On the occasion of the great feast of St. Sava, the enlightener of Serbia, Patriarch Kirill and Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev) sent greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.
Your All-Holiness, highly esteemed and beloved President of this Sacred Gathering,Your Holinesses and Your Beatitudes, beloved Primates of local Orthodox Churches,Your Eminences and Your Graces brothers Hierarchs, gathered at this elevated Sacred Gathering,Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers (dear Brothers and Sisters).
We express our gratitude to God Who has made us worthy of abundant grace to be the participants of this Pan-Orthodox gathering here at the Ecumenical Patriarchate at Chambesy, that has as its aim a God-pleasing deed to define and unanimously prepare the Holy and Great Council of the Eastern Orthodox Church that has been prepared and expected for quite a long period of time.
The Munich “Serbian Psalter” and the issue of its facsimile reproduction under the auspices of the Diocese of Frankfurt and All Germany
His Grace Serbian Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, within his canonical visit to Munich on the feast of Saint John the Baptist and the Theophany, 18/19 January 2016, visited the Bavarian State Library in Munich.
His Holiness Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Geneva on 22 January 2016, where he will participate in the Synaxis of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Geneva suburb of Chambesy from 22-28 January 2016.
His Holiness is accompanied, as members of delegation of the Serbian Church, by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa. The delegation is followed by presbyter Vladimir Vranic, Chief Secretary of the Office of His Holiness the Patriarch.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received in separate meetings Mr. Majid Fahim Pour, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Mr. Michael Kirby, the ambassador of the United States of America, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 21 January 2016.
The Iranian ambassador was accompanied by the first adviser Mr. Nasser Ehsani Farid and interpreter Mr. Mohammad-Reza Mottaghi. The U.S. ambassador was accompanied by political secretary Mr. Kevin Furey and Mrs. Milenka Ciric, interpreter.
On the occasion of the centenary of the Battle of Mojkovac (1916-2015), which had been previously marked by two magnificent spiritual academies in Mojkovac and Belgrade, the memorial rite (panichida) was served on the grave of the famous General Janko Vukotic at the New cemetery in Belgrade on 18 January.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served the memorial rite.