Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Friday, March 23 on the fourth week of the Great Lent, the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in Belgrade's church of Sts. Constantine and Helen. On this occasion the confession of the clergy of the Episcopal Deanery of Belgrade-Posavina was done. A brotherly meeting followed, during which His Holiness Serbian Patriarch listened to problems of the priesthood and addressed them with the words of wisdom.
His Grace Bishop Andrej, vicar of Patriarch, in the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served on March 25, 2012 at the Patriarchate chapel of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming in Belgrade, a thanksgiving on the occasion of the Greek national day - the Liberation Day of the Turkish slavery and the memory of the liberation revolts from 1821. His Excellency Demosthenes Stoidis, Greek Ambassador, the Serbian-Greek Friendship Association representatives and the Greek community members in Serbia attended the thanksgiving.
With the blessings of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America clergy confession for Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Washington Deaneries was held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh. V. Rev. Stavrophor Rastko Trbuhovich served as father confessor.
The Serbian Women’s Auxiliary of St. Sava Monastery, with the approval and under the direction of His Eminence of blessed memory + Metropolitan Christopher, was established in December of 2009, with the purpose of helping to sustain the St. Sava Monastery church and St. Sava camp program. At the annual Assembly of Bishops convention held in May of 2011, the St. Sava Monastery was elevated to a Stavropigial institution, directly under the supervision of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Serbian Patriarch served on March, 24, 2012 in St. Mark's church in Belgrade a solemn memorial service for the suffered in the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbian and Montenegro. The memorial service was attended by Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Mirko Cvetkovic, advisor to President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, ambassador of the Russian Federation in Serbia Mr. Alexandar Konuzin, vice president of the City Assembly Mr. Zoran Alimpic, as well as lots of people of the Serbian capital.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Cathedral Church in Belgrade. Following the partaking of the Lord's Supper of lots of people and children, His Holiness along with priests went to the Patriarchate chapel, where he welcomed Greek guests led by Greek Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Demosthenes Stoidis.