Patriarch Irinej at Mlaka: Serbs must not forget their victims, but they must forgive

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej said at village of Mlaka, near Jasenovac, on April 22, 2018, that the Serbian people should not forget their victims, among whom more than 20.000 killed children at Mlaka and within the Ustasha system of the Jasenovac camp, but that the Christian people must forgive.

- The most innocent ones were killed here - children. This is a holy land, soaked with the blood of the Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac, said Patriarch Irinej after having  consecrated the restored church of the Holy Prophet Elijah at Mlaka and after having officiated the Divine hierarchal Liturgy. The Patriarch emphasized that it was important for the Serbian people to have a church at Mlaka resurrected.

Sebastian Wine Begins New Chapter

Sebastian Wine Begins New Chapter
Sebastian Wine Begins New Chapter
Sebastian Wine Begins New Chapter
Sebastian Wine Begins New Chapter

The clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America were recently invited by their spiritual father, His Grace Bishop Maxim, to take part in a project not typically given to clergy: to attend a wine tasting session, the results of which would produce liturgical wine to be used throughout this diocese and beyond.

Hierarchal Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Pec

Hierarchal Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Pec
Hierarchal Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Pec
Hierarchal Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Pec
Hierarchal Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Pec

Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Pec Patriarchate on 29 April 2018 with the concelebration of hierachs summoned for the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Very Venerable Haritina, the new abbess of this royal stauropegial laura.

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  At the beginning of this prayerful gathering, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, elevated mother Haritina to the rank of an  abbes of the Holy Laura of the Pec Patriarchate.