Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia

Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia
Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia
Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia
Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia

Symposium with the theme New Martyrs: PolyperspectiveII  held in the Orthodox Grammar School Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic

The clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana performed a solemn doxology rite in the chapel of Saint Sava, the church within the Orthodox Grammar School “Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic” complex, which began at 10:30 a.m.

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton
Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton
Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton
Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy in Milton

On 14 September 2016, on the day when the Church celebrates a beginning of a New church year, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in monastery chapel of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Milton, Canada

The Patriarch was concelebrated by priest Jovan Marjanac, Secretary of the Diocese of Canada, and protodeacon Damjan Bozic. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was prayerfully attended by Mitrophan, Bishop- elect of Canada. Protosyncellos Vasilije, abbot of the Milton monastery; deacon Djuradj Kojic from Mississauga and Mr. Milorad Delic, graduated theologian, sang responses.

Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada

Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada
Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada
Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada
Serbian Patriarch arrived in Canada

Његова Светост Патријарх српски г. Иринеј свечано је дочекан на интернационалном аеродрому Пирсон у Торонту.

Више свештеника предвођених изабраним Епископом канадским др Митрофаном, у присуству конзула Републике Србије г. Спасоја Милићевића и верног народа, са цвећем и многољетствијем су дочекали Свјатејшега Патријарха и администратора Епархије канадске.

For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac

For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac
For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac
For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac
For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac

Eucharistic gathering in the monastery of Jasenovac. Prayerful commemoration of the New Martyrs at the place of the  tomb in the concentration camp of Jasenovac. Consecration of the restored Bishop’s Palace in Pakrac, residence of the Serbian Bishop of Slavonia. Audience with the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

On the second day of the visit to the Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, on September 10th 2016, His All-Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople and Patriarch Ecumenical together with His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated, on the occasion of 75th  anniversary of the beginning of suffering of the Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery church of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Jasenovac.

Ecumenical Patriarch at the audience with President of Croatia

Ecumenical Patriarch at the audience with President of Croatia
Ecumenical Patriarch at the audience with President of Croatia
Ecumenical Patriarch at the audience with President of Croatia
Ecumenical Patriarch at the audience with President of Croatia

On Saturday, September 10th 2016, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, accompanied by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, visited the President of the Republic of Croatia Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in her residence in Zagreb.

Madame President Grabar-Kitarovic pointed out that Jasenovac as the place of suffering, as well as other places of innocently suffered people, represent the black spots of people; however, she added that it was not good to manipulate with the number of victims and that one should look into the future by learning  from the mistakes from history. By respecting and not forgetting the innocently suffered victims one should look into the future and do everything that people live in peace and mutual understanding.