Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrated Patron Saint's Day
In the Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on Lazar's Saturday, March 27, 2010 Patriarch of Serbia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Bishop Longin of Nova Grachanica-Midwestern America, nine protopresbyters-staurophors, two presbyters, three protodeacons and two deacons. Pontifical holiday was enhanced with prayerful chanting of the First Belgrade Singing Society. In an inspired sermon, Bishop Lavrentije of Shabac reminded the all present of this unique holiday. On the Holy Liturgy a great deal of the faithfull partook of the Holy Bread, among whom the majority were children.
At the Serbian Patriarchate, after the Holy Liturgy in the presence of the host Patriarch, serving Bishops and Bishops who had come: Bishop Irinej of Bachka and Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, as well as Minister of Faith Dr Bogoljub Shijakovic and Minister of Police Ivica Dacic, Bishop Lavrentije of Shabac cut the slava cake congratulating His Holiness the Patron Saint's Day, with wishes for a long life. For many years!