Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle very ill – let us all pray our God to comfort him….

by William Dorich on December 2, 2007

in Christianity, medical, Montenegro, Orthodox Christianity, Serbia

For current updates:

Serbian Orthodox Church – Official Site

Update Dec. 21, 2007:

Bulletin Issued by the Permanent Medical Council on the Health Condition of Patriarch Pavle – Dec 21st, 2007

The Bulletin issued by the VMA’s (Military Medical Academy) Permanent Medical Council on the health condition of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle on the 21st of December, 2007, states:

The tendency towards a slight improvment of His Holiness’ health condition continues, with vital functions remaining stable.

Treatment, intenive monitoring and a rehabilition program are maintained.

Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Update Dec. 17, 2007:

Serb Patriarch’s Health Deteriorating, Doctors Say

(AP) BELGRADE, Serbia: The health of the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Pavle, has worsened, doctors said Monday.

The 93-year-old patriarch is suffering from heart and other problems due to his age and is being treated at the Belgrade Military Hospital.

Patriarch Pavle has “heightened temperature, followed by respiratory and urinary infections,” doctors said in a statement. No other details were released.

Serbian media have reported in the past month that the patriarch’s life is in danger.

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Message posted by kidthekid:

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Coast, has been appointed to assist Patriarch Pavle, who is hospitalized.

Amfilohije, as the oldest member of the Holy Synod, will help in the discharge of daily duties at the Synod, Serbian Patriarchate Managing Board and the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac.

The Serbian Orthodox Chuch said in a statement that the decision had been made by the Holy Synod, which also appointed Bishop Atanasije of Hvostan to assist Metropolitan Amfilohije in church affairs.

The statement said that Church regulations did not mention the term deputy and added that it was “clear that in the case of the Patriarch’s illness somebody has to replace or assist him.”

The statement said that this “does not prejudice the future election of the Patriarch in any way.”

Thumbnail portrait of Patriarch Pavle (with link)

From: Fr. Nektarios Serfes []
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 3:44 PM
To: Archbishop Jovan (
Cc: sparta; St. Anthony’s G. O. Monastery; St Paisius Monastery (; St. Herman Brotherhood; Teresa A, Polychronis
Subject: Patriarch Pavel very ill let us all pray our God to comfort him….

Beloved in Christ our Lord,
May our Gracious God always bless you!
I have just learned that His Holiness, Patriarch Pavel is very ill and in the hospital in Serbia.
Let us all pray for this Christ-loving soul Patriarch Pavel that our Lord will comfort him during his time of illness.
We have all been ever blessed with this unbelievable and gracious soul especially his love for the church and for us all!

Peace to your soul!

Humbly in Christ our Lord,
+Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
Who prays for you!

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