Patriarch Irinej visits Saint Sava Cathedral site in New York

Patriarch Irinej visits Saint Sava Cathedral site in New York
Patriarch Irinej visits Saint Sava Cathedral site in New York
Patriarch Irinej visits Saint Sava Cathedral site in New York
Patriarch Irinej visits Saint Sava Cathedral site in New York

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, 44th successor of Saint Sava on the primatial Throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has arrived in New York on 14 July 2017 en route to Chicago, where he will lead celebrations this weekend for the canonization of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America.

The AirSerbia direct flight connecting Belgrade and New York which carried Patriarch Irinej, operated by an A330 aircraft named after "Nikola Tesla," landed at JFK International Airport at 11:39 AM local time.

Glorification of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All America

Schedule of Events

The upcoming celebration of the canonization and translation of the relics of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America, the first Serbian Orthodox Bishop of America and Canada, scheduled for July 14-16 at Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville, is expected to be a Pan-Orthodox event reflecting our unity in Faith and common witness in this country, the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America announced today.

Leading the liturgical celebrations will be His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, 44th successor of Saint Sava on the holy primatial Throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who will be accompanied by several metropolitans and bishops of the Serbian Church, including all of the five active hierarchs of North and South America.

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

On 12 July 2017, commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul on Yauza – celebrated its patronal feast.

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch to the Moscow Patriarchate, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul.