second day of the patriarchal visitation to Slovenia, on the 19th May 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, arrived to Ljubljana, where he visited the Ljubljana City Fortress and met with the Mayor of Ljubljana Mr. Zoran Jankovic.

In the afternoon, His Holiness, accompanied by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Arsenije of Nis and Nikodim of Dalmatia, attended the vesper service in the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Following the vesper service, Metropolitan Porfirije addressed His Holiness Patriarch and welcomed him on behalf of Orthodox people in Slovenia. His Holiness Irinej expressed his deep gratitude for the attention and warned the congregation to preserve and love their faith and convey it to younger generations.

Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

May 21st (May 8th old calendar).

The Apostle and Evangelist St. John, called the Theologian, was the son of Salome and Zebedee, a fisherman of Galilee. Zebedee possessed rather vast holdings, workers and was a member of some importance in the Jewish community, having access to the high priest. John's mother Salome is mentioned in the ranks of women who served God with their possessions.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, began his canonical visitation to Slovenia on 18 May 2018. 

Along with Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and priest in charge, presbyter Dejan Mandic, His Holiness visited the Mayor of Koper Mr. Boris Popovic. At the City Hall where Mayor welcomed the Serbian dignitary, the guests were informed about the history of the city of Koper, the current situation in the area, as well as about the conditions of life of the Serbian national minority living there. Following the meeting, the Patriarch visited a location where a new Orthodox church is going to be built.

The Ascension of the Lord – Patron Feast of the City of Belgrade

 The Divine Liturgy celebrated in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade and a solemn procession through central streets of the City of Belgrade marked Belgrade’s Patronal feast – Ascension of the Lord on 17 May 2018. The host of the patron event was City Manager Mr. Goran Vesic (photo gallery - Deacon Dragan Tanasijević).

Holy Liturgy was presided over by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej with the concelebration of Their Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and the Midwestern America (Russian Orthodox Church), protopresbyter-staurophor Professor Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic, Vajo Jovic and Milosav Radojevic, protopresbyter Aleksandar Mihajlovic presbyter Slavisa Popovic and Predrag Timotijevic, deacon Stevica Rapajic and Igor Davidovic.

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops

The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade April 29 – May 10, 2017

The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on April 29, 2018 at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery with the joint serving of the holy hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the invocation of the Holy Spirit and continued at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. Participating in the Assembly were all diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Message of the Holy Assembly of Bishops on Kosovo and Metohija

Message of the Holy Assembly of Bishops on Kosovo and Metohija

We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the ancient and glorious Patriarchate of Pech, gathered by the grace of the Holy Spirit, for the regular convocation of the Holy Assembly of Bishops in the historic See of Serbian archbishops and patriarchs, the Monastery of the Patriarchate of Pech, and in the republic capital Belgrade. During this preparatory year for the Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly of our Church of Saint Sava (1219-2019), concerned with the survival and wellbeing of the Serbian people and their holy sites in Kosovo and Metohija, headed by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch, direct this message to all faithful sons and daughters of our holy Church, as well as local and international media.

The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus

The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus
The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus
The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus
The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded Mr. Nikos Anastasiades with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church, order of Saint Sava of the First Degree, at the ceremony in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 10 May 2018.