His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated today the Holy Service for the dead and the funeral service for Bishop Hrizostom of Zica in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in Kraljevo
At the funeral service also Their Graces Bishops celebrated: Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Irinej of Backa, Justin of Timok, PAhomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Dalmatia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Milutin of Valjevo, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Maxim of Western America, David of Krusevac, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Marko of Bregalnica, David of Stobi and Porfirije of Jegar, with the presence of great number of priests, monks and faithful people from all parts of Serbia.
His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren received in the monastery of Gracanica the Chief Commander of NATO in Europe, U.S. Admiral James Stavridis on 17 December 2012. Admiral Stavridis was accompanied by KFOR Commander Major General Folker Halbauer with his associates. Bishop Teodosije informed the NATO high officers with his point of view of the security situation of the Serbian people and its sacred places in Kosovo and Metohia. He also conveyed the concern of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church about the KFOR announcement of leaving the security of this monastery to the Kosovo police.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Alexander Chepurin, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade, on 21 December 2012.
On the occasion of the death of Bishop Hrizostom of Zica, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on today's extraordinary session brought the decision to elect His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia as an administrator of the Diocese of Zica.
The feast day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Archbishop of Myra, was formally marked with the Holy Liturgy at the church devoted to this saint in Zemun. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy.