Serbian Orthodox Church
With a blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, his Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, with the concelebration of six priests and three deacons. A thankful public prayer meeting was served on the ocasion of the end of the schooling of cadets of 131th and 132nd class of the Military Academy and the invocation of the Holy Spirit for the beginning of a new school year in the Military high school. This is a traditional event which takes place on the beginning of September, and which is the result of a very successful cooperation realized by the Committee for religious education of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and the military educational institution which are located on the territory of the jurisdiction of the Arcbishopric.
In the Zica monastery, the endowment of Saint Sava and Saint Simeon (king Stephen the First Crowned) yesterday, on September 1, 2011 the first international spiritually scientific Symposium on female monasticism has solemnly commenced. The Symposium that began yesterday will last until September 4.
A meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac at St. Basil of Ostrog church on Bezanija31. August 2011 - 11:57
This year's annual meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac, held on Tuesday, August 30, will be remembered for Serbian Patriarch Irinej's first participation at this sort of meeting. As before, at the beginning of the school year, the religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade - Karlovac gathered in Saint Basil of Ostrog church in Belgrade's suburb of Bezanija. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by Vicar Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Hvosno, the president of the Committee for religious education and several priests and deacons. At the Liturgy the Choir of catechists chanted.
In the monastery of Gracanica solemnly a holiday of the Assumption of the Theotokos was celebrated, the church slava of the monastery. The Holy Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of priests of the hierarchal regency of Pristina.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Saturday, August 27, 2011 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Mark the Apostle and the Evangelist and the twenty-year memorial service to Serbian Patriarch German of blessed repose. His Holiness was concelebrated by priests of the church, former close associates of Patriarch German, protodeacons: Dr Stanimir Spasovic, Tomislav Milanovic and Stevan Rapajic. The choir of the Church of St. Mark chanted.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch along with his Vicar, Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno received on August 23, 2011 in an official visit, Director of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Mr. Viktor Ivanov.
In discussion significant issues of drug trafficking were pointed out, which do not just represent a criminal offense, but also entail many other misdeeds. Mr. Ivanov informed His Holliness with results of the research of his Federal Service regarding a distribution of narcotics that finance later a variety of illegal activities of certain criminal structures, which do not care about the spiritual, moral, and mental health of those who were caught into the trap of drug addiction, but exclusively a personal and quick gain.