Serbian Orthodox Church
The Serbian Orthodox Church's highest ranking religious leader kicked off a two-week visit to Chicago by telling members of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral they should be proud of perserving their religious tradition.
In the late evening, on February 16, 2011, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch arrived in Chicago accompanied by protodeacon Prof. Dr Stanimir Spasovic. Besides His Grace Bishop Longin of Nova Grachanica and Midwestern America and local priesthood, His Holiness was welcomed also the representatives of the diplomatic cord of Serbia, led by Consul General Mr. Desko Nikotovic.
His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch went to the United States of America yesterday, where he will visit Metropolitanate of Libertville-Chicago from February 16 until March 1, 2011.