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.
By the Grace of God,
Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome
and Ecumenical Patriarch,
To all the Faithful of the Church:
Grace, mercy, and peace from Christ the Savior Risen in Glory
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Beloved brothers and sisters, dear children in the Lord,
Christ is Risen!
Once again, the sacred day of Pascha has dawned in full delight and splendor, dispersing joy, comfort, gladness and assurance of life to all faithful, despite the heavy atmosphere that prevails in our world on account of the multidimensional crisis with all its familiar painful consequences for our daily life.
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia sent telegrams of condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Kyrril of Moscow and all Russia and Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation on the occasion of a severe tragedy in Moscow. Patriarch pointed out in a letter that he sympathize with pain of the families of the killed and the Russian people the sincerely caused by the explosion in the subway, with many human casualties.