Seventieth anniversary of children’s camp
His Holiness Irinej attended the greatest jubilee in Libertyville. Yesterday, for the first time as the Patriarch, His Holiness served in New Gracanica.
On Saturday, August 11, 2012 on the 70th anniversary of Saint Sava Children’s Camp, at the Stauropegic monastery of Saint Sava in Libertyville, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch held the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Longin of Nova Gracanica-Midwestern America and Peter of Clevelend, as well as many priests and deacons.
At the end of the Holy Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Longin warmly welcomed His Holiness with a cordial speech. Bishop Longin expressed the importance of the presence of His Holiness in this region, because, as the Patriarch, he is the symbol of the unity of the Serbian Church and the Serbian people.
Then His Holiness addressed the believers, with lots of fatherly love and care, expressing the importance of the monastery of Saint Sava, as the oldest Serbian spiritual centre on the American continent. Also he pointed out the special role that the monastery had for the preservation of the unity of the Serbian people in this country through history.
More about that camp see the website www.campgracanica.com.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday, for the first time after the enthronement, the Divine Liturgy in New Gracanica - the monastery of the Assumption of the Most Holy Theotokos in the Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America.
Source: Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America.