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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Election of New Serbian Patriarch Scheduled for 22 January

Filed under: Christian,Orthodox hierarchs,religious,Serbia — 01varvara @ 00.00

Patriarch Pavle Stojčević (1914-2009) of Serbia

On 22 January 2010, a Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) plans to elect a new patriarch. The Holy Synod of the SOC decided this at a meeting on 25 November, according to the official website of the MP. The Synod also resolved to serve a Liturgy and the 40th Day Prayers for the late Patriarch Pavle Stojčević on 24 December at St Savva Cathedral in Belgrade. After that, the clergy shall serve a Pannikhida at the grave of the late First Hierarch of the SOC at Rakovica Monastery.

Patriarch Pavle Stojčević, the First Hierarch of the SOC, died in the 96th year of his life on the morning of 15 November in a Belgrade hospital. Two years ago, he entered hospital at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade in connection with a number of heart and lung problems. At present, the Patriarchal Locum Tenens of the SOC is Metropolitan Amfilohije Radović of Montenegro and Primorsky.

27 November 2009




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