Serbian Orthodox Church
On the plateau of Belgrade's church of St. Marko on Palm Sunday, April 17 2011, a mass baptism of about 550 pupils of Belgrade's primary and secondary schools was performed.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today on Lazarus Saturday, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel. Today's holiday is Patron Saint's Day (slava) of Patriarch Irinej, so today's liturgical gathering was particularly festive.
On Sunday of St. Mary the Egyptian, His Beautitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the St. Cyril and Methodius church, Slavic enlighteners, in Evozmos, a town near Thessaloniki.
On the fifth week of Easter lent, on April 10, 2011, His Eminence Archbishop Damaskinos (Papandreu) of Johannesburg and Pretoria visited the Serbian parish and the church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Johannesburg. This was the first visit since his enthronement in December 2010 on the throne of the Orthodox archbishop of South Africa.