On behalf and with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Jovan Vladimir, the first Serbian king, in Belgrade's suburb of Medakovic.
The Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Dragan Djilas held a reception yesterday at the Belgrade City Hall on the occasion of the Ascension of Jesus - the Patron Saint's Day of the Serbian capital. The reception was, on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was attended by His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije.
Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the regular session held in Belgrade from May 16-27, 2011.
In Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church was held from May 16-27, 2011, presided by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Participating in the Assembly were all the diocesan bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as of the autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid led by His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.
The Holy Assembly of Bishops began its work with the joint service of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, led by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and served the Invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth and wisdom, in Whom the Church lives and always works, especially in the assemblies of its bishops. Afterwards the President of the Assembly, His Holiness Patriarch in his introductory speech to the Assembly indicated some of the current questions of the life and mission of the Church in these times, times of difficult trials for us and for the world, but also times of hope and spiritual action.
On the feast day of the Transfer of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker solemnly was celebrated the church's Patron Saint's Day of the restored church of St. Nicholas in Pristina. The Liturgy was, with the blessing of Bishop Teodosije, serve by head of the church of St. Nicholas parish of Pristina, presbyter Darko Marinkovic with the concelebration of other parish Stevo Mitric. After the feast day's procession, the slava cakes were blessed and cut.
On May 31 of this year, the Bishop's Palace in Novi Sad was visited by a delegation of the parliament of the Free State of Bayern. On behalf of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa the delegation was received by protopresbyter Milovan Miodragovic, deacon Dragan Radic and nun Vasilija.