Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served in the Cathedral Church

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.

Telegram of condolence of Patriarch of Serbia regarding death of Bishop Josef Homeyer

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.

Patriarch Bartholomew: Proclamation for Pascha 2010

B A R T H O L O M E W
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.

Telegram of condolences of Patriarch of Serbia regarding the tragedy in Moscow

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.

The day of Holy Saturday with the ceremony of the Holy Fire

The day of Holy Saturday with the ceremony of the Holy Fire is in the cycle of feasts of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem as one of the holiest, most emotionally moving and consequently, most participated in by numerous pilgrims. On this day from the early hours of dawn the pilgrims from every direction, eagerly arrive in crowds in front of the gates of the Church of Resurrection, which are closed until 10:30 am (summer time) according to the Status Quo.