Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Chicago
After the meeting with Serbian diplomats at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the visit to Saint Sava church in New York, His Holiness left for Chicago
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, attended evening service at the church of Saint Sava in New York on 5 September 2013. Bishop Mitrophan of East America held a welcome speech, and His Holiness responded. Following the speeches, the faithful approached the Patriarch asking for a blessing. On the same day the Patriarch met with Serbian diplomats at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations.
His Holiness arrived on 7 September in Chicago, where he was welcomed by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America accompanied by Consul General of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Desko Nikitovic. The Serbian Patriarch celebrated Holy Liturgy at the Stavropegial monastery of Saint Sava in Libertyville, as well as Invocation of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the new academic year at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at this monastery.