Eparchial (Diocesan) News
Central Christmas celebration in Kosovo and Metohija was held in Prizren, the seat of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren. The Christmas Liturgy in a restored Cathedral church of St. George was served by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of twelve priests. Today's solemn church service was attended by vice president of Serbian Government Bozidar Djelic and about 150 believers from Prizren suburbs.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served at midnight the Divine Liturgy in St. Sava's Cathedral on Vrachar.
The Christmas Eve in Belgrade was solemnly celebrated at the plateau in front of the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, where after the feast day's vigil service, which was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Yule log was placed on fire in the presence of lmany pious believers.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on the Christmas Eve, the Divine Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral Church. The Service of God, during which His Holiness ordained deacon Igor Lukic a presbyter, was also present His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.
In a letter of 4 January 2011, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand expressed his heartfelt prayers and extended the deepest sympathies of his clergy, monastics and faithful to His Grace Coptic Orthodox Bishop Suriel of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions and to Bishop Suriel's faithful flock which, in anticipation of the Nativity of Christ, is now in deep mourning.