His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served yesterday, on the feast of Theophany, the Divine Liturgy at the Saint Nicholas church in Zemun.
The Patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac with the choir of this church singing responses. Historians of Zemun noted that the Theophany procession was held from 18 century until the beginning of the Second World War, after which it was held in 1945 and 19946. The procession was restored in 1998 and since then it has been continued until today.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on the Feast of the Cross, the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade.
After the versper service following the Liturgy, Serbian Patriarch Irinej performed the rite of great blessing of the water of the Feast of the Cross. Then the Patriarch held a sermon about this feast day.
“RECREATE YOURSELF IN THE IMAGE OF CHRIST”
The Youth Department of the New Gračanica and Midwest Diocese organized the third annual Winter Youth Retreat at New Gračanica Monastery from December 26-30, 2013, entitled “Don’t find yourself in whatever; recreate yourself in the image of Christ”. The number of participants this year doubled to 60. His Grace Bishop Longin welcomed the youth and had a very nice conversation with them. He shared some memories from his youth and, answering their questions in a brilliant way, touched upon the most sensitive and crucial matters of their growing up in this time and society.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received H.E. David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to Belgrade, as well as representatives of the Association of Serbia-Georgia, Mr. Dragan Kovacevic and Mrs. Dubravka Nesic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 16 January 2014.
Saint Dositej the Confessor of Zagreb was celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was served by Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Bishop Demetrius of Saphit, Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia and Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac at the chapel of Saint Sava at the Spiritual centre within the monastery of Saint Petka in Zagreb.
The Bishops were concelebrated by rector of the Seminary of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Nis protopresbyter-stavrophor Milutin Timotijevic, protopresbyter-stavrophor Isa Kidis, protopresbyter-stavrophor Marko Nogic, hieromonk Naum and deacons Zoran Radic and Branimir Jokic. Students of the grammar school "Kantakuzina Katarina Brankovic", believers from the Parish of Zagreb and Orthodox Russians from Zagreb and other places fulfilled the church. Representatives of the Council of the Serbian national minority, led by president of the Council Aleksandra milosevic were also present, as well as Mrs. Bosa Prodanovic, charge d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia and Consul Zoran Vasiljevic. were also present and MethodiusСаслуживали су ректор Богословије.