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.

State funeral of King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and Prince Andrej

The State funeral of Their Majesties King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and His Royal Highness Prince Andrej is going to take place at Royal Mausoleum of St. George’s Church in Oplenac near Topola, on Sunday, May 26. 

On Friday, 24 May 2013, from 9 am to 10 am the Liturgy will be officiated at the Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called at the Royal Compound in Dedinje. 10 am to 10.15 am the Requiem, then motorcade starts from the Royal Compound. On 10.30 am, remains of Their Majesties and His Royal Highness arrive to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel (“Saborna Crkva”) in downtown Belgrade. 10.30 am to 10.45 am the Requiem. From 11 am on – citizens paying respect.