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Significant jubilees of the Serbian Orthodox Church

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the unification of the provincial Churches into the Serbian Patriarchate, 90th anniversary of the activity of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade and 200th anniversary of the Seminary founded by Dositej Obradovic, yesterday in the chapel of St. John the Theologian at the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade the Divine Liturgy was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration and presence of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Dean of the Facultz of Theology and Their Graces Bishops: retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Pahomije of Vranje, Justin of Timok, Vicar Porfirije of Jegar and a great number of priests and deacons.

Celebration of Hanukkah in Jewish Community Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited last night the Belgrade synagogue Sukat Shalom and on that occasion he lit one of eight candles in a traditional ceremony regarding Hanukkah - the Jewish holiday of freedom and lights. Besides His Holiness, candles were also lit by President of Republic of Serbia Mr. Boris Tadic, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Mufti of Serbia Haji Efendi Jusufspahic, His Excellency Apostolic Nuncio Mr. Orlando Antonini, Minister of Faith Dr. Bogoljub Sijakovic, President of Jewish youth of Serbia Mr. Danijel Bogunovic and Honorary President of the Association of the Jewish Communities of Serbia Mr. Aca Singer.  

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets Cardinal Angelo Scola

 

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Venice; Apostolic Nuncio Mr. Orlando Antonini and Archbishop of Belgrade Mr. Stanislav Hocevar. The reception was attended by Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno. 

Enthronement of Heugomen of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije

With a byzantine festiveness and devoutness, and in accordance with an ancient typicon of the Holy Mount Athos, on May 16, 2010 a new heugomen of Sacred Royal, patriarchal and monastic lavra of Chilandar on the Holy Mount Athos - Archimandrite Metodije.

Before the Holy Liturgy, a predetermined delegation of Sacred community of the Holy Mount Athos , led by a representative of the Great Lavra monastery, and representatives of monasteries Vatopedi, Zografou, Esphigmenou and Konstamonitou, enthroned a new Chilandar heugomen.