His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canda, visited the Serbian community and St. Sava parish in Toronto on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Welcoming His Holiness were the parish priests, V. Rev. Stavrophor Milutin Veljko, together with Episcopal Deputy V. Rev. Stavrophor Vasilije Tomic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Lazar Vukojev, V. Rev. Stavrophor Prvoslav Puric, V. Rev. Stavrophor Stavrophor Ljubomir Rajic, V. Rev. Zlatibor Djurasevic, Protonamesnik Aleksandar Crnogorac, secretary of the Diocesan Council, and Fr. Jovan Marjanac.
On the First Sunday after Pentecost, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canda, officiated a the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton.
Concelebrating with His Holiness was His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America as well as the dicoesan clergy: V. Rev. Stavrophor Vasilije Tomic, the Episcopal Deputy, V. Rev. Stavrophor Milovan Sredojevic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Zivorad Subotic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Prvoslav Puric, V. Rev. Stavrophor Vojislav Pavlovic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragomir Ninkovic and Milojko Dimitric, V. Rev. Dusan Gnjatic and V. Rev. Milan Jovanovic, Protosindjel Vasilije (Gavrilovic), abbot of the monastery, Fr. Ivan Radovic and Fr. Jovan Marijanac, Protodeacon Damjan Bozic and Deacon Djuradj Kojic. Present at the liturgy was also Bishop Georgije who has been relieved of his duties. The diocesan choir "Kyr Stefan the Serb" under the direction of Jasmina Vucrovic, sang the responses at the Liturgy.
Each year His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan consistently brings joy, love and honor to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont,West Virigina at the time of the Mission Slava.
This year the celebration was on June 5, Friday of Pentecost week. His Grace came for the Vespers and Blessing of the Slava Kolach and Koljivo. Faithful parishioners and friends of the parish participated.
His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America made his fourth canonical visit to the Orthodox faithful in the capital city of Mexico from June 6-7, 2015.
Accompanying His Grace was V. Rev. Blasko Paraklis, administrator of the Serbian mission there. Per the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Serbian faithful in this country are placed under the pastoral care and canonical jurisdiction of the Bishop of Western America. Serbian Ambassador to Mexico Goran Mesic prepared a warm welcome for his distinguished guests.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, pays an archipastoral visit to the Diocese of Canada from June 5-23, 2015.
According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops in May of this year His Holiness was asked to administer the Diocese of Canada. Serbian Patriarch arrived at the seat of the Diocese on 5 June 2015. His Holiness was accompanied by protodeacon Damjan Bozic.