Serbian Orthodox Church

President of Republic of Belarus awarded with the highest order of the Serbian Church.

 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded His Excellency Mr. Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree.

President Lukashenko received the Order during his visit to the Republic of Serbia, at the solemn Patriarchal Hall in Belgrade, on 12 June 2014.

Patron Saint-day of the Military Medical Academy

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the sidechapel of Saint Luke of Simferopol at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. The clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated to the Patriarch. 

The director of the Military Medical Academy (MMA) along with doctors, the staff and the faithful people from different parts of Serbia and Belgrade, as well as patients of this hospital,  attended the Holy Liturgy. 

Patriarch Irineј at the Russian church in Belgrade

On Whit Monday, 9 June 2014, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade. He was concelebrated by clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church. 

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgrade H.E. Aleksander Chepurin attended the service. On behalf of this church, and as a token of prayerful thanksgiving and for prayerful remembrance on this day's great feast, Whit Monday, Serbian Patriarch Irinej received engolpion as a gift from head of this church father Vitaly Tarasyev.

Hierarchs celebrate Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral and address Flood Relief Fundraiser

On Sunday, June 1st, when the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, a festive Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was concelebrated at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago by visiting guest hierarch, His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, and diocesan host hierarch, His Grace Bishop Longin of Midwestern America and New Gracanica. 

Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana

Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana
Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana
Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana
Consecration of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana

Following the visit to the Serbian-Montenegrin Orthodox community in Vrake and Shkoder His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije went to Tirana, where they met with Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija and hieromonk Andrej in Tirana, who came from Prizren. They all stayed at Sheraton Hotel in Tirana, where they met with primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches at the formal dinner. 

On Sunday, June 1st, our whole delegation concelebrated at the consecration and the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral chruch of the Resurrection of Christ in Tirana, while His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officiated. Besides our Patriarch, Patriarch Bartholomew and the host, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania, there were also primates of some Local Orthodox Churches: Patriarch Teophilos of Jerusalem, Patriarch Daniel of Romania, Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, Archbishop Hieronimos of Athens, Metropolitan Sava of Poland and representatives of other Churches. 

Feast day of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen in Belgrade

On the feast day of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014. 

His Holiness was concelebrated by local priests of this church. Following the Liturgy Patriarch Irinej held a sermon regarding these saints and their significance for the faith.