Serbian Orthodox Church

Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, Serbia, reposed in the Lord

With great sorrow, and faith in resurrection to the Kingdom of Heaven, the Diocese of Valjevo publically announces that last evening, March 30th, 2020, their spiritual father, His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, reposed at the Dr Dragisa Misovic Hospital in Belgrade, following a short period of hospitalization brought on by the coronavirus.

May our Lord grant him the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal repose!

Biography of Bishop Milutin of Valjevo of blessed repose

Serbian Orthodox Bishop Milutin of Valjevo died after a short period of hospitalization due to the coronavirus at a Belgrade hospital on the 30th March of 2020.

Bishop Milutin (baptismal name Mihailo Knezevic) was born near Valjevo in 1949, and was baptized in the renowned monastery of Pustinja. Having finished Elementary school, Mihailo joined the monastery of Kaona when he was only 14, and later on was tonsured as monk by the late Bishop of Sabac-Valjevo Jovan (Velimirovic) in the monastery of Petkovica on the 26 October 1963, and got the monastic name of Milutin, according to a medieval Serbian King, one of the greatest founders of monasteries in Serbia. On the next day he was ordained as hierodeacon, and some time later as hieromonk at Osecina, near Valjevo.

The Mayor of Zagreb visited the Orthodox Cathedral

The Mayor of Zagreb visited the Orthodox Cathedral
The Mayor of Zagreb visited the Orthodox Cathedral
The Mayor of Zagreb visited the Orthodox Cathedral
The Mayor of Zagreb visited the Orthodox Cathedral

Mr. Milan Bandic, Zagreb Mayor, visited the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Zagreb damaged   by the earthquake on March 28, 2020. The Mayor was informed by the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana Porfirije on the present condition of the church as well as of the building of the Church Municipality of Zagreb.

A Great Humanitarian Activity of the Serbian Orthodox Charities

In accordance with the mission of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at this very difficult time for all the inhabitants of Serbia and the world in general, owing to the malignant coronavirus, the Serbian Orthodox Charities has launched a series of actions to assist the most vulnerable families and individuals in the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac and in other dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Due to the volume and difficult procurement referring to the state of emergency, the action will be implemented in two parts. In the first round on March 20, 2020, - 25 kilograms of white wheat flour type 500, 10 litres of edible sunflower oil and 5 kilograms of beans were delivered to everyone in need. The second round - which was delivered on March 23, 2020  - distributed other foods: sugar, pasta, salt, yeast, canned food, as well as household chemicals: laundry detergent and dishes, soaps, shampoos ...

Members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters from Krtolе sew masks for the needy

Members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters from Krtolе sew masks for the needy
Members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters from Krtolе sew masks for the needy
Members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters from Krtolе sew masks for the needy
Members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters from Krtolе sew masks for the needy

The Circle of Serbian Sisters the Most Holy Mother of God from Krtolе, Montenegro, responds to the needs of her fellow citizens in the age of the coronavirus and sews cotton masks for anyone who does not have any other form of protection. The Circle works in coordination with the Choir Miholjska Prevlaka, with the blessing of the parish priest Marko Obradovic.