Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Vozdovac church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Helen which most solemnly its centenary was celebrated (1911-2011).
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on October 1, 2011 in the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Jajinci a memorial service for the suffered in the greatest scaffold from the Second World War on the territory of Serbia. Serbian Patriarch previously has attended a commemoration at the Memorial park Jajinci.
The words of the guardian of truth about Jajinci remind us today: Jajinci with 80000 victims, after Jasenovac, are the greatest Serbian cemetary, greater than Kragujevac, Kraljevo...Jajinci is a silent witness of the time gone and a painful wound of the Serbian people. About Jajinci there was silence for a long time, like that truth can be silenced, and that the bloody terror could be forgotten. Long after the Second World War Jajinci were pushed on the margins of history. Some people thought that from the memory of the Serbs could erase the Banjica camp, stake and burial mounds where the dead were killed once again, burnt, where their bones were ground and their powder was thrown away. From the bonfire of the dead Serbs, the smoke rose into the sky that could be seen even from Belgrade. Meticulous fascist destruction industry here showed in the worst light. Lives were gone of those who wanted the most precious thing in life - freedom.
His Holiness received today at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Iñigo De Palacio, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended, on the occasion of the Day of the Police Academy, the solemn celebration at the Ilija M. Kolarac Endownment.
The church municipality " Saint Prince Lazar" organized a three-day visit to the Russian Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord nearby Bombala.
A group of children, pupils of the church school Lazarica and their parents went on a journey to the monastery on Friday, September 23, 2011. The group was led by father Branko Bosancic.
On the evening of Sunday 4 September I had the great honour of representing the Government at the Metropolitanate Day celebrations of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the La Montage function centre in Leichhardt. This event was hosted by His Grace, the Right Reverend Irinej, Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Australia and New Zealand. I was joined by my State parliamentary colleagues the Hon. Linda Burney, MP, and Mr Charles Casuscelli, MP, by my Federal parliamentary colleagues the Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP, and the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, MP, and by various local councillors. Also in attendance were many distinguished guests, including bishops from other Orthodox denominations, members of the clergy, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia and the Consuls General of Serbia and Greece.