A meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac at St. Basil of Ostrog church on Bezanija
This year's annual meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac, held on Tuesday, August 30, will be remembered for Serbian Patriarch Irinej's first participation at this sort of meeting. As before, at the beginning of the school year, the religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade - Karlovac gathered in Saint Basil of Ostrog church in Belgrade's suburb of Bezanija. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by Vicar Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Hvosno, the president of the Committee for religious education and several priests and deacons. At the Liturgy the Choir of catechists chanted.
This is only one of meetings of religious teachers and pupils at the beginning of a school year. On Sunday, September 4, 2011 in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral an invocation of the Holy Spirit will be served regarding the beginning of a new school year, and a day earlier on September 3 at the small church of St. Sava a public prayer service and thanksgiving will be served for the cadetes of the military academy.
At the end of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Basilo of Ostrog Patriarch Irinej gave communion the religious teachers and then gave a speech, reminding them, among other things, that they were asked to be teachers of truth and with words of holy fathers annunciate the Christ's Gospel.T hen the Bishop Atanasije invited the participants to gather in a great hall of the Parish House of Saint Basil's church, where he held a work meeting.