Sunday, January 24th, 2015 at the Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in San Gabriel California the Feast of St. Sava, First Archbishop of the Serbs, was celebrated.
The day began with the Divine Liturgy which was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Fr. Lazar Vasiljevic, Fr. Peter Jovanovic, and Deacon Zoran Aleksic. The slava services was held in the social hall with all the St. Sava children participating with much enthusiasm. A festal banquet was enjoyed by all and then followed a beautiful program with wonderful poems presented by the children and folklore performances by the St. Sava folklore groups.
Mayor of Belgrade organized a traditional reception on January 26, 2016, on the occasion of St. Sava’s Day, the feast-day of Serbian school education.
Mayor of the City of Belgrade Mr. Sinisa Mali welcomed assembled teachers and professors, who, according to him, have the most beautiful job - to convey their knowledge to younger generations.
On the occasion of the great feast of St. Sava, the enlightener of Serbia, Patriarch Kirill and Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev) sent greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.
Your All-Holiness, highly esteemed and beloved President of this Sacred Gathering,Your Holinesses and Your Beatitudes, beloved Primates of local Orthodox Churches,Your Eminences and Your Graces brothers Hierarchs, gathered at this elevated Sacred Gathering,Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers (dear Brothers and Sisters).
We express our gratitude to God Who has made us worthy of abundant grace to be the participants of this Pan-Orthodox gathering here at the Ecumenical Patriarchate at Chambesy, that has as its aim a God-pleasing deed to define and unanimously prepare the Holy and Great Council of the Eastern Orthodox Church that has been prepared and expected for quite a long period of time.
The Munich “Serbian Psalter” and the issue of its facsimile reproduction under the auspices of the Diocese of Frankfurt and All Germany
His Grace Serbian Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, within his canonical visit to Munich on the feast of Saint John the Baptist and the Theophany, 18/19 January 2016, visited the Bavarian State Library in Munich.
His Holiness Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Geneva on 22 January 2016, where he will participate in the Synaxis of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Geneva suburb of Chambesy from 22-28 January 2016.
His Holiness is accompanied, as members of delegation of the Serbian Church, by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa. The delegation is followed by presbyter Vladimir Vranic, Chief Secretary of the Office of His Holiness the Patriarch.