On the Eve of the Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of Dechani

On the Eve of the Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of Dechani
On the Eve of the Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of Dechani
On the Eve of the Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of Dechani
On the Eve of the Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of Dechani

The monks of Dechani, led by Right Reverend Abbot Sava, served the Vigil service of the feast in the presence of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Ilarion of Timok.

The service was attended by believers from Kosovo and Metohia, and more than 200 pilgrims from other parts of Serbia, but also from Albania and Montenegro. This morning the Liturgy has begun at 9 a.m.

Patriarch Kirill concluded the irenic visit to the Serbian Church

In honour of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej arranged a reception which was attended by members of the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, bishops and clergy of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as by representatives of the public and political life of Serbia.

On this occasion Serbian Patriarch Irinej awarded Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Sergius of Solnechnogorsk with the Order of Saint Sava, 2nd degree; while protopresbyters Nikolai Balashov, Igor Jakimchuk, Andrei Milkin and protodeacon Vladimir Nazarkin, deacon Alexander Volkov and Mr. Legoida Vladimir Romanovich, were awarded with the Order of Saint Sava, 3rd degree.

Patron Saint-day of Cathedral church in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade’s Cathedral church on Sunday,  23 November 2014, on the feast of Holy Archangel Michael.

During the liturgical gathering on the occasion of the slava of the church, Patriarch Irinej ordained Branislav Jocic a deacon. After the cutting the slava bread, Patriarch congratulated the Patron Saint-day (slava) to the rector of the Cathedral church protopresbyter-stavrophor Petar Lukic and the clergy of the church, Mr. Dejan Tomasevic, the famous basketball player and the president of the Orthodox Sport Society „Holy Serbia“, and lawyer Toma Fila.

Remembrance Day in the Illawarra 2014

 The sound of the Last Post echoed across the Illawarra as communities stopped to mark Remembrance Day on Tuesday.

At 11am, ceremonies fell silent in recognition of service men and women who put their lives on the line for our country - those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, veterans who continue to bear scars of conflict and personnel still serving. 

In Honour and Glory of Tsar Nicholas II the Passion-Bearer

Following the liturgical gathering in the church of Saint Sava, President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić unveiled the monument to Tsar Nicholas II Romanov.


On 16 November 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conducted the rite of blessing of a monument dedicated  to the Holy Tsar Nicholas, in the presence of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia. Having performed the liturgical rite and having sprinkled the monument with consecrated water, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill addressed a multitude of people present with a brief homily, saying in particular: