Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar received by Serbian Patriarch

Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar received by Serbian Patriarch
Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar received by Serbian Patriarch
Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar received by Serbian Patriarch
Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar received by Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received  Rt. Revd. Robert Innes, Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 19 April 2017.

The high dignitary was accompanied by Rev. Robin Fox, Anglican chaplain in Belgarde. Bishop Robert Ines congratulated the Feast of feasts of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and expressed deep gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the warm and friendly reception during which they discussed various aspects of ecclesial life both in Europe and specifically in Serbia. On his side, the Serbian Patriarch thanked the Rt. Revd. Bishop for the visit and said his best wishes for the high gueast on the occasion of the greatest Christian feast-day.

The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch
The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch
The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch
The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister and President electus of the Republic of Serbia on 17 April 2017 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Nikola Selakovic.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic congratulated the most joyous Christian Feast of feasts, the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church and expressed his gratitude for the warm and friendly reception during which they discussed various aspects of the life of people in Serbia and some topics of general interest.

Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s

Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s
Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s
Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s
Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s

His Holiness, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and  Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the  Easter Liturgy in the crypt of the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade on 16 April 2017.

The triumphant Easter Liturgy was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Crown Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katarina Karadjordjevic, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivica Dacic, the apostolic nuncio Luciano Suriano, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, a great benefactor of the Serbian Church Ms. Rebecca MacDonald, representatives of the diplomatic corps and traditional Churches and religious communities, as well as by many pious people of the Serbian capital.

Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade

Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade
Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade
Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade
Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade

With the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenej, a traditional Paschal concert with participation of many Orthodox choirs was held in Saint Sava’s Church in Belgrade on the Easter evening, 16 April 2017. The concert was performed under St. Paul’s words: ‘O death, where is thy sting? Where is thy victory? (1 Cor. 15: 55).

The concert was opened by a homily delivered by Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch and principal of St. Sava’s  Church. A great number of choirs participated  sharing the joy of the Resurrection of Christ with a large audience. Traditional church hymns, spiritual compositions of Serbian and Russian authors dedicated to the Feast-day of Resurrection, as well as other spiritual and patriotic hymns were on the program.

Metropolitan Porfirije congratulated Easter to Zagreb Archbishop Bozanic

His Eminence Dr. Porfirije, Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, sent an Easter message to the Archbishop of Zagreb, His Eminence Cardinal Josip Bozanic and all the faithful of the Catholic Church:

- Your Eminence Cardinal, wishing most  sincerely and  brotherly that You may spend the forth-coming feast-days in peace, joy and love, I  congratulate to You, Your clergy, all your colleagues and to all  the faithful of the Catholic Church a Happy and God blessed greatest Christian Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and greet You with the most joyous greeting:

Christ is Risen - Indeed He is Risen!