Srpska marked its Day of Republic and the Patron Saint-day

Srpska marked its Day of Republic and the Patron Saint-day
Srpska marked its Day of Republic and the Patron Saint-day
Srpska marked its Day of Republic and the Patron Saint-day
Srpska marked its Day of Republic and the Patron Saint-day

On the occasion of the Day and the Patron Saint-day of Republic of Srpska – Saint Archdeacon Stephen, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the clergy at the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banjaluka.

Marking of the Patron Saint-day (slava) – Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen and the Day of Republic of Srpska - began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgyofficiated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, at the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banjaluka. The Divine Liturgy and the slava rite was attended by President of Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik, high government officials of Republic of Srpska and Republic of Serbia and a great number of the faithful.

Nativity of Christ in New York

Nativity of Christ in New York
Nativity of Christ in New York
Nativity of Christ in New York
Nativity of Christ in New York

On 6 January 2016, the Feast of Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated at Saint Sava Cathedral church in New York City.

His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of local priests, and in the presence of lots of faithful people of this city. After the service the badnjak (Yule log) was burned in front of the church.

PEACE FROM GOD! CHRIST IS BORN!

On 7 January 2015, the joyous feast day of the Nativity of the Lord - Christmas, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade.

The solemn feast day's service, besides a lot of faithful people, was also attended by President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine, First Vice President of the Government and Foreign Minister Mr. Ivica Dacic, Minister of Justice Mr. Nikola Selakovic, representatives of the state and city authorities, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Mr. Stanislav Hocevar and representatives of traditional Churches and religious communities, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as people from cultural and public life of the Serbian capital.

Christmas Midnight Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral

Christmas Midnight Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral
Christmas Midnight Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral
Christmas Midnight Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral
Christmas Midnight Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral

The celebration of Christmas, the feast day of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, the most joyful event in the Christian world began at midnight with the first Christmas Liturgy, served by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica and in a prayerful presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. 

Vicar of the Patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac, with the presence of a lot of faithful people of the capital. 

Light of Yule log – light of the Cave of Bethlehem

Light of Yule log – light of the Cave of Bethlehem
Light of Yule log – light of the Cave of Bethlehem
Light of Yule log – light of the Cave of Bethlehem
Light of Yule log – light of the Cave of Bethlehem

Christmas Eve was solemnly celebrated at the plateau in front of Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar where, after the feast day's Vesper service which was served by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, the badnjak (Yule log) was burned in the presence of a lot of faithful people of the Serbian capital.  

Christmas Eve: Welcoming the Nativity of Christ

Christmas Eve: Welcoming the Nativity of Christ
Christmas Eve: Welcoming the Nativity of Christ
Christmas Eve: Welcoming the Nativity of Christ
Christmas Eve: Welcoming the Nativity of Christ

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade on Christmas Eve, 6 January 2016. 

Patriarch Irinej served this morning, according to the ancient tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church, the Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great with the concelebration of the clergy of the Cathedral church.