Patriarch Irinej serves in the church of St. Basil on Banjica

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Sunday, December 12, 2010 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Basil of Ostrog on Banjica. His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Divine Liturgy in the monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple (Vavedenje) on Senjak. 

Eight centuries old bell

The bell of eight tons, dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the monastery of Mileseva, will be casted by May next year in the Russian foundry in Yaroslavl. This was agreed on Friday during a visit of the Russian ambassador Alexander Konuzin in Serbia and the owner of the bell factory  Nikolai Shuvalov and conversation with Bishop Filaret of Milesevo in the Foundation of the Nemanjics.

The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos in Hilandar

On December 4/21, on a feast day of The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple , His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, with a blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, went with brothers to the great Laura of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the monastery of Hilandar, in order to celebrate together with the abbot and the brotherhood of the monastery, the feast day of this Holy Family, and and in some miraculous way also the whole Mount Athos./photo gallery/

Serbian Patriarch meets with ambassador of France

His Holiness received yesterday in Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Francois-Xavier Deniau, the ambassador of the Republic of France. 

Celebration of Hanukkah in Jewish Community Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited last night the Belgrade synagogue Sukat Shalom and on that occasion he lit one of eight candles in a traditional ceremony regarding Hanukkah - the Jewish holiday of freedom and lights. Besides His Holiness, candles were also lit by President of Republic of Serbia Mr. Boris Tadic, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Mufti of Serbia Haji Efendi Jusufspahic, His Excellency Apostolic Nuncio Mr. Orlando Antonini, Minister of Faith Dr. Bogoljub Sijakovic, President of Jewish youth of Serbia Mr. Danijel Bogunovic and Honorary President of the Association of the Jewish Communities of Serbia Mr. Aca Singer.  

Patriarch Irinej meets with Dr Valentin Inzko

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej receives today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Dr Valentin Inzko, High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU Special Representative to BiH.