Easter Tuesday in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints

Easter Tuesday in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints
Easter Tuesday in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints
Easter Tuesday in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints
Easter Tuesday in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the solemn Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints in Karaburma, on Easter Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal LIturgy at the Cathedral church of Saint Sava on the feast day of the Resurrection of the Lord, 28 April 2019. 

In a prayerful attendance of His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch and the head of the Saint Sava Cathedral, His Holiness was concelebrated by many priests.

Serbian Patriarch serves in St. Mark's church on Holy Saturday

Serbian Patriarch serves in St. Mark's church on Holy Saturday
Serbian Patriarch serves in St. Mark's church on Holy Saturday
Serbian Patriarch serves in St. Mark's church on Holy Saturday
Serbian Patriarch serves in St. Mark's church on Holy Saturday

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the solemn Liturgy in the churhc of Holy Apostle and evangelist Mark in Belgrade on Great and Holy Saturday, 27 April 2019.   

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection. The Matins of Holy Saturday is conducted on Friday evening, and while many elements of the service represent mourning at the death and burial of Christ, the service itself is one of watchful expectation.

Commemoration of Holy Saturday

On Great and Holy Saturday the Church contemplates the mystery of the Lord's descent into Hades, the place of the dead. Death, our ultimate enemy, is defeated from within. "He (Christ) gave Himself as a ransom to death in which we were held captive, sold under sin. Descending into Hades through the Cross ... He loosed the bonds of death" (Liturgy of St. Basil).

Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar

Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar
Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar
Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar
Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar

HIs Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch and head of the Saint Sava Cathedral served on Great Friday, Vesper service and Epitaphion service in the church of Saint Sava on Vracar.    

Synaxarion: Great and Holy Saturday

Of all the days the Holy and Great Forty Day Fast is the most distinguished, but more than the Holy Forty Day Fast the Holy and Great Passion Week is exalted, and more than the days of Holy Week Great and Holy Saturday is the most exalted. This week is called great not because these days or hours are more exalted but because the great, portentous and extraordinary deeds of our Savior were accomplished during this week, but especially on this day.

Pascha Encyclical of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2019

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By the Grace of God

Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting: