Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited Diocese of Sumadija

His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, visited the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Kragujevac on August 13, 2020.

The faithful people and the clergy of the city of Kragujevac, with their hierarch, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, warmly greeted the Head of the Serbian Church. His Holiness the Patriarch thanked for the wonderful welcome and gave his archpastoral blessing to the clergy and the faithful people of the city of Kragujevac.

Protopresbyter Periša Vranić (1944 – 2002)

Protopresbyter Periša Vranić (1944 – 2002)
Protopresbyter Periša Vranić (1944 – 2002)
Protopresbyter Periša Vranić (1944 – 2002)
Protopresbyter Periša Vranić (1944 – 2002)

You set before me the task of writing a few lines about my late father, Archpriest PerišaVranić, which made me very happy and for which I am grateful to you, but fully aware of my inability to answer the task set before me in the most comprehensive way. The very thought of my father evokes many wonderful memories from my childhood, even today I am not fully aware of where the border was between his priestly service and his parental service. Somehow it was inseparable with him. Mother Jelena, a professor of music, equally had a sacred role, not only to follow father's calling and be his support, but also to be a mother at home. A mother is a calling and a blessing, and she has always been a mother.

Bishop Ilarion of Timok – sixth anniversary of Diocesan ministry

Six years of dedicated and fruitful archpastoral ministry of the Bishop of Timok Ilarion (Golubovic).

The tenth day of August, of the year of the Lord 2014, is written in golden letters in the history of the God-protected Diocese of Timok. On that day, when the Holy Church celebrates prayerful remembrance of the Holy Glorious and All-Praiseworthy Apostles and Deacons Prohor, Nicanor, Timon and Parmen, the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops was implemented in May of the same year, when Very Venerable Archimandrite Ilarion (Golubović), abbot of the sacred St. Nicholas monastery of the Bukovo monastery, was consecrated as Bishop.

Serbian Patriarch received representatives of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej  received representatives of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 7th August 2020.

The representatives of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija presented their programme and activities to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in order to keep the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija a part of the Republic of Serbia. They thanked the Serbian Patriarch for the firm determination of the Serbian Orthodox Church on all issues related to the status of this southern Serbian province, as well as to the existence of the Serbian Orthodox people and their shrines in that province.

110 years of the Church Community of Ugljevik

His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik and Tuzla officiated the Holy Liturgy in the Ugljevik church of St. Petka Parasceve on August 8, 2020.

-Our ancestors expressed their faith by  constructing churches, monasteries and parish homes so that their heirs would have a place to worship God, baptize children, get married and send  the departed ones to eternal life. The history of this region is full of crucifixions, and nevertheless, thanks to these churches we have been resurrected as a people and have been preserved to this day. We remember in our prayers of all those who contributed to the construction of this shrine. Our monastery of Tavna had been a spiritual center of the Serbs of this area before the churches in Ugljevik were built, Bishop Fotija spoke on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Church Community of Ugljevik, Republic of Srpska.