Enthronement of the Ethiopian Patriarch


Newly-elected Patriarch of the Ethiopian (Non-Chalcedonian) Orthodox Church Mathias was solemnly enthroned at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on Sunday, 3 March 2013.

Church hierarchs and representatives from around the world had attended the enthronement ceremony: on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew His Eminence Archbishop Gregory of Thyateira and Great Britain along with Professor Andreas Ioannu; on behalf of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodor of Alexandria and All Africa His Eminence Metropolitan Peter of Axum accompanied by father Chrysostom.

Receptions at Serbian Patriarchate -7 March 2013

Receptions at Serbian Patriarchate -7 March 2013
Receptions at Serbian Patriarchate -7 March 2013
Receptions at Serbian Patriarchate -7 March 2013
Receptions at Serbian Patriarchate -7 March 2013

Yesterday, on 7 March 2013 , His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met with Archimandrite Metodije, the Abbot of the Hilandar Monastery, with associates from the Fund of Holy Monastery Hilandar Foundation at  the Serbian Patriarchate.

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 6 March 2013

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 6 March 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 6 March 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 6 March 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 6 March 2013

There were several audiences on 6 March 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today in separate visits Velimir Ilic, Minister of Construction and Urbanism and His Excellency Ján Varso, Ambassador of Slovakia to Belgrade.

Celebration of the Military Medical Academy's Day

The 169th anniversary of the Military Medical Academy was marked on 1 March 2013 with a solemn ceremony at the AF Guard Club. The jubilee’s celebration attended: His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch; Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia; Aleksandar Vucic, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government and Minister of Defense; General Ljubisa Dikovic, chief of the Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces and many guests.

Celebration of Venerable Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Hilandar

Celebration of Venerable Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Hilandar
Celebration of Venerable Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Hilandar
Celebration of Venerable Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Hilandar
Celebration of Venerable Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Hilandar

At Hilandar the feast day of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher was solemnly celebrated at Hilandar coincides with marking the nine centuries of his birth. Along with the feast of The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, Saint Sava and icon of the Three-Handed Theotokos, the feast of Saint Simeon is the part of four slavas (Patron Saint-days) which the Hilandar brotherhood celebrates.