Patriarch Irinej of Serbia serves at Church of the Ascension
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served on the feast of St. Theodosius the Great and Venerable Michael, on January 24, 2010, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Ascension of Our Lord in Belgrade.
Patriarch Irinej served with the concelebration of His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of Chicago and Libertville, head of the temple presbyter Arsenije Arsenijevic, portopresbyter-staurophors Milan Radovanovic, Milosav Radojevic and Radic Radicevic, protopresbyter Jovo Planojevic, presbyters Predrag Timotijevic and Vladimir Stanimirovic, protodeacons Tomislav Milanovic, Stevan Rapajic and Nenad Mihailovic, as well as deacons Jovan Milenkovic and Stefan Cincarevic.
In his homily Patriarch Irinej emphasized the importance of repentance and forgiveness for our life in Christ, pointing at the Publican's example of true repentance in which we all are called.
Lots of the faithful attended the memorial service at the monastery.
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