A meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac at St. Basil of Ostrog church on Bezanija31. August 2011 - 14:57
This year's annual meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac, held on Tuesday, August 30, will be remembered for Serbian Patriarch Irinej's first participation at this sort of meeting. As before, at the beginning of the school year, the religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade - Karlovac gathered in Saint Basil of Ostrog church in Belgrade's suburb of Bezanija. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by Vicar Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Hvosno, the president of the Committee for religious education and several priests and deacons. At the Liturgy the Choir of catechists chanted.
In the monastery of Gracanica solemnly a holiday of the Assumption of the Theotokos was celebrated, the church slava of the monastery. The Holy Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of priests of the hierarchal regency of Pristina.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Saturday, August 27, 2011 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Mark the Apostle and the Evangelist and the twenty-year memorial service to Serbian Patriarch German of blessed repose. His Holiness was concelebrated by priests of the church, former close associates of Patriarch German, protodeacons: Dr Stanimir Spasovic, Tomislav Milanovic and Stevan Rapajic. The choir of the Church of St. Mark chanted.
Today at the premises of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Belgrade the press conference was held where the representatives of the traditional Churches and religious communities in Serbia pointed at many issues with the restitution of the illegally seized property of the Churches and religious communities in Serbia. On this occasion lots of press representatives were addressed by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Archbishop of Belgrade Mr. Stanislav Hocevar, President of the Federation of the Jewish Communities Mr. Aleksandar Necak and the lawyer who represents the Churches and religious communities in the process of the restitution Mr. Miroslav Nikolic. (BETAPHOTO/VLADIMIR GOGIC)
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch along with his Vicar, Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno received on August 23, 2011 in an official visit, Director of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Mr. Viktor Ivanov.
In discussion significant issues of drug trafficking were pointed out, which do not just represent a criminal offense, but also entail many other misdeeds. Mr. Ivanov informed His Holliness with results of the research of his Federal Service regarding a distribution of narcotics that finance later a variety of illegal activities of certain criminal structures, which do not care about the spiritual, moral, and mental health of those who were caught into the trap of drug addiction, but exclusively a personal and quick gain.