Grateful Serbia, full of love towards its shepherd Saint Sava
Remembering the day when a criminal burned the relics of Saint Sava, a spiritual founder and the most worthy and the greatest Serbian son, our Holy Church also this year - concilliary and liturgically, pays a great gratefulness to its spiritual Father, enlightener and teacher.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch led the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the St. Sava Cathedral on Vrachar, the remarkable monument which our people are completing in glory and honour of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Gratifier Saint Sava.
Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Longin of Nova Grachanica and Midwest America, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand and vicar Atanasije of Hvosno, as well as priests of St. Sava Cathedral and many priests of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
The Service of God, besides many pious faithful people, also there were representatives of the Society for building the St Sava Cathedral, representatives of the Belgrade City and the Municipality of Vrachar, representatives of the Ministries of Culture and Education and members of the Crown Council.
We remind that on this day in 1939 the Serbian people expressed its boundless gratitude to its First of the altar and Teacher with a celebration, which was the greatest in the history of the Serbian capital. In the presence of more than ten thousand faithful, the state authorities and representatives of the Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Serbian Patriarch Gavrilo consecrated the cornerstone of this grand prayerful home to Saint Sava.