Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka

Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka
Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka
Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka
Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was welcomed in front of the church of Holy Trinity in Banjaluka by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka with hierarchs, clergy and the faithful in the afternoon on 24 July 2017.

Then the solemn rite of doxology followed, which was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac and Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, as well as Mileta Radojevic, PhD, Director of the Bureau for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Republic of Serbia.

Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville
Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville
Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville
Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

On Sunday, July 3/16, 2017, exactly 100 years since Hieromonk Mardarije (Uskokovic) was sent to the United States in order to assist with the Serbian Orthodox Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church in North America, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej led the Glorification and Translation of the Relics of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America.

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the festivities began on Friday, July 14, with a Symposium dedicated to the Life and Times of St. Mardarije at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, with lectures delivered by Dr. Srdja Trifkovic, Dr. Nicholas Groves and Dr. Nicholas Ganson.

Serbian Patriarch concluded his Patriarchal visitation to the USA

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, returned from the USA where he had presided over the prayerful celebrations in the Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America on the occasion of the glorification of new-shown Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America on 24 July 2017.

On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness was welcomed at the airport Nikola Tesla by His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, member of the Holy Synod. The Patriarch was also greeted by His Grace Arsenije, Vicar Bishop of Toplica and elected Bishop of Nis, with clergy at the main entrance to the Patriarchate Palace.

Hierarchal Liturgy in Peroj

Hierarchal Liturgy in Peroj
Hierarchal Liturgy in Peroj
Hierarchal Liturgy in Peroj
Hierarchal Liturgy in Peroj

On Saturday, 22 July 2017, on the feast day of Saint Martyr Pancras, Saint Theodor and Holy Martyrs of Glamok and Kulenvakuf, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was celebrated at the church of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker in Peroj. His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac officiated the Liturgical gathering with the concelebration of Archimandrite Naum, Archimandrite Danilo, presbyter Milan Eric, parish of Pecuj (Diocese of Budim); presbyter Jovan Galamic and deacon Budimir Kokotovic.