His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 8 February 2017.
His Holines Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, paying an archpastoral visitation to the Diocese of Canada
Upon the invitation of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej is going to visit the clergy and faithful people of the Diocese of Canada from 9 until 16 February 2017. On the feast-day of Holy Three Hierarchs, on the 12th of March, it is expected that His Holiness will officiate the Liturgy at the Transfiguration monastery at Milton. The Patriarch is accompanied by protodeacon Damjan Bozic.
The feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord and Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia was traditionally celebrated at Orasac, near Arandjelovac.
On this day 213 years ago the First Serbian Uprising began at Maricevica Gully at Orasac. The celebration of the feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord and Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia commenced with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija.
The meeting was attended by hierarchal dean proropresbyter -staurophor Nikola Skrbic, archimandrite Justin Jeremic and protodeaon Damjan Bozic.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served the Holy service of God at the Podmaine Monastery on the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, 12 February 2017.