Serbian Orthodox Church

Side chapel consecrated at General Staff

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar, Bishop in charge of the religious service in the Army, and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, and in the presence of the chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic, performed the great consecration of the liturgical area at the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces. 

On the feast day of Saint Stefan and Saint Jelena Stiljanovic, on 17 October 2013 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan; protopresbyter-stavrophor Sava Jovic, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops; protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Administrative Office of the Patriarchate; protopresbyter-stavrophor Radivoj Panic, hieromonk Dositej, brother of the Hilandar Monastery; protodeacon Stevica Rapajic and deacon Vladimir Rumenic, consecrated the side chapel at the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces and the Human Resources Department at Banjica. 

Patron Saint-day of the Diocese of Canada

Patron Saint-day of the Diocese of Canada
Patron Saint-day of the Diocese of Canada
Patron Saint-day of the Diocese of Canada
Patron Saint-day of the Diocese of Canada

At the seat of the Diocese of Canada, at the monastery of Holy Transfiguration in Milton near Toronto, on 14 October 2013 the Patron Saint-day of the Diocese was marked - the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God

On Saturday, Bishop George of Canada served at the Cathedral church of Saint Nicholas in Hamilton (on Nash Rd.), and on Sunday, at the church of Saint Nicholas at Barton str. in the same town, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of this oldest Serbian parish in Ontario. His Grace Bishop George of Canada was enthroned 29 years ago in this Cathedral church in Hamilton, on the feast day of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrates the church of Saint Lazar of Kosovo on Ljubic Hill above Cacak

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.  

Bishop Andrej serves in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God

Bishop Andrej serves in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
Bishop Andrej serves in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
Bishop Andrej serves in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God
Bishop Andrej serves in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God

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.

Metropolitan Jovan in Kranj

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.

Serbian Patriarch at Patriarchate of Pec

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. 

Consecration of the premises of JAT Airways

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.