Enthronement of newly elected Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on Saturday at Cathedral church

The act of enthronement of the newly elected Holy Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, will be conducted at the end of the conciliar Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade tomorrow, on Saturday, January 23, 2010The Holy Liturgy is commencing at 9:00 am.

Bishop of Nis Irinej elected for a new Patriarch of Serbia

Today at the Election Assembly of bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church the new Patriarch of Serbia was elected.

In the early morning hours His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral , locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne, served the Holy Hierarchal liturgy at the Cathedral church. His Eminence served with the concelebration of Bishops: Lukijan of Osijek Polje and Baranja, Jovan of Shumadia, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand,  Vicar Bishop of Teodosije of Lipljan and Antonije of Moravica.

Biography of newly elected Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near Cacak in 1930 by his father Zdravko and mother Milijana. When he was baptized he was named Miroslav. He finished the elementary school in his village, and then in Cacak he completed the high school. After the end of the high school he enrolled and completed a seminary in Prizren, and then he finished the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. Upon graduation, he went into the army. Following his return from the army he was soon appointed a professor of the Prizren seminary. Before taking the office of the professor in October  1959, at the Rakovica monastery he was tonsured by His Holiness Patriarch German, gaining the monastic name of Irinej.

Memorial service for Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose

Today's holiday of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Venerable George Chosebite and St. Gregory of Ohrid was formally celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was served His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral , Locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne, at the Patriarchate chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher.

Celebration of Synaxis of St. John the Baptist in Novi Sad

On the feast day of the Synaxis of the St. John, the Prophet, the Forerunner and the Baptist at the Church of St. Greatmartyr George in Novi Sad, His Grace Irinej of Bachka served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje and Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje and Porfirije of Jegar.

Epiphany at Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery near Berane

On the feast of Epiphany, January 19, 2010  His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with priests at the Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery near Berane. During the service a great number of the faithful received the Sacrament, and afterwards there was the sanctifying of Epiphany water.