Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrates his Patron Saint's Day
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.
Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated with His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno and many priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch held an inspired sermon followed by cutting the slava cake of today's celebrant, presbyter Slavica Popovic and his family, marked the end of the liturgical celebration in the Cathedral church.
After the Divine Liturgy, at the Serbian Patriarchate in the presence of the host - Serbian Patriarch Irinej, and many guests, His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac cut the slava cake wishing His Holiness good health and spiritual strength at the held of our Holy Church.