His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate H.E. Mrs. Hana Hubáčková, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, with associates.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch served today, on the feast day of Saint Great Martyr Marina, the Divine Liturgy in the chapel of St. Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher in the Serbian Patriarchate. Patriarch was concelebrated by protoprosbyter-staurophor Bozidar Bakajlic, presbyter Miroslav Colakovic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Dragan S. Tanasijevic.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno received today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade representatives of the Orthodox grammar school near the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius near Moscow. This school besides the standard education has a wide range of humanitarian activities, so the members of the delegation asked His Grace Bishop Atanasije, as the vicar of His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch, for His blessing and spiritual and prayerful support so they could even more succesfully continue their mission.
In a presence of several thousand faithful, today on December 24, 2009 at the St. Sava memorial cathedral on Vrachar the Divine liturgy for the dead was served and forty-day commemoration for Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose.