Ad multos annos, Holy Hierarch!

A  decade since the election of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, as the 45th primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church marked in the ceremonial hall of the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 22 January 2020.

The film's author and editor of photo-monograph is protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Administration Board of the Patriarchate. The publishers of the photo-monograph are the Administration Board of the Patriarchate and the Sluzbeni Glasnik publishing house.

The feast day of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated his patron saint on 20 January 2020, on Saint John’s Day.

Bishop Irinej of Backa officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, David of Krusevac, Arsenije of Nis, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja and Isihije of Mohacs; Archimandrites Jovan (Radosavljevic) and Prokopije (Tajar), clergy and deacons from many dioceses of the SOC, in the church of Saint George in Novi Sad.

Theophany Feast on the Nera River

Bishops Lukian and Nikanor headed a festal gathering on the Nera River

On the feast of Theophany, January 19, 2020, His Grace Bishop of Budim and administrator of Timisoara Lukijan traditionally celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Church of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas at Sokolovac, Romania. Local clergy concelebrated to the Bishop.

Theophany in Kosovska Mitrovica: Swimming for the Cross in the Gazivode Lake

Theophany in Kosovska Mitrovica: Swimming for the Cross in the Gazivode Lake
Theophany in Kosovska Mitrovica: Swimming for the Cross in the Gazivode Lake
Theophany in Kosovska Mitrovica: Swimming for the Cross in the Gazivode Lake
Theophany in Kosovska Mitrovica: Swimming for the Cross in the Gazivode Lake

On the feast of the Theophany of the Lord, 19 January 2020, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius in Kosovska Mitrovica.

He was concelebrated by many priests of the Diocesan Deanery of Mitrovica, and the church was full of faithful and children who received the holy Communion. At the end of the Liturgy the Bishop performed the rite of blessing water and blessed a thousand of believers with it. Following the holy Liturgy, Bishop Teodosije attended traditional swimming for the Precious Cross in the Gazivode Lake. Bishop Teodosije along with the clergy blessed all the present who participated in the traditionional swimming for the Cross and held an address.

Jubilees of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch

The Serbian Orthodox Church is marking the great jubilees of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch: the 60th Anniversary of monastic, 45th anniversary of diocesan and 10th anniversary of patriarchal service to God and the Serbian kin.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near town of Cacak, Serbia, in 1930. His baptismal name is Miroslav. He finished elementary school in his village, and later on high school in Cacak. Thereupon he enrolled and completed Theological Seminary in Prizren, and then graduated at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade.