His Holiness Irenaeus, Serbian Patriarch, introduced His Grace Sergius to the throne of Bishops of Middle Europe during the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Hummelsthur on 7 September 2014.
Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus was concelebrated by Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Germany Augustinos, Metropolitan Porfirius of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishop Irenaeus of Backa, Bishop Athanasius of Bihac-Petrovac and Bishop Marko of Bregalnica. The Liturgy was also attended by many bishops: Bishop Lucian of Budim, Bishop Chrysostomos of Zvornik-Tuzla, Bishop Theodosius of Raska-Prizren, Bishop Gerasimos of Gornji Karlovac, David of Krusevac, Andrew of Austria-Switzerland, Anthony of Moravica and David of Stobi.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus arrived in the Monastery of Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelsthür on September 5th.
On the day Patriarch Irenaeus, the so-far administrator of the Diocese of Middle Europe, held few working meetings with the diocesan dean and hierarchal deans. The Patriarch also visited the monastery complex and supervised in detail the undergoing construction works within the monastery and the Diocesan Centre, which had begun with his blessing in the beginning of the year.
The Western American Diocese celebrated Diocesan Days 2014 which was held at the St. Sava Mission in Jackson, California on August 29-31.
The Guest Speaker was the Most Venerable Archimandrite Methodius, Abbot of the Serbian Imperial Lavra of Hilandar. The theme was The Holy Mountain, Hilandar, and Us. The three-day weekend was a wonderful success and enjoyed by all who attended.
The solemn rite of the enthronement into the throne of bishops of Central Europe will be performed at the Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelsthür on September 7th, 2014. At this Cathedral Church His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will officiate the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of a few Bishops.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Oszkar Nikovitz, Ambassador of Hungary to Serbia today.
Ambassador Nikovitz made a courteous farewell visit since he had finished his mandate in the Republic of Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Francois-Xavier Deniau, Ambassador of France to Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade today.
Since the Ambassador is leaving his post in the Republic of Serbia, he made a farewell visit to the Serbian Patriarch. During the cordial and friendly meeting, His Holiness also congratulated His Excellency for the successful mandate and wished his further success.