Handover of the newly established Diocese of Austria-Switzerland

In the church of Ascension of Christ in Vienna, on second Sunday after Pentecost, on June 26, 2011 the Divine Liturgz was served by His Grace Konstantin of Middle Europe with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, priests and lots of faithful people of the newly founded Diocese of Austria-Switzerland.

After the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Konstantin read the decisions of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the foundation of the Diocese of Austria -Switzerland, which would be administrated by Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa until the election of a new Bishop.

Bishop Irinej at the Holy Eucharist conveyed the greetings from His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

After the vesper service, on the premises of the church of St. Sava in Vienna,  a session was held during which the Bishops signed a document on the handover of the new Diocese.

Source: Diocese of Backa