Today at the Patriarchate Court a session of the Committee which is organizing the funeral of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose was held. On behalf of the Committee Bishop Dr. Irinej of Bachka and Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje and Herzegovina addressed the public.
Since the session of the Committee was devoted to organizing routes on which the prayerful procession will go Bishop Irinej of Bachka emphasized words of the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs who said that policemen will not only be the guardians of order but, as all the faithful, will participate in the prayerful procession.
Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje and Herzegovina said the Divine Liturgy will be served at Cathedral church at 7:30am, afterwards the prayer procession will go towards St. Sava Memorial-Cathedral in 9.30 hours, and through these streets: Knez Sima Markovic, Pop Lukina, Brankova, via Zeleni Venac and Prizrenska to Terazije square where it will be served a brief commemoration. After that the procession will go along Kralja Milana towards Slavija square, and further through Bulevar Oslobodjenja until Krusedolska street, where the coffin held by the hands of Bishops will be transferred to the plateau in front of St. Sava Cathedral. There will be served the funeral service at 11am.
After the funeral service, the coffin with the body of Patriarch Pavle will be transferred to Monastery Rakovica through following streets: Bulevar Oslobodjenja, Autokomanda, Bulevar Oslobodjenja, Trosarina, Crnotravska, Borska, Miska Kranjca, Patrijarha Dimitrija, to Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel in Rakovica, in Patrijarha Dimitrija 34.
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The body of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose was transferred to the Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, where Divine Liturgies and commemorations are served every day with Gospel reading.
The faithful who would like to do the reverence to Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose, they can do that at the Belgrade's Cathedral church which is constantly open.
His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka, on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, following a meeting of the Committee which is organizing the funeral of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose on Monday, November 16, 2009 at the Patriarchate, informed the media of some details related to the funeral service for Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose.
His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, after the extraordinary session on the Sunday evening at teh Patriarchate court informed the public about a few details regarding the requiem service of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose. Bishop Irinej of Bachka said that the Holy Synod dealt with particulars that are strictly prescribed in such circumstances.
On November 12, 2009 the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church received Mr. Vuk Jeremic ,Foreign Minister of Serbia, on the official working visit. He was accompanied by Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, advisor to the President of Serbia and Mr. Damjan Krnjevic, advisor to the minister of Foreign Affairs.
Minister Jeremic sought and received the blessing of the Holy Synod before the upcoming visit of President of Serbia Boris Tadic and members of the Government of Serbia to Italy and the Vatican. On that occasion the quality of relations between Church and State was analyzed and positively evaluated.
From the Office of the Holy Synod
Delivers: Bishop of Bachka Dr. Irinej