Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana

Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana
Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana
Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana
Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana

Following the visit to the Serbian-Montenegrin Orthodox community in Vrake and Shkoder His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije went to Tirana, where they met with Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija and hieromonk Andrej in Tirana, who came from Prizren. They all stayed at Sheraton Hotel in Tirana, where they met with primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches at the formal dinner. 

On Sunday, June 1st, our whole delegation concelebrated at the consecration and the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral chruch of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana, while His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officiated. Besides our Patriarch, Patriarch Bartholomew and the host, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania, there were also primates of some Local Orthodox Churches: Patriarch Teophilos of Jerusalem, Patriarch Daniel of Romania, Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, Archbishop Hieronimos of Athens, Metropolitan Sava of Poland and representatives of other Churches. 

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Aleksandar Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia, at the Belgrade Patriarchate on 30 May 2014. 

Feast day of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen in Belgrade

On the feast day of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014. 

His Holiness was concelebrated by local priests of this church. Following the Liturgy Patriarch Irinej held a sermon regarding these saints and their significance for the faith.

Hierarchs celebrate Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral and address Flood Relief Fundraiser

On Sunday, June 1st, when the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, a festive Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was concelebrated at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago by visiting guest hierarch, His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, and diocesan host hierarch, His Grace Bishop Longin of Midwestern America and New Gracanica. 

Serbian Patriarch is participating at spiritual ceremonies in Tirana

Serbian Patriarch Irinej is going to visit Tirana from 31 May to 3 June. The occasion of the visit is consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in the capital of Albania.

Patriarch Irinej will be accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Very Venerable Archimandrite Kirilo, Venerable hieromonk Andrej, as well as by deacon Vladimir Rumenic. The majority of heads of the Local Orthodox Churches is expected to attend the ceremony of consecration.