Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the restored refectory of the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord at Milton, Canada
On the Sunday of the 12the of February 2017, on the feast-day of Holy Three Hierarchs, the patron day of the side-chapel of the Bishop’s residence in the Milton Monastery, Ontario, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Longin of New Gracanica, Irinej of Eastern America and Mitrophan of Canada, and of many priests of the Diocese of Canada in the church of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
His Holines Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, paying an archpastoral visitation to the Diocese of Canada
Upon the invitation of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej is going to visit the clergy and faithful people of the Diocese of Canada from 9 until 16 February 2017. On the feast-day of Holy Three Hierarchs, on the 12th of March, it is expected that His Holiness will officiate the Liturgy at the Transfiguration monastery at Milton. The Patriarch is accompanied by protodeacon Damjan Bozic.
The meeting was attended by hierarchal dean proropresbyter -staurophor Nikola Skrbic, archimandrite Justin Jeremic and protodeaon Damjan Bozic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 8 February 2017.
On Monday, January 30, 2017—the Feast of the Three Hierarchs—His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and His Grace, Bishop Irinej of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary’s Three Hierarchs Chapel.
Metropolitan Tikhon, who serves as Chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees, warmly welcomed Bishop Irinej to his “alma mater” for the first time since his appointment to the Eastern Diocese. For several years, he had served in Australia.
This was the first St. Sava celebration since the cathedral was severely damaged by fire. The most beautiful aspect of the slava celebration was the general atmosphere of delight which, thanks to the children of the Serbian School and the folklore group “Opancici,” prevailed in the hall of St. Eleutherios Greek Orthodox Church, which was so full that there were not enough seats for everyone.