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.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received on April 6, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mrs Marina Jovicevic, Consul general of the Republic of Serbia in Herceg Novi, and Mrs. Vera Vukicevic, Consul general of the Republic of Serbia in Zurich.
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Filipovic was the evening's homilist. He reminded all those gathered for the evening service that with the following day we embark upon the fifth week of fasting, meaning if we have not done well at fasting thus far we have three weeks remaining. He called upon all to take these days seriously and wisely that we all might worthily and joyously await the great feast of the Lord's Resurrection. Fr. Dragan also spoke earnestly about the gifts we offer to God, emphasizing that when we give something it is no longer ours. Hence, the arguments over church property must always be seen in this point of view, that we have offered all of this to God and dedicated to His glory, not our own.