His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, presented the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree to the Archive of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 20 February 2014.
On behalf of the Archive of Serbia, its Director, Dr. Miroslav Perisic, received this highest award of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The decision about presenting the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree for the professional engagement of the Archive of Serbia in preservation, arrangement and processing the archival material of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the country and abroad, was brought by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at the proposal of Patriarch Irinej.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Sinisa Mali, President of the Interim Council of the City of Belgrade, and Mr. Goran Vesic, Secretary of the Interim Council of the City of Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate on 19 February 2014.
The audience was attended by Dr. Mileta Radojevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Traditional Communities, and protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Patriarchal Administration Office, with associates.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Mileta Ilic, President of the City Assembly of Nis, as well as Mr. Milan Jovanovic and Mr. Vladimir Djordjevic, councilors of the President of the City Assembly of Nis at the Serbian Patriarchate on February 18th, 2014.
On the same day, Patriarch Irinej received also Mr. Veljko Kovacevic, the Serbian ambassador in Belarus.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade on the feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ into the Temple.
Lots of priests and deacons concelebrated, while the choir of this church sang responses. Following the Liturgy the Patriarch visited the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases at the Dedinje district, where he blessed the slava cake with its Director, Professor Dr. Bosko Djukanovic. The President of Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik and many other guests were present.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended the solemn reception yesterday, which was given by President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic on the occasion of the Statehood Day.