On Wednesday, 15 February 2017, on the feast-day of the Meeting of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Greatmartyr St. George in Novi Sad.
His Eminence was concelebrated by Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa and Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, archimandrite Dionisios Kalambokas, protopresbyter-staurophors: Milivoje Mijatov, diocesan dean of Novi Sad; Milos Vesin, parish priest of South Chicago and Lensing; and DusanKolundzic; protopresbyters: ZeljkoTesic, principal of the church of Sts. Cosma and Damian at Futog; Zeljko Latinovic, head of the Holy Dormition church in Novi Sad; protopresbyter Branislav Mrkic, diocesan dean of Novi Sad the Second; presbyter Tomislav Zivkovic, parish priest at Parage; presbyter Aleksandar Ignjatov, parish priest of Saint Sava church in Novi Sad, presbyter Leo Malesevic, parish priest of Kac; priests of the Cathedral church and deacons of Novi Sad.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 8 February 2017.
His Holines Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, paying an archpastoral visitation to the Diocese of Canada
Upon the invitation of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej is going to visit the clergy and faithful people of the Diocese of Canada from 9 until 16 February 2017. On the feast-day of Holy Three Hierarchs, on the 12th of March, it is expected that His Holiness will officiate the Liturgy at the Transfiguration monastery at Milton. The Patriarch is accompanied by protodeacon Damjan Bozic.
The feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord and Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia was traditionally celebrated at Orasac, near Arandjelovac.
On this day 213 years ago the First Serbian Uprising began at Maricevica Gully at Orasac. The celebration of the feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord and Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia commenced with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija.
The meeting was attended by hierarchal dean proropresbyter -staurophor Nikola Skrbic, archimandrite Justin Jeremic and protodeaon Damjan Bozic.