On Sunday, 24 November 2013, on the feast-day of Saint King Stefan of Decani, relics of Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, which are kept at the monastery of Sopocani, were brought in the church of Holy Ascension of God at Cacak
By God’s grace and with the blessing of Bishop of Sumadia and administrator of the Diocese of Zica Jovan, and Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and thanks to efforts of the clergy of the Ascension church, the relics csme at 3 p.m. at the City square accompanied by monks from the Sopocani monastery. They gave the tabernacle with the relics to Archimandrite Timotej from the Ascension monastery, and then the procession went through the streets of the city towards the church. In front of the church the relics were solemnly welcomed by clergymen and monks in the presence of many believers.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Mr. Michael D. Kirby, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia and Mr. Jonathan Moore, US State Department Director of the Office of South-Central European Affairs. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana also attended this meeting.
The Central Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America meets in Chicago. At the liturgical gathering at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ the monastic name day of Metropolitan Amfilohije was also remembered.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral as well as administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American, on his monastic name-day, the feast day of Saint Amphilochius of Iconium, officiated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Chicago.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarchate received on 9 December 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Valery Alekseyev, president of the International Fund for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples, with associates.
International Scientific Conference – “The Cyrillo-Methodian Tradition, the Language and the Mission of the Church in the XXI Century”10. December 2013 - 10:42
At the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University in Belgrade, on 6 December 2013 there was held an International Scientific Conference “The Cyrillo-Methodian Tradition, the Language and the Mission of the Church in the XXI Century”.
Before the beginning of the great scientific conference, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the chapel of Saint John the Theologian. The dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology protopresbyter-stavrophor Professor Dr. Predrag Puzovic opened the conference and Bishop Irinej and protopresbyter-stavrophor Professor Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic delivered addresses. Director of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic also attended the opening ceremony.