Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Mr. Michael D. Kirby, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia and Mr. Jonathan Moore, US State Department Director of the Office of South-Central European Affairs. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana also attended this meeting.
The Central Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America meets in Chicago. At the liturgical gathering at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ the monastic name day of Metropolitan Amfilohije was also remembered.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral as well as administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American, on his monastic name-day, the feast day of Saint Amphilochius of Iconium, officiated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Chicago.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarchate received on 9 December 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Valery Alekseyev, president of the International Fund for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples, with associates.
On the feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Ulpiana, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch – administrator of the Diocese of Slavonia, with the concelebration of all clergymen of the Diocese of Slavonia celebrated Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Pakra, which observes this feast as its church patron day.
On the eve of the feast-day Bishop Jovan visited the Cathedral church of Holy Trinity in Pakrac, where the bells were restored for the first time after the war in 1991, as well as the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Gavranica. Lots of faithful people welcomed the Bishop the vigil service was celebrated on the eve of the feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple.
On Thursday night, December 5th, after the visit to the Serbian community in Osnabrück, Serbian Patriarch arrived to the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Bielefeld.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej was welcomed by the principal of the church, archpriest Bogdan Smiljic with his congregation. Verz Revd. Smiljic officiated doxology with the concelebration of deacon Damjan Bozic.