Serbian Orthodox Church
His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem marked the anniversary of the episcopal service with the solemn Hierarchal Liturgy in Sremski Karlovci on 23 November 2013
At Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci the clergy, monks, the faithful of the Diocese of Srem and students of the Karlovac Seminary gathered to mark the 35th anniversary of the episcopal service of Bishop of Srem. Priests of the Diocese of Srem and the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated.
This annual celebration of the Patron Saint-day of the monastery of Decani, the feast of Holy King Stefan of Decani, was enhanced with the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch
Along with bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Their Graces Bishops Jovan of Sumadija, Pahomije of Vranje and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a newly built so-called Prizren’s refectory. It is the monastic refectory where the brotherhood of the monastery will live.
On Thursday, 21.11.2013 when the Holy Chuch celebrated the Synaxis of Saint Michael the Archangel, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral church with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Buenos Aires, Central America and East America.
Pious people of the capital, gathered at the Cathedral church, chanted along with the Patriarch and the clergy Troparion to Saint Michael the Archangel on the occasion of performing the rite of cutting slava cake of the church. Patriarch Irinej congratulated the church's Patron Saint-day (slava) of the central Belgrade's church.
On Saturday, November 16th, on the feast of the Transfer of the relics of Holy Greatmartyr George, at Rakovica monastery the liturgical baptism of 80 pupils of Belgrade's primary and secondary schools was performed. Besides pupils, their parents and teachers were also baptized.