His Grace Bishop Dr. Jovan of Nis participated in the 19th International Conference on the theme Traditional Values and Democratic Freedoms in Modern World, in Varna beginning on 18 February 2013. After the introductory address, in which he conveyed warm greetings from both Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Jovan delivered a lecture on the theme: Saint John Chrysostom: Liturgical Ethos and Modernity.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received today, on 20 February 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, a delegation of the Association of the war volunteers 1912-1918. Serbian Patriarch received on 17 February 2013 in separate audiences Her Excellency Mette Kjuel Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark in Belgrade, and academician Dragoljub Zivojinovic. On 14 February 2013 at Serbian Patriarchate Patriarch Irinej had an audience for Mr. Sinisa Pavic, Serbian consul in Thessaloniki.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops and the Committee of the Holy Assembly of Bishops for Kosovo and Metohia visited the Southern Serbian province from 6-8 February. Along with Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, Vicar to His Holiness, in Kosovo and Metohija were also Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, David of Krusevac and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina.
A regular session of the Assembly of the Society for the Construction of Saint Sava Cathedral on Vracar
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the president of the Society for the Construction of Saint Sava Cathedral; Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia and the president of the Head Board of the Society; Mr. Miodrag Babovic, president of the Assembly of the Society and Prof. Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic, chief architect of the Cathedral presided over the session. The distinguished guests were welcomed by the dean of the Saint Sava Cathedral protopresbyter-stavrophor Radivoj Panic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, today, on 18 February 2013, handed over high distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the deserved individuals for their contribution in the fields of economy, science, art, culture and for the improvement of the human rights and freedom.
For the expressed unselfish love towards the Hoy Mother Church, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded Mr. Radomir Bojanic, director of Srbijamarka – PTT Saobracaj Srbija; Mr. Rados Bajic, film director; and maestro, Mr. Bora Dugic with the Order of Saint Sava of the second degree. Mrs. Nada Milojevic, clerk of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Serbia was awarded with the Order of Saint Sava of the Third Degree. Professor Ivan Hiti from Varazdin was awarded with the Order of Saint Emperor Constantine. Mr. Bozidar Djurovic, actor Bozidar Djurovic and academic sculptor Ljubisa Mancic were awarded with the Order of Despot Stephen Lazarevic.