Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers

Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers
Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers
Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers
Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received President of the Union of Education Workers of Serbia, Ms. Jasna Jankovic, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 7 June 2017

Ms. Jankovic expressed gratitude to the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed the still unresolved employment status of teachers of religious education - catechists in the schools of the Republic of Serbia. Patriarch Irinej thanked the esteemed guest for the visit, care and efforta, wishing her all the best from the Lord.

Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar

Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar
Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar
Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar
Patron feast-day of the St. Jovan Vladimir’s church at Bar

His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije, with the assistance of the clergy and prayerful participation of many of the faithful, officiated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. John Vladimir in Bar on the occasion of the patron feast of St. John Vladimir, 3 June 2017.

The Metropolitan delivered a sermon on the significance of the Birtday event of the Church of Christ – Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the Pentecost. He pointed out that the vertical of human beings and the vertical of human history, the history of the world has been, is and will remain forever and ever in the carrying of the Cross according to the words of the Lord: Who wants to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross on him and let him follow me, said Metropolitan Amfilohije.

Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch

Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch
Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch
Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch
Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Parliament of the Russian Federation at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 June 2017.

Mr. Volodin expressed gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed the Russian-Serbian relations throughout history up to the present day. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guests for the visit, wishing him, his associates and the brotherly Russian people every Divine blessing.

Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar

Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar
Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar
Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar
Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Bishops Atanasije and Grigorije. - Dinner with the Mufti of Mostar and representatives of the Islamic community in Mostar and with a Franciscan monk.

The patron feast-day of the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Zaholm and Herzegovina in Mostar was in fact the celebration of all the faitful from the church community in Mostar and of all the members of the Diocese of Zaholm and Herzegovina, as well as of all the Christians all over the world.

Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church

Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church
Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church
Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church
Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church

On Whit Monday, June 5, 2017, on the occasion of the church patron feast-day - the Desecent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles -  His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Divine Liturgy in the Russian church of the Holy Trinity in Belgrade.

The dean of this church, Protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasjev, head of the Podvorye of the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as  Protopresbyter Valery Mihejev from Munich concelebrated. Next to a great number of Rusian and Serbian faitful from Belgrade and surrounding  towns, the Divine service was followed by a  group of Russian pilgrims from Munich, Germany, who had arrived with their parish priest Fr. Valery to make an one-week pilgrimage to some Serbian monasteries.

The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan

The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan
The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan
The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan
The Liturgy and Requiem of the late Bishop Lukijan

Hierarchs, clergy, monks, nuns and faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, family, friends and many admirers of Bishop Lucian gathered in the Dalj Cathedral of St. Demetrius united in the prayer for the  repose of the soul of the late Bishop, who for the last 26 years wisely  and lovingly headed the God-saved Diocese of Osijek-Polje and Baranja.

The Holy Requiem Liturgy was presided over by Bishop Basil of Srem, with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa - administrator of this vacant Diocese,  as well as by Their Graces  Bishops:Jovan of Sumadia, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, David of Krusevac and Sergije of Middle Europe.