Patriarch Irinej of Serbia serves at Church of the Ascension

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served on the feast of St. Theodosius the Great and Venerable Michael, on January 24, 2010, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Ascension of Our Lord in Belgrade.

Patriarch Irinej served with the concelebration of His Eminence Metropolitan  Christopher of Chicago and Libertville, head of the temple presbyter Arsenije Arsenijevic, portopresbyter-staurophors Milan Radovanovic, Milosav Radojevic and Radic Radicevic, protopresbyter Jovo Planojevic, presbyters Predrag Timotijevic and Vladimir Stanimirovic, protodeacons Tomislav Milanovic, Stevan Rapajic and Nenad Mihailovic, as well as deacons Jovan Milenkovic and Stefan Cincarevic.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia addressed the faithful people, during the liturgy, that gathered at the church in large numbers.

In his homily  Patriarch Irinej emphasized the importance of repentance and forgiveness for our life in Christ, pointing at the Publican's example of true repentance in which we all are called.

After the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness headed to the Rakovica monastery where he served the memorial service at the grave of Patrijaha Pavle of blessed repose.

Lots of the faithful attended the memorial service at the monastery.

/ photo and news from the Rakovica monastery : Radio Svetigora /