On Great and Holy Saturday, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great in the church of St. Marco in Belgrade with the concelebration of archimandrite Vasilije, seven presbyters and four deacons.
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served today an evening service with the procession of the Holy Shroud, with the concelebration of His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.
The service was attended by Mr. Boris Tadic, the President of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, Adviser to the President of the Republic; Professor Dr Bogoljub Sijakovic, the minister of Faith of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Dragan Churovic, the state secretary in the Ministry of Faith of the RS; as well as the pious people of the Serbian capital.
The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2010
By the grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian
Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the
clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy
and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit,
with the joyous Paschal greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Liturgy of Basil the Great on Great and Holy Thursday in the Cathedral church with a beginning at 9am. Lots of children partook of the Holy Bread at the Holy Liturgy.
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia sent to His Eminence Cardinal Walter Casper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; His Excellency Archbishop Orlando Antonini, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See in Serbia; and His Grace Mr. Norbert Trelle, Bishop of Hildesheim, a telegram of condolence regarding the death in Lord of Bishop Josef Homeyer of blessed repose, bearer of the St Sava order and sincere friend of the Serbian people.