The feast day of the church of Holy Trinity in Bjelovar

Metropolitan Porfirije: Man is invited to, following the example of the Holy Trinity, constitute, build, affirm and cultivate community.     

On Sunday, 7 June 2020, on the day of Holy Pentecost, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity in Bjelovar. He was concelebrated by diocesan dean of Bjelovar protopresbyter-staurophor Slobodan Lalic, presbyters Nemanja Obradovic, Milomir Gvojic and Ugljesa Pilinger, as well as deacon Aleksandar Lukic. 

The Feast day of Holy Pentecost in the Cathedral church in Novi Sad

Bishop Irinej: Let's rejoice Владика Иринеј: Let us rejoice in this day and strive to be spirit-bearers as well.

On Sunday of Holy Pentecost, 25 May/7 June 2020, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa officiated the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church in Novi Sad. The Bishop was concelebrated by His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, the clergy of the Cathedral church and deacons of Novi Sad. 

Patriarch serves in the church of Holy Trinity in Grocka

On the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles - Pentecost, on Sunday, 7 June 2020 His Holiness Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Holy Trinity in Grocka.

After the Holy Liturgy the Patriarch led the Holy Trinity procession through the streets of Grocka, served the memorial service in the chapel beside the church and cut the slava cake. 

The Holy Feast of Pentecost

The Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, which this year we prayerfully celebrate on June 7, is the celebration of the triumph of Divine Love, the feast celebrating the unification of all people.

Thus, in the kontakion of the Feast we hear, “Once, when He descended and confounded the tongues, the Most High divided the nations [at the construction of the tower of Babel – Genesis 11:5-9]; and when He divided the tongues of fire, He called all men into unity; and with one accord we glorify the All-Holy Spirit.” When, in the descent of the Holy Spirit [God] distributed the tongues of fire, He called everyone to unity. In order to destroy the people’s evil intent in constructing the Tower of Babel, God descended and caused everyone to speak in different languages and no longer understand one another; thus construction of the tower came to an end.

Memorial Saturday in the Cathedral church in Belgrade

On Memorial Saturday before Pentecost, 6 June 2020, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at tthe Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Lukic, presbyter Slavisa Popovic and protodeacon Damjan Bozic. The clergy of the Cathedral church and students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade sang responses. Following the Liturgy, a memorial service for the founders, contributors, benefactors, priests and parishioners of the Cathedral church.