On Saturday, February 26th, on the eve of Meatfare Sunday, His Holiness, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, accompanied by Bishop Longin of Nova Gracanica-Midwestern America visited the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, the seat of the Chicago and Mid-American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) in Des Plaines, the suburb of Chicago.
On Saturday, February 19th 2011, the Association "Serbian Chetniks of Australia" (SCA) from Sidney celebrated its first Patron Saint's Day (slava). After the model of the chetnik organization from the beginning of the 20th century, the SCA as its Patron Saint's Day celebrates the Meeting of the Lord and with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej.
On the eve of the feast of the Holy Hieromartyr Haralambos, on February 22, 2011, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Longin and the clergy, visited the St. Elijah the Prophet Cathedral in Merrillville, Indiana.
In the full church the faithful people offered their prayers to God together with their clergy and with fear of God and a firm faith prayerfully rejoiced at the arrival of His Holiness. The clergy together with the many children and people welcomed His Holiness with the traditional bread, salt and flowers, greeting the Serbian Patriarch with the words, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord./PHOTOGALERY/
On Monday, February 21, 2011 His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch accompanied by His Grace Bishop Longin of Nova Gracanica and Midwestern America visited the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchal Monastery of the Birth of Holy Mother of God in New Carlisle in Indiana.
Sunday February 20, 2011 was a joyous and historic day for St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church of Orlando, Florida. Clergy and faithful came from great distances to be present for this most special occasion. His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan officiated at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.