Serbian Orthodox Church
On Saturday, 15 November 2014, on the fifth anniversary of the blessed repose of Serbian Patriarch Pavle, in presence of a congregation of the faithful, who had come to welcome the primates of the Russian and Serbian Churches, the Holy Liturgy was celebrated in the monastery of Rakovica n. Belgrade.
It was so touching to see faithful from his birthplace Kuchanci, as well as from other places from East and Middle Slavonia, and, of course from other regions. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, in presence of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and many bishops, priests, monks, nuns and pious people, celebrated the memorial service to Serbian Patriarchs Dimitrije and Pavle, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
On this occasion Serbian Patriarch Irinej expressed sincere gratitude to Patriarch Kirill for the prayers he offered on behalf of all the gathered and for the blessing he had brought to the Serbian people, especially on this day.
Gratitude to Russia for the donation for internal decoration of Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral in Belgrade15. November 2014 - 14:46
President of the Government of Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic received Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the evening of the 14th November, 2014.
The meeting of the Prime Minister and the two Patriarchs was in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, during which they indicated, among other matters, promoting of cooperation between the two Churches and strengthening of cooperation of the two countries. Mr. Vucic expressed gratitude to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for a donation of the Government of the Russian Federation, at the order of the President Mr. Vladimir Putin, with the aim of completion of the works for internal decoration of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral.
Joyful rite of doxology in honour of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated at the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade
The doxology was celebrated by the clergy of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac, and during this rite the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was standing on the Patriarchal throne in prayerful attendance of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and many bishops of the Russian and Serbian Church, with other high guests.
His Holiness Ireneus, Serbian Patriarch, awarded the president of the Board of Directors of the Rosneft from Moscow, Mr. Gela Valiev, with the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church – Order of Saint Sava of the first degree.
The solemn award ceremony was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Metropolitan Amphilochius of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop Theodosius of Raska-Prizren, as well as Bishops John of Slavonia and Arseny of Toplica. In the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops it is said: The highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree, is awarded to Mr. Gela Valiev for an efficient love towards the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian people.
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost;
Dedication of the Church of the Great-martyr George in Lydia
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE SIX:
The angelic powers were at Your tomb; and the guards became as dead men; and Mary stood by Your grave, seeking Your most pure Body. You did capture hell, not being tempted by it. You did come to the Virgin, granting life. O Lord who did rise from the dead: Glory to You!
Upon the invitation of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenej, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will pay an official (irenic) visit to the Serbian Orthodox Church from November 14-16, 2014.
Patriarch Kirill will arrive with a delegation consisting of a number hierarchs and priests. Serbian Patriarch Irenej, hierarchs and clergy as well as monastics of our Holy Church will welcome the high guests at the Belgrade’s airport Nikola Tesla.
The solemn doxology will be served in the Belgrade’s Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel on Friday, 14 November 2014 at 12 p.m.
The same day the meetings of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church with the highest state officials are scheduled. The University of Belgrade is going to deliver to Patriarch Kirill doctorate honoris causa.
On 15 November 2014 at 10 a.m, Patriarch of Moscow is expected to visit the Rakovica Monastery, where he will officiate the Panichida rite for the souls of Patriarchs Dimitrije and Pavle of the blessed repose.
The same day at 1 p.m., His Holiness Patriarch Kirill will consecrate the Russian necropolis and memorial ossuary of the Russian soldiers fallen in the First World War.
At 2 p.m., in the attendance of the highest state and city officials, the Primates of the two Churches will consecrate the newly erected monument of Tsar Nicholas Romanov at Kralja Milana Street in Belgrade.
The Primates of two sister Churches and many hierarchs, priests and deacons will conciliary officiate the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral in Belgrade on Sunday, 16 November at 9 a.m..
On this occasion we invite all faithful people to participate prayerfully in this historical event for our Church.