“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.

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.

Central celebration of the jubilee of 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Zica Monastery

This year we were greeted by the light of a great event that encircles eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

On this occasion, the central jubilee celebration was held at the Zica Monastery on October 6, 2019. The ancient endowment (foundation) of our illustrious ancestors Nemanjics welcomed this event in an unbearable beauty that hasn’t been put out by flames and bombs of invaders who have been trying for centuries to extinguish the candle of faith that was lit in the soul of a Serb by the our god-father Sava eight centuries ago.

PHOTO: Celebration of the jubilee in Zica Monastery

We recommed to visitors of the official Internet webpage of the Serbian Orthodox Church a photo gallery of deacon Dragan Tanasijevic:

The celebration of the jubilee in Zica Monastery through the lens of deacon Dragan Tanasijevic

President Trump congratulates Diocese of Eastern America

The President of the United States of America offered his congratulations in a letter of April 14, 2019 to the Diocese of Eastern America, which is headed by His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic), on the 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.     

“Dear Friends, Melania and I send our warmest greetings to the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America in celebration of your 800th Anniversary.” The President continued by noting: “We are grateful for the many years your Diocese has served it people.”  

Bishop Irinej of Eastern America: The 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly

IRINEJ
BY THE GRACE OF GOD BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Most beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters,
faithful Children of the Diocese of Eastern America of our most holy Church!

With abounding joy emanating from a paternal heart, We greet you on this most radiant and most auspicious occasion in our collective history, both sacred and secular: 

THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AUTOCEPHALY OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 1219 – 2019

Serbian Patriarch received President of Armenia

Serbian Patriarch received President of Armenia
Serbian Patriarch received President of Armenia
Serbian Patriarch received President of Armenia
Serbian Patriarch received President of Armenia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 October 2019. 

The President of Armenia thanked Serbian Patriarch Irinej for warm audience during which they talked about current problems faced by the Serbian and Armenian people as well as about possibilities how to overcome them. Serbian Patriarch Irinej wished all the best from the Lord to the brotherly Armenian people.