St. George, Patron Saint of Novi Sad, Serbian Athens

St. George, Patron Saint of Novi Sad, Serbian Athens
St. George, Patron Saint of Novi Sad, Serbian Athens
St. George, Patron Saint of Novi Sad, Serbian Athens
St. George, Patron Saint of Novi Sad, Serbian Athens

The Matica Srpska was awarded Order of St. Sava of  the first degree whereas Mr. Milos Vucevic, Mayor of Novi Sad; Igor Mirovic, President of the Provincial Government, and Djurdja Jaksic, Councilor of the City Assembly, were awarded the Order of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-gusher for a special contribution to the relations between Church and State.

The Patron saint of Novi Sad, the Serbian Athens - the renovation of the church of the Holy Great-Martyr George, was celebrated by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and a solemn academy.

The Order of Holy King Milutin to Mr. Mileta Radojevic

I will do my best to help the Diocese of Sumadija as well as the other dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which is the policy of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Justice, said Dr. Mileta Radojevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, receiving the high Church decoration.

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija celebrated the Feast of the Renovation of the Church of St. George as his Patron saint in the Diocesan Residence in Kragujevac on 16 November 2018. On that occasion he handed in the Order of St. King Milutin to Mr. Mileta Radojevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia.

The Serbian christian heritage of America

Meeting of President Vucic and Patriarch Irinej

President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic discussed with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who was accompanied by the Principal of Saint Sava Cathedral, Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, the head of the project of mosaics creation academician Manana Popov and chief artist of the mosaics in Saint Sava Cathedral Nikolay Muhinabout the progress of works on decorating the national church of the Serbian people.

Belgrade, November 13th, 2018 - The two of them agree that the year of 2019 is of great significance for strengthening Serbian national spiritual and cultural identity and that the celebration of the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church is a jubilee to which special attention should be paid. President Vucic emphasizes that on that occasion the Republic of Serbia would help complete the decoration works on the Cathedral so that it would be decorated with most spacious mosaics in the world.

Church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in the Banjica District of Belgrade consecrated

 The Serbian Patriarch officiated the rite of great consecration of the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Belgrade.

Following the consecration of the church, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated during which His Holiness awarded the principal of the Banjica church, presbyter Milan Lazarevic, with a rank of archpriest evaluating his efforts relating to the completion of the church and a parish house.

Statement on the Recent Attack in Thousand Oaks, California

Deeply saddened and profoundly concerned, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America condemns the heinous and murderous shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

Regrettably, it has become all too common for peace to be broken by bloodshed. Nearly one year ago, after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, we stated, “we witness one more egregious act of hatred and terror. Unfortunately, such sights have become all too familiar in our society; they are the antithesis of love and the worst example for our children of what mankind can be. We are called to rise up in witness of a love that conquers fear and hatred, and to bear witness before society and all civil authorities of the need to eliminate violence.” We are distraught that today the opposite is manifest, and, in this case, even some of the same people were re-victimized.