There were several audiences on 27 and 28 February 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received on February 27th the delegation of the Association of descendants of the soldiers in the liberation wars 1912-1920.
Following day, on February 28th His Holiness met with Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Vincent Degert. Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Andrej of Remesiana attended the meeting.
The National Library of Serbia marked the 181th anniversary of its existence with various manifestations. During the central ceremony a traditional award of the Library was presented for the best among the most read books. This year’s laureate is Slobodan Tisma for his novel Bernardi’s room (Bernardijeva soba). Yesterday’s celebration of the Day of the National Library attended: His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch; Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister of the Government; Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Minister of Culture and Information; His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana; Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar…
The feast day of the forefather of the holy Nemanjic’s dynasty - the day when we celebrate among the saints our father Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher - was solemnly celebrated in Nis. The 900th anniversary of his birth was marked with this celebration. At the Cathedral church His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis celebrated the festal vigil service.
In attendance of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana celebrated the vigil service on the eve of the feast day of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the chapel dedicated to the forefather of the Serbian people at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.
On the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the chapel, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher on 26 February 2013
At the Liturgy many priests concelebrated to the Patriarch: protopresbyter-stavrophor Savo Jovic, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church; protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; protopresbyter-stavrophor Slobodan Milunovic, parish priest from Munich; protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic, diocesan dean of Belgrade; protopresbyter-stavrophor Petar Lukic, dean of the Cathedral church in Belgrade; protopresbyter-stavrophor Miroslav Milenkovic, parish priest at the church of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Belgrade; protosyngellos Stefan (Saric), spiritual adviser from Rajinovac monastery; presbyter Panayiotis Karatasios, priest of the Archbishopric of Athens; presbyter Vukasin MIlicevic, editor-in-chief of the Slovo Ljubve Radio; presbyter Miroslav Colakovic, secretary of the Diocesan Steering committee of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac; protodeacon Tomislav Milovanovic and deacons Vladimir Rumenic and Aleksandar Sekulic.