Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the President of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo from Moscow and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mrs. Lyubov Glebova at the Serbian Patriarchate on 13 November 2015.
The reception was attended by the representative of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo Mr. Sergey Alekseyevich, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade Mr. Aleksandar Chepurin, Director General of the Oil Company of Serbia Mr. Kirill Kravchenko, Director of the Russian Cultural House in Belgrade Mrs. Nadezhda Kuschenkova, His Grace Vicar Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, head of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate to Belgrade protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch priest Vladimir Vranic, protomaster of the church of Saint Sava Professor Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic and officer of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch deacon Aleksandar Sekulic.
St. Gregory of Constantinople said that the preistly service is a science above sciences and an art beyond arts. The goal and meaning of its existence is to see, hear, feel, rest, progess, ripen, and to know all beings, to accept and to offer the message of life, to become a priest of creation. To serve the service of sabornost with all of nature, in the all general Liturgy, with the Hierarch, Him "Who is the Offerer and the Offered, who accepts and distributes" for the salvation of the entire world.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Predrag Culibrk, the Director-General of Telekom Srbija, with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate on 10 November 2015.
On this occaison they signed the Protocol on mutual cooperation of the Serbian Patriarchate and Telekom Srbija.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Sinisa Mali with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate on 10 November 2015.
During the meeting they discussed common tasks which the Board of Directors of the Patriarchate and the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac have with city services and public enteprises of the City of Belgrade on the completion of the works on the Saint Sava Cathedral and on the construction of new churches on the territory of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
A great friend of the Serbian people and the Serbian Orthodox Church His Eminence Metropolitan Barnabas of Neapolis-Stauropolis arrived to Belgrade on 5 November 2015.
His Grace Vicar Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, welcomed His Eminence at the airport Nikola Tesla. The high guest was escorted by protopresbyters Nicholas Kalaidzides and Leones Ephremides, hierodeacon Panteleimonos Anastasiades, secretary of the Metropolis; personal secretary Mr. Chrysostomos Tiris and priest Aleksandar Pavlovic.
On Sunday, November 1. 2015. at the St. Stephen Archdeacon and Protomartyr Serbian Orthodxo Church in Portland, Oregon, His Grace Bishop Maxim served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy together with Father Sava from Monastery Tvrdos in Herzegovina, Deacon Zoran Aleksic, Fr. Milan Unkovic, and clergy from neighboring parishes and many parishioners and guests.