His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy of the Presantified Gifts in Belgrade's church of the Ascension of the Lord. On this occasion the clergy confession of the Episcopal Deanery of Belgrade I was performed. There was a brotherly meeting where His Holiness listened to problems of the clergy. Serbian Patriarch Irinej sent words of moral which encouraged and inspired spiritual shepherds of the Serbian capital.
"Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master,
and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify."
The spiritual echo of these beautiful words resounded in the souls of the faithful people of God who gathered with their priests at the St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, around their Bishop to celebrate the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross. This beautiful prayerful celebration was, with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Longin, led by V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich. Afterward the bishop, clergy and faithful people, making prostrations, venerated the Holy Cross.
The annual Clergy Confession and Seminar for the clergy of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America was held with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Maxim on March 13-14 at the cathedral in Alhambra.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was an official guest at the celebration organized on the occasion of the Military Academy Day - March 18th.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch receieved on March 20, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Knut Wollebeck, Ambassador for Human and Minority Rights at the OSCE mission in Belgrade.
The reception was attended by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Atanasije of Hvosno.