Serbian Orthodox Church
The remains of Milunka Savic, the Serbian heroine of the Balkan wars and the First World War, were transferred yesterday to the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary, where were laid with tacts of the poem “There, Far Away”.
The remains of Milunka Savic, were laid to rest 40 years after her death during a ceremony with full military and state honors and with an intonation of the national anthem “God of Justice” and salvo at the Belgrade’s New Cemetary. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the memorial service which was attended by members of the family, President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, Ministers Nebojsa Rodic, Ivan Mrkic, Velimir Ilic, Tomislav Jovanovic, Aleksandar Antic and Milan Bacevic, as well as Chief of the Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served on Friday, on 8 November 2013, on the occasion of the church slava, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade.
The Patriarch was concelebrated by eight priests and five deacons, and the choir of this church chanted. The church was full of believers. After the holy communion, the Patriarch cut the slava cake and held a sermon.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received today, on 7 November 2013, Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate.
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of three priests, in the church of Saint George the Greatmartyr on 3 November 2013. Students of the Prizren Seminary along with their professors sang responses. Following the Liturgy the Bishop talked with believers of this small but brave Serbian community in this imperial city.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received yesterday an award - the Honorary Citizen of Zemun with a medal - at a solemn session of the Assembly of the City Municipality of Zemun, held on the occasion of the Day of Zemun.
The Patriarch received this dinstinction on the occasion of 5th November, the Day of Zemun, which is marking the date when the Serbian army liberated this town in 1918.