Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Wupperthal

After the session of the Diocesan administration board and the Diocesan council of the Diocese of Middle Europe in Himmelstier, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited on 30 March 2013 the Serbian Orthodox church-school congregation in Wupperthal, North-Rhine Westphalia on his way to Belgrade.

His Holiness visits Diocese of Middle Europe

His Holiness visits Diocese of Middle Europe
His Holiness visits Diocese of Middle Europe
His Holiness visits Diocese of Middle Europe
His Holiness visits Diocese of Middle Europe

His Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, in capacity of the administrator, visited the Diocese of Middle Europe for the second time in the last two months.

His Holiness arrived in Frankfurt on Wednesday, 27 March, at the airport where he was welcomed by bishop’s deputy, protopresbyter-stavrophor Milan Pejic and the head of Frankfurt’s church protonamesnik Simon Turkic. Following the arrival, Serbian Patriarch visited a new church building of our Holy Church in Frankfurt. The clergy of the Diocesan deanery for South Germany and many believers gathered at the church to welcome the Patriarch.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Iceland

On Sunday of Orthodoxy, on the 14th anniversary since the beginning of the NATO military operation against Serbia and Montenegro, Orthodox believers gathered at the house of St. Nicholas parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykyavik where the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Believers of Serbian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Polish and Icelandic origin attended the memorial service for the victims of the NATO bombing served by the head of the parish, priest Timofei Zolotuski.

Theodor Saturday and Sunday of Orthodoxy in Nis

Theodor Saturday and Sunday of Orthodoxy in Nis
Theodor Saturday and Sunday of Orthodoxy in Nis
Theodor Saturday and Sunday of Orthodoxy in Nis
Theodor Saturday and Sunday of Orthodoxy in Nis

In the first week of the Great Lent, also called the Sunday of Orthodoxy because we remember the triumph of the Orthodox Church over the iconoclasts, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis served the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church in Nis. The clergy of the Cathedral church concelebrated to the Bishop. According to the ancient praxis at the end of the Liturgy the procession with icons around the church was performed and the Synodikон, which has been read in the Orthodox Church since 843 A.D.