Ascension Day procession on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the City of Belgrade
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the con-celebration of Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic) of Australia and New Zealand and the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci and other dioceses.
The church of Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Belgrade was too small for lots of faithful people who gathered on this occasion. Bishop Irinej congratulated both the Patron Saint-day (slava) of this church and of the City of Belgrade. The Serbian Patriarch blessed the slava cake.
The Ascension Day procession was led by Patriarch Irinej with Bishops Irinej of Australia-New Zealand, newly elected Bishops: Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Austria-Switzerland and Jovan (Culibrk) of Slavonia-Pakrac. The faithful people and representatives of the City authorities, Army and Police etc. were together today.
At the forefront of the Ascension Day’s procession there were: Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Sinisa Mali, Deputy Mayor Mr. Andreja Mladenovic, City Manager Mr. Goran Vesic, Head of the City Administration Mrs. Sandra Pantelic, member of the City Council Mr. Radenko Durkovic with associates, Director of the Administration for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, the Royal Couple Karadjordjevic, Crown Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katherine, and lots of people.