Slava of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren

Slava of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren
Slava of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren
Slava of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren
Slava of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren

In Prizren on 24 May 2013 the Slava of the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius was solemnly celebrated.

His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, Vicar Bishop to the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, while  His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and fourteen priests concelebrated. Professors and students of the Seminary, as well as a group of theologians from the Orthodox Church from Albania, sang responses.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Hegoumen of Hilandar Monastery

 Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Hegoumen of Hilandar Monastery
 Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Hegoumen of Hilandar Monastery
 Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Hegoumen of Hilandar Monastery
 Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Hegoumen of Hilandar Monastery

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Most Venerable Archimandrite Metodije, abbot of the Hilandar monastery, accompanied by monk Nikanor and Mr. Milivoje Randzic, director of the Holy Monastery of Hilandar Foundation, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 27 May 2013. The Hilandar abbot also met with many bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church gathered at the session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops at the Serbian Patriarchate.

State Funeral at Royal Mausoleum in Oplenac

State Funeral at Royal Mausoleum in Oplenac
State Funeral at Royal Mausoleum in Oplenac
State Funeral at Royal Mausoleum in Oplenac
State Funeral at Royal Mausoleum in Oplenac

Patriarch Irinej: Today, when final wish of His Majesty King Peter I has been fulfilled, that his descendents live in their country with their people, and to be buried at St. George Church in Oplenac, we truly believe that souls of Karadjordje, Prince Alexander, King Peter I and King Alexander I rejoyce today. Crown Prince Alexander II: This is not only a historic moment for Royal Family, but also for the whole Serbian nation and the State of Serbia. Prime Minister Ivica Dacic: There are many ideologies, but there is just one Serbia. President Tomislav Nikolic: We cannot have luxury of divisions and injustice any more.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint George in Oplenac on the occasion of the state funeral of the remains of King Peter, Queen Maria, Queen Alexandra and Prince Andrej on 26 May 2013. 

Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened

Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened
Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened
Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened
Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened

Icons and sacred items of this Treasury show us the way of light, good and cross, which is the perfect expression of love for God and neighbor, Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia pointed out at the opening of the Treasury.

Opening of the Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar is the evidence that mutual work and love for beauty and goodness win in the end. This Treasury existed since 1984 and it was opened until recent tragic war in the 1990s, when due to its protection from  war destructions it had to be closed and removed.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Soko Grad

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch arrived in the monastery of Soko Grad on Saturday afternoon, 18 May 2013. In the church of Saint Nicholas a doxology was celebrated, and at 6 pm a vigil service was held with the participation of priests and monks of Ljubovija town. Following the service, the concert was held on the occasion of the great celebration of 20 years of the monastery of Soko, foundation of Bishop Lavrentije.