Patriarch of Serbia Irinej at the State Department

Senator Samuel Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, with his associates, received His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, at the State Department on 3 March 2020. The meeting of the two delegations began at 3pm local time.

Since Mr. Brownback was received last year by His Holiness Patriarch at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, the meeting began with the memory of the talks that took place at the time. His Holiness, the Patriarch, outlined the views of the Serbian Orthodox Church on various topics related to the Serbian people and the Serbian Orthodox Church. He asked for a little more attention to be given to the Serbian matter. The interlocutors agreed that communication is the most important, but also that it depends on leaders from the top.

At 4 pm local time at the State Department in Washington, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej had discussions with Mr. Philip Ricker, Acting Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, as well as with his Deputy Matthew Palmer.

The meeting was held with the attendance and the participation of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia, member of the Holy Synod of Bishops; His Grace Bishop Irinej of  East America; protonamesnik Vasilije Vranic,PhD;  dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke in Washington; as well as proto-deacon Damjan Bozic, PhD.

Serbian Patriarch meets with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch talked with representatives of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on 3 March 2020.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was welcomed by Mrs.  Gayle Manchin, Chair of the Commission on International Religious Freedom, with her associates, Mrs. Elizabeth Cassidy, Mrs. Keely Bakken and Mrs. Kirsten Lavery. Mrs. Nadine Maenza, Vice Chair, also participated in the telephone conversation.

Patriarch Irinej visits the Atlantic Council in Washington

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited the Atlantic Council in Washington on 3 March 2020.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriaerch was welcomed by Ambassador of the Atlantic Council Mr. Daniel Fried with associates, Mr. John Herbst and Mr. Damir Marusic. Patriarch Irinej was welcomed my Mr. Fried with welcoming words expressing his joy over the visit, which fosters co-operation with Serbia. His Holiness, the Patriarch, outlined the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on various topics related to the Serbian people and the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Serbian Patriarch arrived to Washington

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, arrived to Washington, the capital of the United States of America on 2 March 2020.

His Holiness Patriarch, whose delegation consists of Bishop Irinej of East America, Bishop Jovan of Sumadia and protodeacon Damjan Bozic, was welcomed by priest Vasilije Vranic and Mr. Milan Visnjic, president of the Church Committee in Washington.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrates in Miami

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in St Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher church in Miami on 1 March 2020. phоto gallery(1) and phоto gallery(2)

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrates the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in St Simeon Serbian church in North Miami on Sunday, 1 March 2020.  The Patriarch was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops Jovan of Sumadija and Irinej of East America, dean of the church protopresbyter-staurophor Milan Krstic and protodeacons Damjan Bozic and Milos Zdralic.