Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia
Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Slovenia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, began his canonical visitation to Slovenia on 18 May 2018. 

Along with Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and priest in charge, presbyter Dejan Mandic, His Holiness visited the Mayor of Koper Mr. Boris Popovic. At the City Hall where Mayor welcomed the Serbian dignitary, the guests were informed about the history of the city of Koper, the current situation in the area, as well as about the conditions of life of the Serbian national minority living there. Following the meeting, the Patriarch visited a location where a new Orthodox church is going to be built.

The Ascension of the Lord – Patron Feast of the City of Belgrade

 The Divine Liturgy celebrated in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade and a solemn procession through central streets of the City of Belgrade marked Belgrade’s Patronal feast – Ascension of the Lord on 17 May 2018. The host of the patron event was City Manager Mr. Goran Vesic (photo gallery - Deacon Dragan Tanasijević).

Holy Liturgy was presided over by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej with the concelebration of Their Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and the Midwestern America (Russian Orthodox Church), protopresbyter-staurophor Professor Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic, Vajo Jovic and Milosav Radojevic, protopresbyter Aleksandar Mihajlovic presbyter Slavisa Popovic and Predrag Timotijevic, deacon Stevica Rapajic and Igor Davidovic.

A Historical Day for the Serbian Armed Forces

After the introduction of religious service into the Army of Serbia, the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces celebrated on 6 May 2018, for the first time, its Patron Saint-day (slava), the Holy Great-martyr George.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by mayor Revd. Sladjan Vlajic, the chief priest of the Serbian Armed Forces, and Captain Revd. Djordje Dimic, military chaplain at the Command of the Serbian Army; military chaplains Mayor Revd.  Nemanja Petrovic from the Military Academy, Captain Sasa Sovilj from the Military Medical Academy, Captain Djordje Stojisavljevic from the 1st Brigade of the Serbian Army and Captain Selimir Vagic from the River Flotilla; as well as by protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic. The choir Mojsije Popovic sang responses.

The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus

The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus
The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus
The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus
The highest church medal for the President of Cyprus

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch awarded Mr. Nikos Anastasiades with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church, order of Saint Sava of the First Degree, at the ceremony in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 10 May 2018.

Baptism and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Lackawanna

Baptism and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Lackawanna
Baptism and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Lackawanna
Baptism and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Lackawanna
Baptism and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Lackawanna

On April 21, 2018, the faithful gathered with several priests and deacons, led by His Grace, Irinej, Bishop of Eastern America, at the church of the Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen. The purpose of the Saturday gathering was twofold: to celebrate the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, over which Bishop Irinej presided, and to baptize Amos Golić, the infant son of protonamesnik Vladislav Golić, parish priest in Lackawanna, and his wife Sara. More than 200 souls participated in the festive service.