Hans-Josef Becker, archbishop of Paderborn, handed over the cross at the Serbian embassy in Berlin, an embassy spokeswoman said.
The treasure is a gilded cross with a base so it can stand upright on a table and a hollow space for a religious relic.
On that occasion, His Grace will deliver a lecture on the theme "FROM REVELATION TO CHURCH: The Truths of the Gospel in the life of the Church and of the Christians in the Church." The lecture will be held in the large hall of the Cathedral beginning at 7:00 PM.
On a chilly Saturday morning on October 2, 2010, a small group of our parishioners gathered at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago in order to support the endeavors of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) humanitarian organization.
With the blessings of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Metropolitanate of Libertyville-Chicago, the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy and Inv ocation of the Holy Spirit was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America with the concelebration of episcopal deputy Very Reverend Fr. Dennis Pavichevich, Cathedral dean Reverend Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Reverend Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Reverend Fr. Vasilije Vranic, Protodeacon Fr. Milovan Gogic, and Deacon Fr. Damjan Bozic.