At the Patriarchal chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade, with the blessing and in the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana celebrated yesterday, on the feast day of the Annunciation to the Most Holy Mother of God according to the Gregorian calendar, the thanksgiving service on the occasion of the Greek national holiday – Liberation day from the Turkish yoke and the remembrance of the liberation uprisings from 1821. Presbyters Panayotis Karatasios, Dimitrios Kasapis and Vladimir Vranic concelebrated to the Bishop.
Throughout the Diocese of Raska-Prizren the Sunday of Orthodoxy and celebration of holy icons was marked. Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Gracanica monastery with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocesan deanery of Pristina. The celebration was particularly festive in Visoki Decani Monastery where the liturgy attended were hundreds of pilgrims from Republic of Srpska, representatives of the municipalities that twinned with Serbian municipalities on Kosovo and Metohia.
Zagreb - On Wednesday, 16 March 2013, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana met with Bishop Irinej of Backa. Metropolitan Jovan informed Bishop Irinej with the condition of our Church and the faithful on the territory of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana. On this occasion Bishop Irinej of Backa handed over a pateritsa to the Metropolitan.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch talked with Mr. Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Internal Affairs, and Mr. Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman of the Forbes Publishing company on 24 March 2013, at the parish house of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated yesterday, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint Sava on Vracar, as well as the memorial service for the suffered in the 1999 NATO bombing.