Serbian Orthodox Church
On the eve of the feast of the Holy Hieromartyr Haralambos, on February 22, 2011, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Longin and the clergy, visited the St. Elijah the Prophet Cathedral in Merrillville, Indiana.
In the full church the faithful people offered their prayers to God together with their clergy and with fear of God and a firm faith prayerfully rejoiced at the arrival of His Holiness. The clergy together with the many children and people welcomed His Holiness with the traditional bread, salt and flowers, greeting the Serbian Patriarch with the words, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord./PHOTOGALERY/
Sunday February 20, 2011 was a joyous and historic day for St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church of Orlando, Florida. Clergy and faithful came from great distances to be present for this most special occasion. His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan officiated at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, administrator of the Diocese of Krusevac, served on February 16, 2011 the first Hierarchal Liturgy in a newly-established diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with the concelebration of the heugomen of the monastery of Grgeteg, archimandrite Dositej and a few priests and monks.
Source: Diocese of Krusevac
On Sunday, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at St. Simeon Mirotocivi Church in South Chicago in honor of the upcoming Church Slava on February 26. Concelebrating with His Holiness were His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America - the host bishop, and His Grace Bishop Maksim of Western America. Also serving were Archpriest-Stavrophor Luka Lukic - the host priest, Hieromonk Jovan, Protodeacon Stanimir Spasovic and Deacons Aleksandar Petrovic and Nikolaj Kostur.
On Saturday, February 19, 2011, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served a Memorial Liturgy for the repose of Metropolitan Christopher of blessed memory at St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois. Serving with His Holiness were His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America and His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America, as well as eleven other clergymen, including: Archimandrites Thomas (Kazich) and Zacchaeus (Wood-OCA), Archpriest-Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich, Archpriest Vasyl Kuzmych (ROCOR), Priests Jovan Jovich and Darko Spasojevic, Protodeacon Stanimir Spasovic, Deacons Damjan Bozic, Aleksandar Petrovic, Predrag Samardzic and Nikolaj Kostur.