The Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops

The Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church 
from their regular meeting held at Zica Monastery and in Belgrade, May 9-18, 2019

This year’s regular meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on May 9, 2019 in Monastery Zica, the first headquarters of the autocephalous Serbian Church, while the 800th anniversary of autocephaly, full Church independence, that great gift from God and great achievement of Saint Sava, we celebrate this year. After the Holy conciliar Hierarchical Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit at the monastery church of Zica Monastery, the first sessions, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, were held at the monastery, May 9-10, 2019, while beginning May 11th the Assembly continued its work at the Patriarchate in Belgrade. Participating in the Assembly were all diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the exception of Bishop Luka of Western Europe.

St Sava in NYC begins roof erection

St Sava in NYC begins roof erection
St Sava in NYC begins roof erection
St Sava in NYC begins roof erection
St Sava in NYC begins roof erection

Builder Frank Sciame to oversee the largest post-fire ecclesiastical restoration in NYC in more than 165 years.

May 20, 2019, NEW YORK, NY – The Building Committee of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St Sava in NYC announced today, the day following the Feast of the Transfer of the Relics of Saint Sava, that it has begun site work of the complex process to erect a replacement roof on the historic Richard Upjohn church which was originally built in 1854.

Theological and historical-literary opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije presented

Theological and historical-literary opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije presented
Theological and historical-literary opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije presented
Theological and historical-literary opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije presented
Theological and historical-literary opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije presented

The publishing and information institution of the Metropoly of the Montenegro-Coastlands "Svetigora" presented a set of selected works of His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro-Coastlands Dr. Amfilohije. The collected works of this Serbian Church dignitary consist of 30 titles in 36 volumes!

His Excellency Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, academician Matija Beckovic, Uni prof. Dr. Milo Lompar presented papers at the presentation of the collected works in the crypt of the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade, on the 16th of May, 2019.

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience the Russian Ambassador

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience His Excellency Alexander Chepurin, ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade; the reception took place in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on May 20, 2019.

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience Leonardo Cardinal Sandri

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience Leonardo Cardinal Sandri
The Serbian Patriarch received in audience Leonardo Cardinal Sandri
The Serbian Patriarch received in audience Leonardo Cardinal Sandri
The Serbian Patriarch received in audience Leonardo Cardinal Sandri

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Eminence Cardinal Leonardi Sandri, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. The reception took place in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on May 18, 2019.

Cardinal Sandri was accompanied by His Excellency monsignor Luciano Suriani, Apostolic nuncio in Belgrade; Don Flavio Pace, Secretary of the Cardinal Sandri; Monsignor Philippo Colnago, Advisor of the Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade; and priest Aleksandar Ninković, Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Belgrade, as well as Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishop Irinej of Bachka and deacon Aleksandar Dr. Praščević, head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarchate

A new edition: Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims

Three scientific books written by Deacon Dr. Alexander Prascevic were published under the title Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in three books:

1. Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch German to the dialogue with the Muslims (1958-1990); 2. Patriarch Pavle on Islam and Muslims (1990-1997); 3 Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch Pavle to the dialogue with the Muslims (1998-2009). The book were published by the Diocese of Raska-Prizren, and under the financial support of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Archbishop of Cyprus Kyr Chrysostom in the Serbian Patriarchate

Archbishop of Cyprus Kyr Chrysostom in the Serbian Patriarchate
Archbishop of Cyprus Kyr Chrysostom in the Serbian Patriarchate
Archbishop of Cyprus Kyr Chrysostom in the Serbian Patriarchate
Archbishop of Cyprus Kyr Chrysostom in the Serbian Patriarchate

His Beatitude Archbishop of the New Justiniana and of all Cyprus Chrysostom visited His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on May 17, 2019.

Considering that the session of the Holy Bishops' Assembly was in progress, His Beatitude Chrysostom was received by this highest hierarchical representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with whose members he had cordial brotherly conversations.