His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Archimandrite Gervasios Pantopoulos and his associates from the Diakonia for aid to the poor and the imprisoned on 25 November 2016.
This great friend of the Serbian people, who had been some time earlier awarded with the order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree, visited for the first time the imprisoned in Serbia and brought a donation and gifts for the poorest prisoners in the District Prison in Belgrade.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences regarding the demise of Bishop Jeronim
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent a condolence letter to Bishop Irinej of Backa over the demise of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, a vicar of the Backa diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The letter reads as follows:
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Zoran Djordjevic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.
The Diocese of the Backa informs the faithful and public in general that the Divine Liturgy with panichida will be celebrated in the Monastery of Holy Archangels at Kovilj on the Tuesday of the 29th November 2016, beginning at 9 o’clock, and the Funeral rite is to be served at 12 o’clock.
On Thursday, 24 November 2016, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio.
With faith and hope in Resurrection, the Diocese of Backa informs the public that on 24 November 2016, a little after 10 p.m. Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, Vicar of the Bishop of Backa reposed in the Lord.
About time of the service of the funeral and requiem service the public will be notified later.
The Biography of Bishop Jeronim (Mocevic) of Jegar of blessed repose
He was born in Sarajevo on 26 September 1969; it was here that he finished elementary and secondary schools.
He was tonsured in the monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj on 21st November 1990, ordained deacon on 27 January 1991, promoted as archdeacon on 26 July 1999. Archdeacon Jerome graduated at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade in 2002, and the next year he was ordained as hieromonk.