A group of seven American Serbs led by Father Aleksandar Bugarin from Kansas City made a pilgrimage to the "Old Country" from October 10 - 21, 2011. The main reason for the pilgrimage was to spiritually enrich the pilgrims and for them to see the country of their origin and meet some "relatives" for the first time.The group visited the most important middle ages monasteries in Serbia, experienced great Serbian hospitality and tasted the best food ever. In Lika, the province their grandparents came from to the US, they met some of their "relatives" for the first time. They attended Divine Liturgy in Plaski; the church where their ancestors were baptized. They visited the surrounding villages and walked the same paths as their ancestors had before them. In Plaski, Lika we met the families: Skorupan, Latas, Kraguljac and Dokmanovic, relatives of the pilgrims.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Liplja, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, recieved last Saturday, on November 19, 2011 at the Patriarchate of Pec the KFOR Commander Major General Erhard Drews.
Patriarch Irinej served Divine Liturgy in a newly-built church of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Streaming in New Belgrade18. November 2011 - 13:28
On Sunday, November 13, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served with the priests and deacons of the brotherhood of the Cathedral church in Belgrade, the Divine Liturgy in a newly-built church devoted to St. Simeon the Myrrh-Streaming.
This church is located in New Belgrade, near the building of the Government of Serbia and a modern centre under construction, and which will be a hothouse of spiritual culture and art.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Slobodan Gavrilovic - director of the Sluzbeni glasnik, Mr. Miloljub Albijanic - director of the Institute for textbooks of Serbia, protopresbyter-staurophor Professor Dr Radovan Bigovic, Mr. Petar Arbutina - director of the publishing of the Sluzbeni glasnik and Mr. Goran Ratkovic - chief of the graphic and technical editorial of the Sluzbeni glasnik. The reception was attended by protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate.
His Holiness Irinej received yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Dr Falah A. Abdulsada, the ambassador of the Republic of Iraq.