Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met yesterday on October 12, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade with Orlando Antonini, the Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, with associates. On the same day His Holiness received Mr. Nedja Ilic, the director of the Forests of Republic of Srpska (JP Sume Republike Srpske).
In Velika Hoca, near Orahovac, a village slava was solemnly celebrated, the feast day of Venerable Saint Cyriacus the Anchorite and the end of this year's harvest of the grapes. The Divine Liturgy at the courtyard of the church of St. Anne, beside the village school, was served by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Vicar Jovan of Lipljan with the concelebration of monks and priests of the Diocese.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch made a regular annual reception yesterday, on October 11, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate for directors of primary and high schools from the territory of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
On the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the assasination of King Alexander I Karadjordjevic, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija on October 9, 2011 served the Hierchal Divine Liturgy in the church of St. George the Great Martyr at Oplenac.
The Bishop was concelebrated with hierarchal deputy of Kragujevac protopresbyter-staurophor Miladin Mihailovic, hierarchal deputy protopresbyter-staurophor Rajko Stefanovic and hierarchal deputy of Raca presbyter Ljubisa Djuras with priests of the vicarage of Oplenac.
Between September 30th and October 2nd, 2011, the Church-school congregation of Saint George in East Chicago celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the parish.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated at the Divine Liturgy and consecrated a newly built church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in Modrica's suburb of Visnjik. On this occasion the President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik honored Patriarch Irinej with the Order of the Republic of Srpska on the ribbon.