On the occasion of the national holiday – the Liberation Day of the Greeks from Turkish rule and the Liberation uprisings from 1821, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served on 23 March 2014 the Divine Liturgy with Thanksgiving at the Patriarchate chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 & 19, 2014 His Grace, Bishop Maxim and the Clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America gathered at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in San Gabriel, California for the Annual Lenten Clergy Confession & Retreat.
Marking of the 10th anniversary of the March Pogrom began with the memorial service which was served by His Grace Teodosije of Raska-Prizren in the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina yesterday, on 17 March 2014.
After the memorial service for the Pogrom victims Bishop Teodosije also reminded of the suffered Orthodox churches, Serbian homes and the expulsion of more than 4000 Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Gela Valiyev, Director of the international company Roslav at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 12 March 2014. Mr. Valiyev was accompanied by Mr. Zahariy Valiyev, priest Aleksandar Obradovic, dean of the church of Sts. Cyrril and Methodius in Ljubljana, as well as f. Dejan Mandic, parish priest of Ljubljana.
The representatives of the company Roslav, already known for their engagement in aiding the Serbian Orthodox Church in Slovenia, on this occasion asked him for a blessing for a further engagement of their company in this region. They also asked His Holiness to bless their intention to help, within their capabilities, the restoration of the Patriarchal residence in Belgrade.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Professor Dr. Dragan Vukanic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia today, on March 14th, 2014.
The audience was held in the presence of protopresbyter-stavrophor Dragan Pavlovic and presbyter Ivan Strbacki, parish priests of the church of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at the Central cemetary in Belgrade.