His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today on Lazarus Saturday, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel. Today's holiday is Patron Saint's Day (slava) of Patriarch Irinej, so today's liturgical gathering was particularly festive.
On the fifth week of Easter lent, on April 10, 2011, His Eminence Archbishop Damaskinos (Papandreu) of Johannesburg and Pretoria visited the Serbian parish and the church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Johannesburg. This was the first visit since his enthronement in December 2010 on the throne of the Orthodox archbishop of South Africa.
On Sunday of St. Mary the Egyptian, His Beautitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the St. Cyril and Methodius church, Slavic enlighteners, in Evozmos, a town near Thessaloniki.
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren at Bishop's palace in Gracanica received His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel of Polyani and Kilkission and Greek military priest Fr Marinos. Metropolitan Emanuel is in a short visit to the Greek military contigent of KFOR, which is located near Urosevac and he had a wish to meet with the competent Orthodox Bishop of the SOC on whose territory serves the Greek military priest Fr Marinos.