Serbian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Irinej served Divine Liturgy in a newly-built church of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Streaming in New Belgrade18. November 2011 - 14:28
On Sunday, November 13, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served with the priests and deacons of the brotherhood of the Cathedral church in Belgrade, the Divine Liturgy in a newly-built church devoted to St. Simeon the Myrrh-Streaming.
This church is located in New Belgrade, near the building of the Government of Serbia and a modern centre under construction, and which will be a hothouse of spiritual culture and art.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Slobodan Gavrilovic - director of the Sluzbeni glasnik, Mr. Miloljub Albijanic - director of the Institute for textbooks of Serbia, protopresbyter-staurophor Professor Dr Radovan Bigovic, Mr. Petar Arbutina - director of the publishing of the Sluzbeni glasnik and Mr. Goran Ratkovic - chief of the graphic and technical editorial of the Sluzbeni glasnik. The reception was attended by protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate.
His Holiness Irinej received yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Dr Falah A. Abdulsada, the ambassador of the Republic of Iraq.
St. Sava church in the town of McKeesport in Pennsylvania, USA got new icons in the stained glass. After five years of planning and collecting funds, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of East America blessed on Sunday, October 30 newly-made icons of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, St. Nikolaj of Zica, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker, St. Great Martyr George, St. Sava and St. Simeon, St. Lazar of Kosovo and St. Petka. Bishops was concelebrated by head of the church, protopresbyter Stephen Rocknage.
On the feast day of Sts. Kings Milutin and Dragutin (in monasticism known as Teoktist) and their mother Queen Helen, on Saturday, November 12 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served in the church of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Zabljak, by His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic. The Bishop was concelebrated by: archimandrite Isaiah Krgovic, heugomen of the Bijela monastery near Savnik, presbyter Milivoje Jovovic, parish of Zabljak, priest Drazenko Ristic,parish of Savnik and hierodeacon Antonije, brother of the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, during 2011 a restoration of the church of St. prophet Elijah began in Raduch. The church of St. prophet Elijah which was built in 1725, suffered during the World War Two, and also after the war and was dynamited by the communists. It was restored and consecrated in 1988 by Bishop Simeon of Gornji Karlovac of blessed repose, so it was suffered during the last war, the "Storm" action, in 1996/1997.