Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 15-16 April 2013

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 15-16 April 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 15-16 April 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 15-16 April 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 15-16 April 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Grace Bishop Dr. Franja of Banja Luka accompanied by Vicar general of Belgrade Archbishop f. Leopold Rochmes on 15 April 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met with Mr. Zoran Marinkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbian in Australia, on 16 April 2013.

Serbian Patriarch visits Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Nis

Serbian Patriarch visits Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Nis
Serbian Patriarch visits Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Nis
Serbian Patriarch visits Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Nis
Serbian Patriarch visits Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Nis

On Saturday, 13 April 2013, the Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Nis hosted the meeting regarding the Sima Igumanov Endownment. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, chaired this meeting. His Holiness was welcomed at the Seminary by the host, His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis, along with the dean of the Seminary protopresbyter-stavrophor Milutin Timotijevic, as well as professors and pupils of this high school institution of our Church. His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren also attended the meeting.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the opening of the Historical Museum of Serbia

Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the  opening of the Historical Museum of Serbia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the  opening of the Historical Museum of Serbia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the  opening of the Historical Museum of Serbia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the  opening of the Historical Museum of Serbia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended on 12 April 2013  the solemn opening of the restored Museum of History of Serbia, in which the exhibition “The Karadjordjevics and the Obrenovics in the collections of Historical Museum of Serbia”  was set up. The restored space of the Historical Museum of Serbia was opened by President of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, who presented to this significant national institution the Order of Sretenje of the Third Degree for special merits in the field of cultural activities, and on the occasion of 50 years of existence and the successful work.

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 9 April 2013

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 9 April 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 9 April 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 9 April 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 9 April 2013

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received on 9 April 2013 in separate audiences, Very Rev. Hans-Frieder Rabus, newly-appointed pastor of the German Evangelic Church in Belgrade  – Seniorate of the Slovakian Evangelic Church, as well as Mr. Henrи Bohnet, director of the Konrad Adenaur Stiftung in Belgrade for Serbia and Montenegro. He was accompanied by Mrs. Jelena Jablanov Maksimovic, coordinator for interreligious and inter-ethnical dialogue at this Foundation. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana,Vicar of the Patriarch, attended both audiences.

Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa: Church does not intend to engage in politics

The spokesman of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Irinej of Backa, stated on 8 April, following the end of the meeting of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the state leadership of Serbia, that the Church does not intend to deliver decisions instead of the elected representatives of the people or engage in politics, but that it has an inalienable right to voice its stance on the most important national issues.