Today His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency, Haralambos Hadjisavas, the ambassador of Cyprus in Belgrade.
The feast day of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gushing prayerfully and solemnly celebrated in Podgorica. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ was served by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Filaret of Milesevo, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Littoral, Jovan of David of Krusevac, Jovan of Lipljan and the priesthood of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.
On Tuesday, 21 February 2012, His Grace Bishop Irinej convened a special meeting with clergy and lay teachers who implement Special Religious Education (SRE, aka Scripture Classes) in the Sydney area at the Metropolitanate Headquarters in Alexandria.
His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia, with the director of the Provincial Institute for the Cultural Heritage Protection Novi Sad Mr. Zoran Vap and his associates, visited Obrovac and the church of Holy Trinity where father Sasa Drca informed them about details of the renovation of the church and possibilities of the restauration of iconostasis. The guests also visited the church of the Nativity of Most Holy Theotokos in Bilisani and the Krupa monastery, where abbot Gavrilo (Stefanovic) informed them about plans of a renovation of the monastery and the iconostasis.
In the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and Their Graces Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac and Atanasije of Hvosno, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana served the vesper service on the Eve of the feast day of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming in the chapel devoted to the founder of the Serbian Church and the state in Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.