Serbian Orthodox Church
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania celebrated their Church Slava on second Sunday of Pascha, May 12, 2013, the Sunday of Thomas. His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America offiiciated at the Divine Liturgy assisted by local clergy, V. Rev. Milovan Katanic. Joining the liturgical celebration was Fr. David Mastroberte of the neighboring St. John's Carpatho-Russian Church who, with the blessings of the bishop, took part in the festive Slava Litiya.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received on 11 May 2013 a delegation of the Swiss WOLFSBERG group, consisting of representatives of the eminent Swiss firms, banks, insurance companies, science and media. At the audience His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana held a keynote address to the high guests on the activities of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met with President of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic at the Serbian Patriarchate on 13 May 2013. His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended the meeting. Following the meeting, His Holiness and President Nikolic addressed the public explaining the reason and topics of the meeting.
His Grace Bishop of Remesiana Kyr Andrej, served the festal Divine Liturgy at Belgrade's Cathedral church of St. Archangel Michael. Clergy of the Cathedral concelebrated to His Grace, while the First Belgrade's Singing Society sang the responses. After the Liturgy a reception was aproppriated at the Patriarchate, where His Holiness cordially welcomed the guests with the traditional egg tapping, sharing the joy of the Feast with all the present.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej served the first (midnight) festal Divine Liturgy at the Monumental St. Sava's Cathedral on Vracar (Belgrade). A number of clergy from the Archdiocese concelebrated to His Holiness at the Liturgy. The entire event was followed by a national broadcaster which conveniately enabled those who were hindered to particiapte in the liturgical celebration, to feel the festal joy and magnificence of the liturgical celebration. At the liturgy were present Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic and a number of high representatives of the Government and the Diplomatic corpse, as well as the people from the political and public life of the Capital.