Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch handed Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation last night in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vrachar the St. Sava Order of the First Degree.
This solemn act was attended by: Mr. Mirko Cvetkovic, President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia; His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa, member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC; Their Graces Bishops - Georgije of Canada, Atanasije of Hvosno and Porfirije of Jegar; Mr. Alexandar Konuzin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation; Crown Prince Alexander Karageorgevich; protopresbyter-staurophor Vitaly Tarasyev, head of the Podvorye of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade; as well as Mr. Vojislav Milovanovic, proto builder of the St. Sava Cathedral on Vrachar.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday on the feast day of Saint 40 martyrs of Sebaste - known among our people as Bride and Groom (Mladenci). The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the church of St. Basil of Ostrog on Bezanijska kosa.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate delegation of the Islamic community of Serbia led by deputy Reis-ul-Ulama Muhamed ef. Jusufspahic, Serbian mufti.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch came upon the invitation of Dr Miroslav Perisic, managing director of the Archives of Serbia and held a welcoming speech in front of the present at the promotion of the second volume of the book Moscow - Serbia, Belgrade - Russia 1804-1878.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in the Belgrade's church of St. Alexander NevskiЊегова Светост Патријарх српски Г. Иринеј служио је данас Литургију Пређеосвећених Дарова у београдској цркви Свeтог Александра Невског.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the seventh traditional exhibition of copies of icons and frescoes from Kosovo and Metohija was opened last night, on March 17, 2011 at the St. Sava's house of the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar. This year the copies of the frescoes of Mother of God Ljeviska in Prizren, but also other monasteries from Kosovo and Metohija are showcased.