With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and in the presence of HIs Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, vicar of Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral church on Sunday, July 22, 2012. At the end of the Liturgy a memorial service for the Grand Vožd of Serbia Karađorđe Petrović was served, on the occasion of the 195th anniversary of his martyr's death.
His Holiness Irinej arrived tonight in the Diocese of Bihac-Petrovac upon the invitation of His Grace Bishop Hrizostom.
The solemn welcome of Serbian Patriarch Irinej were attended by President of the National Assembly Mr.Igor Radojcic, Director of the Secretariate of Religion of the Government of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Jovo Turanjanin, as well as Their Graces Bishops Vasilije of Srem and Lukijan of Osek-Polje. The Serbian Patriarch was welcomed by host Bishop Hrizostom of Bihac-Petrovac, the head of the Municipality of Bosanski Petrovac Mr. Narmin Hajder, President of the Government of the Canton of Una- Sana Mr. Hamdija Lipovaca, head of the municipality of Drinic Mr. Dejan Prosic, and many believers from Petrovac and other towns.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Patriarch served last week on July 22, 2012 the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in St. Basil of Ostrog church in Belgrade's suburb of Banjica.
On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 on 66th aniversary since the execution of General Draza Mihailovic, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia served the Divine Liturgy in the village of Pajazitovo with the concelebration of priests of the Kragujevac Deanery. The Bishop was besides the locals also welcomed by the members of the Ravna Gora movement.