His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, ushered into the Throne of the Patriarchs of Pech

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Stavropigial Laura of the Serbian Patriarchs - the Patriarchate of Pech. His Holiness, together with the bishops of our Holy Church representing all of the continents, concelebrated with the representatives of all the Autocephalous and Autonomous Orthodox Churches. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was attended by the President of the Republic of Serbia Boris Tadic, Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic and representatives of the Diplomatic Corps.

Enthronement Homily of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, Kyr Irinej - The Patriarchate of Pech, 3 October 2010

By the Providence of God and as graciously deigned by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, I have been elected and today presented in the Sacred Throne of the Serbian Patriarchs. Having been led into the Throne which was established by the first autocephalous Serbian Archbishop and Enlightener Saint Sava, I am fully cognisant of my weaknesses and unworthiness for such an exalted calling.

Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops regarding the formal act of the enthronement of Serbian Patriarch Irinej

In preparation for the formal act of enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on October 3, 2010 in the Stavropegial Laura of the Serbian patriarchs - the Patriarchate of Pec, the Holy Synod of Bishops reminds firstly all Orthodox believers, but also the whole public that the enthronement is only a religious and a spiritual activity of the historical significance for our Church and the entire Serbian people, as well as any politicization of the event is undesirable and absolutely unacceptable.