His Holiness Irinej received on last Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday on September 16, 2012 the Divine Liturgy at the Ascension church in Belgrade.
His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo served on the occasion of the church slava, the Synaxis of All Serbian Saints, on September 9, 2012 the Divine Liturgy in Obrenovac. In the beautiful church, which is under construction, the Bishop was concelebrated by priests and monks of the Diocese of Valjevo.
On Thursday, September 13, 2012 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops and many bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church consecrated a newly raised Episcopal palace in Kragujevac. The solemn event was attended by Mr. Mileta Radivojevic, director of the Office for cooperation with Churches and religious communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The benefactors who had helped the construction of the spiritual centre of the Diocese of Sumadija were awarded with highest distinctions and letters of gratitude.
After the regular session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church held in the morning at the new Episcopal palace in Kragujevac, and which was attended by all the members of the Holy Synod (chairman Serbian Patriarch Irinej and members Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic) the rite of consecration of the newly built Episcopal palace began. The Patriarch and the members of Synod were joined by Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Bishop Pahomije of Vranje, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Mr. Milera Radojevic, director of the Office for cooperation with Churches and religious communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the public, economy and political life of Kragujevac and Sumadija, benefactors of the construction of the Episcopal palace, faithful people, priesthood and monks.