The Diocese of Srem is for the second time in the month the host to His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and on this occasion the clergy, monks and the faithful gathered from all areas, in order to welcome Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Lavrentije of Sabac, Irinej of Backa, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Lukijan of Osek-Polje, Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, Nikanor of Banat, Lukijan of Budim, David of Krusevac and Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac.
The feast day of the Saint Luke the Apostle and the Evangelist and Saint Peter of Cetinje was celebrated in the Cetinje Monastery with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral officiated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina
Lots of priests concelebrated to Bishops, while the faithful from all areas of Montenegro, Serbia and Republic of Srpska prayerfully participated in the Liturgy. The liturgical gathering was held on the occasion of two jubilees: 150th anniversary of the Cetinje Seminary and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bishop Peter II Petrovic Njegos.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Vanja Udovicic, Minister of Youth and Sports at the Serbian Patriarchate today.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac met with President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik at the Palace of the President of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka yesterday
The meeting was attended by Mr. Miladin Dragicevic, advisor to the President, and Mr. Zorn Jurisc, chief of the cabinet of Bishop Atanasije. Bishop Atanasije and President Dodik discussed the actual themes concerning all citizens of the Republic of Srpska, and especially the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. President Dodik called for a closer cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state institutions of the Republic of Srpska.
The feast day of Venerable mother Parascheva was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church at Cukarica dedicated to this great saint
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the local priests. The choir of this church Saint Joachim and Anna sang responses.