Patriarch Irinej Departs Belgrade for Canonization of St. Mardarije

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, departed Belgrade this morning and is enroute to the United States where he will preside over the sacred festivities of the canonization of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this weekend, the Diocesan Office announced this morning.

Prior to boarding the direct AirSerbia flight to New York, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej said: 

"We joyously anticipate the upcoming celebration of the canonization of St. Mardarije of Libertyville, the first Serbian Orthodox bishop of America and Canada, and sharing in this great spiritual jubilee of our Church and spiritual children in America."

Patriarch Irinej is accompanied by Protodeacon Dr. Damjan Bozic.

Source: Radio Slovo Ljubve