Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked

Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked
Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked
Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked
Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked

The festivity began with a Vigil and a solemn academy. Promotion of a monograph  “Lavrentije – the feast day of silent light”. The exhibition about life and works of the celebrant.

The bells of the Cathedral church in Sabac on 29 July 2017 marked exactly at 17.30 arrival of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. The First Hierarch of the Serbian Church arrived at the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Sabac followed by the host, Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac and  Milutin of Valjevo, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Mileta Radojevic, PhD; Bishop’s deputy protopresbyter-stavrophor Mirko Vilotic, Director of the Administration Office of the Serbian Patriarchate protopresbyter-staurophor StojadinPavlovic and many other ecclesial and secular personalities.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka

Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka
Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka
Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka
Serbian Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Banja Luka

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was welcomed in front of the church of Holy Trinity in Banjaluka by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka with hierarchs, clergy and the faithful in the afternoon on 24 July 2017.

Then the solemn rite of doxology followed, which was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac and Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, as well as Mileta Radojevic, PhD, Director of the Bureau for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Republic of Serbia.

Serbian Patriarch concluded his Patriarchal visitation to the USA

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, returned from the USA where he had presided over the prayerful celebrations in the Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America on the occasion of the glorification of new-shown Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America on 24 July 2017.

On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness was welcomed at the airport Nikola Tesla by His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, member of the Holy Synod. The Patriarch was also greeted by His Grace Arsenije, Vicar Bishop of Toplica and elected Bishop of Nis, with clergy at the main entrance to the Patriarchate Palace.

Patriarchal Liturgy in New Gracanica

Patriarchal Liturgy in New Gracanica
Patriarchal Liturgy in New Gracanica
Patriarchal Liturgy in New Gracanica
Patriarchal Liturgy in New Gracanica

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at New Gracanica Monastery on 22 July 2017.

The service was prayerfully attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America. After the Liturgy, His Holiness Irinej served a memorial service to Metropolitan Irinej of New Gracanica of blessed repose.

Meeting with Serbian youth in the New Gracanica Monastery

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited children's summer  camp in New Gracanica Monastery in the afternoon on 21 July 2017.

The Patriarch was accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America.

Festal Liturgy at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville

Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville
Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville
Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville
Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the monastery of Saint Sava in Libertyville on the feast day of Saint Great Martyr Procopius, 21 July 2017.

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral concelebrated in the prayerful presence of His Grace Bishop Longon of New Gracanica-Midwestern America. Students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Libertyville sang responses.