Marking four years of Patriarchal ministry of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Divine Liturgy at the Podvorye of the Church of Holy Trinity of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Patriarchal ministry of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 10 February 2013. Protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, dean of the Podvorye, concelebrated.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, the exhibition “Hilandar – Heritage and Restoration” was solemnly opened on 9 February 2013. The exhibition is co-organized by the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in New York and the Foundation of the Holy Monastery of Hilandar from Belgrade and will be opened until 5 May 2013 at the parish house of Saint Sava church on Manhattan (15W 25th Street).
President Nikolic and Serbian Patriarch Irinej expressed their concern regarding the security of the citizens and the Serbian Church in Kosovo and Metohia, especially after recent events with respect to the monastery of Decani. They both agreed that the international organizations, which were present in the South Serbian province, were bound with the mandate, approved by the Republic of Serbia, to protect rights and security of citizens and religious shrines in Kosovo and Metohia.
On Thursday, 6 February 2013, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana accompanied by Dr. Slobodan Uzelac and priest Aleksandar Obradovic, visited the University of Zagreb. Professor Dr. Sci. Aleksandar Bjelis, rector of the University of Zagreb, with his associates cordially welcomed His Grace Bishop Jovan. They talked about possibilities of cooperation between the University and the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej along with bishops celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Prizren. The Holy Synod of Bishops and the Committee for Kosovo and Metohia held a meeting
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated yesterday the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Saint Great Martyr George in Prizren, with concelebration of seven bishops, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops and the Committee for Kosovo and Metohia.
Along with bishops, clergy and monks of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren concelebrated, while the choir of the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius sang responses.