A joyous Christian feast day - the Resurrection of Our Lord, in the Archbishopric Belgrade and Karlovac was celebrated with the Divine Liturgy, not just at midnight but also on Sunday morning, at churches full of pious people of the Serbian capital - the people anxious about meeting with the Resurrected Lord through communion by His Body and Blood.
At the Cathedral church in Belgrade, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvonso, vicar of the patriarch, on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy beginning at 9 in the morning. His Grace Bishop served with concelebration of priesthood and deacons of the Archbishopric Belgrade and Karlovac.
The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2009
P A V L E
By the grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia celebrated in joy one of the greatest feast days, Resurrection of Our Lord, at the Military Medical Academy along with His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno and guests.
After having blessed all the present, and especially children, His Holiness wished them to celebrate a holiday of Resurrection of Christ in health and spiritual pleasure. By sending prayers to the Lord for entire progress of the Serbian people. Patriarch Pavle of Serbia greeted them with joyous Christian salute: Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!
President of Serbia Boris Tadic has sent today the Easter message of peace from a monastery of Visoki Dechani. - Without peace we cannot secure decent life, without trust in peace we cannot live normally, sent a message president Tadic. President visited Dechani, in spite of an opposition of the so-called "Kosovo government". President Tadic extended his congratulations to the head of the SOC His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, church dignitaries, priesthood and all citizens the forthcoming holiday of the Ressurection of Our Lord.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served the Holy Hierarchal liturgy at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Savo B. Jovic, protopresbyter-staurophor Branko Topalovic, protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Lukic, protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Vladimir Vukasinovic, protopresbyter Dr Luka Novakovic, presbyter Nebojsa Topolic and protodeacons Stevan Rapajic and Vlado Mikic and hierodeacon Jovan (Panic).