Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino

Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino
Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino
Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino
Making reverence to the relics of Saint Nino

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited yesterday the ancient monastery at Bodbe and one of the greatest shrines of the Orthodox Georgia – the monastery of Saint Nino, where her wonderworking relics are being kept.

Patriarch was solemnly welcomed at the courtyard of the monastery and then he celebrated the moleben. Serbian Patriarch addressed the gathered expressing his sincere joy for the opportunity to visit this magnificent shrine especially because his mother, upon her tonsure into the monastic rank, had received name Nina.

The monastery of Saint Nino was founded in the ninth century and is the seat of the bishops of Bodbe.

Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia

Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia
Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia
Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia
Audience with Prime Minister of Georgia

Within the celebration of the jubilee of the Georgian Patriarch, Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, and Mr. David Usupashvili, President of the Parliament of Georgia, met  with Serbian Patriarch Irinej on January 11, 2013.

Solemn Concert in honour of Georgian Patriarch Ilia

Solemn Concert in honour of Georgian Patriarch Ilia
Solemn Concert in honour of Georgian Patriarch Ilia
Solemn Concert in honour of Georgian Patriarch Ilia
Solemn Concert in honour of Georgian Patriarch Ilia

The solemn cultural program was performed in the presence of a few thousand visitors regarding 35th anniversary of the ministry of  Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II. Eminent Georgian artist showcased in this program the treasure of the national tradition of Georgia and the deeds of His Holiness and Beatitude of All Georgia Ilia.

Audience with President of Georgia

Audience with President of Georgia
Audience with President of Georgia
Audience with President of Georgia
Audience with President of Georgia

Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, organized yesterday the formal reception and the dinner on the occasion of the twofold jubilee of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.

Following the President, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Metropolitan Kiril, the Locum Tenens of the Bulgarian Patriarchal throne, sent greetings personally to Patriarch Ilia during their address. His Holiness and Beatitude Patriarch Ilia expressed his gratitude to all who came to prayerfully participate in the significant jubilee of the Georgian Orthodox Church – 35th anniversary of his Patriarchal ministry. At the presidential palace a solemn cultural program was organized.

Georgian Patriarch Ilia meets delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Georgian Patriarch Ilia meets delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Georgian Patriarch Ilia meets delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Georgian Patriarch Ilia meets delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Georgian Patriarch Ilia meets delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

 

Heads of two Sister Churches meet in Tbilisi

His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia has organized today an audience for all delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches that have arrived and which are going to participate in the ceremonies planned for January 13th

Traditional Christmas children receptions at the White Palace

Traditional Christmas children receptions at the White Palace
Traditional Christmas children receptions at the White Palace
Traditional Christmas children receptions at the White Palace
Traditional Christmas children receptions at the White Palace

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended  the traditional Christmas receptions for children without parental care, which were organized by the Royal family Karadjordjevic at the White Palace in Belgrade on 10 January 2013.

Along with Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine, Hereditary Prince Peter and Prince Philip, Bishop Atanasije distributed presents and small icons for more than 1200 children from all regions of Serbia gathered at the White Palace. These receptions would not be possible without great help from various donors, such as Embassies: of Kuwait, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Korea, Ukraine, Finland, Syria; companies: CCCHBC, Balon Centar, Pekara Trpkovic, Cigre, Ishrana Produkt, Vrabac, Janovic, Dexy Co, Sweetsystem d.o.o., Paracinka Paracin, Al Grosso, Kika Loznica, Direct Group, IDEA d.o.o., Plavi kamen, Mala Moda Marija, Balkan Lift Komerc d.o.o., Eptisa Regional office for SEE, Eliksir Natura, BG Produkt, Handelsagentur; humanitarian organizations: Lifeline Chicago, Lifeline New York.