Telegram of condolences of Patriarch of Serbia to Metropolitan of Warsaw

His Beatitude Metropolitan Sava of Warsaw and All Poland,
Warsaw, Poland

Your Beatitude,

On the occasion of the severe tragedy which happened on  April 10, 2010 , in the morning hours, when during the landing of the aircraft in Smolensk (Russia), in which were killed the President of the Republic of Poland Mr. Lech Kaczynski with his wife Mary and  96 persons, the members of the delegation of the highest state authorities of the Republic of Poland, among those was His Eminence Archbishop Dr. Miron of the Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Army, Brigadier General and Bishop of Hajnówka, with three clerics of the Polish Orthodox Church, we ask You, along with all the bishops, priests, monks and believers, to accept our sincere condolences.

We pray to God for the repose of their souls, and for all of you to give comfort in pain.

Your Beatitude beloved brother in Christ,,

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

Belgrade, April 12, 2010

His Beatitude the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Kyr Theodoros II in official visit to the only Serbian Orthodox parish

Members of the Serbian community and the faithful of the only Serbian Orthodox parish in Africa, were blessed with great blessing and spiritual support just before the holy days of Week of Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ and the feast of feasts, the Resurrection of Christ. On Friday, March 26th, on the eve of St. Lazarus's Saturday, the Serbian Orthodox parish of St Thomas the Apostle in Johannesburg was visited by His Beatitude Theodoros II , the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. His Beatitude was accompanied by His Eminence Seraphim, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Pantelejmon, personal secretary at the Office of His Beatitude in Alexandria, and our dear priest from Johannesburg, the Reverend Father Athinodoros Papaevripaides.

The welcoming ceremony was attended, among many gathered members of our church community in Johannesburg and members of our parish, by President and Vice President of the Church Committee, Mr. Igor Marinkovic and Mr. Predrag Sarovic, and members of the Church Committee, Mr. Zivojin Jovanovic, Mr. Ivo Zecevic and Mrs. Mirjana Mihaljevic. His Excellency the Ambassador of Serbia in South Africa, Mr. Goran Vujicic also attended this ceremony, as well as Father Daniel, the Rector of the Russian Orthodox parish of St. Sergius of Radonez in Johannesburg, Hieromonk Seraphim (Van Niekerk), Deacon Stephen (Hayes) and student of the Orthodox Seminary of Patriarch Petros VII in Johannesburg, the brother Chrysostom, who comes from the African Orthodox family and whose immediate family members serve God as priests and monastic clergy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Official receptions at the Serbian Patriarchate (April 9, 2010)

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received today, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, Jovan Krkobabic, vice president of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and president of the Party of the United Pensioners of Serbia. The reception was attended by a lawyer Toma Fila.

Patriarch Irinej served on Annunciation in Zemun

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served on April 7, 2010 on Annunciation, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Zemun. Holy Patriarch was concelebrated by the head of the church protopresbyter-staurophor Bozo Bakalic, secretary of the DHB of the Archbishopric; protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Vladimir Vukasinovic; protopresbyter-staurophor Vladimir Levichanin; presbyter M.Sc. Aleksandar Djakovac; presbyter Slobodan Drakulic; protodeacons Stevan Rapajic and Zoran Nikolic, deacons Dragan S. Tanasijevic and Nikola Soldatovic.


Service of Easter Tuesday in Vavedenje Monastery

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Patriarch of Serbia, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on Easter Tuesday, in the Vavedenje Monastery, on Senjak, on behalf and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.

Easter concert of Children's choirs

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on April 5, 2010 at the Belgrade Cathedral Church the Easter concert of Children's choirs was held in an organization of the First Belgrade Singing Society. The concert was blessed and attended by His Holiness Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the Vicar of Patriarch of Serbia.

At the concert the Children choir of the Belgrade Singing Society (the conducter Emilija Milin) and the Children choir of the church singing society Branko from Nish (the conducter Jovana Mikic). In the program there were works of Serbian, Russian and Greek authors of the orthodox choral music.