Memorial service at Zeitenlik
Metropolitan of Neapolis and Stavroupolis Barnabas served the memorial service for the suffered Serbian officers and soldiers in the First World War at Zeitenlik in Thessaloniki on 28 September 2013. Minister of Culture Mr. Ivan Tasovac, as an envoy of the Government of Serbia, attended the memorial service.
At the memorial chapel at Zeitenlik abbot of the monastery of Hilandar Archimandrite Methodius celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in attendance of Metropolitan Barnabas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis, Minister of Macedonia and Tracia Mr. Teodor Karaoglu, envoy of the Government of the Republic of Greece; Minister of Labour and Social Politics of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Petar Djokic, Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republic of Greece General Michail Kotsarokos, head of the region of the Central Macedonia Mr. Antonio Bamiyajis, Consul General of Serbia, representatives of the army, police, politics and diplomatic authorities, as well as lots of people.
The military cemetary Zeitenlik in the western part of Thessaloniki (on the way to Langada) is the greatest military cemetary in Greece at which 20500 soldiers of the Allied armies of Antanta who fought at the Macedonian front during the First World War. The cemetary is divided into five sections by nationality of the killed: French cemetary - 8.089 војника; Serbian cemetary- 7.500, Italian cemetary - 3.000, British cemetary - 1.600 and Russian cemetary - 400.
Source: Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla