His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday, on the Feast of the Cross, the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Belgrade's church of St. Mark the Apostle and the Evangelist.
On the day of the celebration of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited, for the first time, as the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana. After a nice welcome, His Holiness along with His Eminence Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana went to the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord where the doxology was served.
On Sunday, September 25, His Grace Bishop Jovan served the Divine Liturgy in the church of Ljubljana, and on the occasion of the visit of the First Belgrade Singing Society. FBSS had a previous day a concert in the Ljubljana's Cathedral church. After the concert there was a solemn lunch prepared for His Grace, priests and the members of the choir on the premises of our home.
Restored old church in Djakovica today was consecrated and declared as the monastery of Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God and a metochion of the monastery of Dechani. In a newly-proclaimed monastery today two old ladies (novices) were ordained nuns who had been living for years beside this church and in the church for the first time a wedding was performed. The act of the consecration of the church and the Divine Liturgy in the full church was serve by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of 12 priests.
On the occasion of 90 years since the enthronment of the Holy New Martyr Gorazd of Czech lands in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade, the Divine Liturgy was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and His Beatitude Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech and Slovakian lands.