Serbian Orthodox Church
Their Graces Bishops Jovan of Zica, the guardian of the throne of the Diocese of Zica, and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren concelebrated to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej during the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint Lazar of Kosovo and All Serbian Martyrs on Ljubic Hill above Cacak
Before the Divine Liturgy there was a consecration of the newly built church. Lots of faithful people from Cacak, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Batajnica, Banjaluka and Srem attended the Holy Liturgy. The relics of Saint Lazar of Kosovo were laid into the Table of the Lord of the church, which enhanced the spiritual joy, since the church would hold the relics of its patron saint. At the Holy Liturgy besides Bishops Jovan and Teodosije, more than 30 priests and monks, as well as eight deacons concelebrated to the Patriarch.
On the feast day of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Belgrade on the ocasion of the slava of this church.
On Sunday, 14th after Pentecost, on 29 September, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Kranj with the concelebration of local priests. Before the beginning of the Holy Liturgy Metropolitan Jovan performed a small consecration of the newly restored church in Kranj. Then Metropolitan addressed the faithful with the sermon. Lots of faithful partook the Holy Communion.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate of Pec, the ancient seat of the Serbian Patriarchs, on the day of the feast day of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren concelebrated to His Holiness.
In his address to the people His Holiness especially pointed out the significance of the Patriarchate of Pec for the Serbian people, not just through history but during whole time. Its significance is that it is a ancient spiritual centre, but also the centre from where our Patriarch used to send its word to the Serbian people. On this occasion Serbian Patriarch empasized that the Serbian people would survive in the Patriarchate of Pec, the ancient capital, not only of Patriarchs but also of the whole Serbian people - no matter who guard the monastery or not.
With the blessing and on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand with parish priest protopresbyter-stavrophor Rajko Nedic consecrated the premises of JAT Airways (Air Serbia)
Bishop Irinej conveyed the blessing of His Holiness to the employees of the national airline and wished them better cooperation in the world and flights to more destinations.