Bishop Irinej offers keynote at IOCC's 25th Anniversary

On Friday, June 9th, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) celebrated their 25th anniversary with a gala event near Cleveland, Ohio. 

The evening began with a cocktail hour featuring entertainment by “Sarena”, a local tamburitza orchestra. In a pleasant atmosphere over drinks and appetizers, guests were able to enjoy fellowship with Orthodox Christians from multiple jurisdictions, united to serve God in service to others.

Cleveland Deanery meets with New Education Director

On Monday, June 12, clergy from the Cleveland Deanery of the Eastern-American Diocese had an opportunity to meet with Rev. Deacon Jovan Anicic, their new Director of Religious Education. 

Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church

Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church
Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church
Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church
Patriarch met representatives of the Syrian-Jacobite Church

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the  Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden,  His Eminence Benjamin (Atas), at the Serbian Patriarchate on 14 June 2017.

Archbishop Benjamin expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various challenges and problems faced by Christians in the modern world.  The Serbian Patriarch  thanked His Eminence for the visit, wishing him, his faithful flock as well as his people abundant Divine blessings.

Patriarch received the Ambassador of France in Belgrade

Patriarch received the Ambassador of France in Belgrade
Patriarch received the Ambassador of France in Belgrade
Patriarch received the Ambassador of France in Belgrade
Patriarch received the Ambassador of France in Belgrade

The Serbian Patriarchate, 14 June 2017 - His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Her Excellency Mrs. Christine Moro, the Ambassador of the Republic of France to the Republic of Serbia.

Mrs. Moro expressed her gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they talked about the history and the cooperation of Serbian and French peoples.  The Serbian Patriarch thanked the esteemed guest for the visit and a very frutful cooperation during her diplomatic mandate in our country, and wished her all the best from the Lord in her further diplomatic mission.

Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia

Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia
Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia
Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia
Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia

Serbian Patriarchate, 14 June 2017 - His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Her Excellency Mrs. Dr. Marina Jovicevic, Serbian Ambassador to Belgium, and Her Excellency Mrs. Zoranа Vlatković, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Slovenia.

The guests expressed their gratitude to the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed some aspects of cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the distinguished guests for the visit , wishing  them abundant Divine blessings in their diplomatic missions.