His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia celebrated in joy one of the greatest feast days, Resurrection of Our Lord, at the Military Medical Academy along with His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno and guests.
After having blessed all the present, and especially children, His Holiness wished them to celebrate a holiday of Resurrection of Christ in health and spiritual pleasure. By sending prayers to the Lord for entire progress of the Serbian people. Patriarch Pavle of Serbia greeted them with joyous Christian salute: Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!
President of Serbia Boris Tadic has sent today the Easter message of peace from a monastery of Visoki Dechani. - Without peace we cannot secure decent life, without trust in peace we cannot live normally, sent a message president Tadic. President visited Dechani, in spite of an opposition of the so-called "Kosovo government". President Tadic extended his congratulations to the head of the SOC His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, church dignitaries, priesthood and all citizens the forthcoming holiday of the Ressurection of Our Lord.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served the Holy Hierarchal liturgy at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Savo B. Jovic, protopresbyter-staurophor Branko Topalovic, protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Lukic, protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Vladimir Vukasinovic, protopresbyter Dr Luka Novakovic, presbyter Nebojsa Topolic and protodeacons Stevan Rapajic and Vlado Mikic and hierodeacon Jovan (Panic).
His Eminence Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Serbian Patriarch, in the chapel of St. Simeon The Myrrh-Gusher at the Patriarchate court served an evening service during which was placing Epitaphios and it was layed along with the Holy Gospel on salutation of many faithful people.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia and His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Serbian Patriarch, served an evening service at the church of St Marko in Belgrade with the concelebration of the priesthood of this temple. During the service there was a placing of Epitaphios (winding-sheet) which was laid on the Christ's tomb in front of the iconostas.
The church was full of believers who came to worship the sacrifice of Our Lord and to kiss holy wound of the Saviour on the winding-sheet.