Slava of the Royal family Karadjordjevic
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine, celebrated today The Royal Family’s Patron Saint Day – Saint Andrew the First Called in the Royal Palace in Belgrade.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the Court's chapel of St. Andrew the First Called the Divine Liturgy was led by His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Vladan Perisic, docent of the Faculty of Theology of the SOC, presbyter Nebojsa Topolic, secretary of the Office of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic, secretary of the Church court and the Office of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, deacon Ivan Gasic and deacon Nikola Janicic.
Following the end of the Divine Liturgy there was cutting the slava cake in the Blue Room of the Royal Court.
The Holy Liturgy and Slava lunch was also attended by His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Backa, His Grace Atanasije, Vicar Bishop of Hvostno,His Grace Hrizostom, Bishop of Zica, His Grace Jovan, Bishop of Sumadija, His Grace Lavrentije, Bishop of Sabac, His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje and Niksic, His Grace Vasilije, Bishop of Zvornik and Tuzla, His Grace Pahomije, Bishop of Vranje, His Grace David, Bishop of Krusevac, His Grace Andrej Vicar Bishop of Remesiana, and also by other religious leaders, the Rabbi of the Jewish Community in Serbia Mr. Isak Asiel, H.E. Archbishop Orlando Antonini, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See, H.E. Monsignor Stanislav Hocevar, the Roman Catholic Metropolitan and Archbishop of Belgrade, Reverend Leopold Rohmes, the Vicar of Belgrade Bishopric, His Grace Dr. Ladislav Nemet, Bishop of Zrenjanin, Mr. Veli Mehmedalija, Imam of Sabac, HE Mr. Predrag Markovic, Minister of Culture, media and information society, members of the Privy Council, Mr. Dragomir Acovic and Mr. Dusan Babac, members of the Crown Council, Mr. Matija Beckovic, Prof. Dr. Miroslav Gasic, Mrs. Svetlana Velmar-Jankovic, Prof. Dr. Dragoljub Kavran, Prof. Dr. Predrag Palavestra, Dr. Milan Parivodic, Prof. Dr. Bogoljub Sijakovic, and members of the Crown Cabinet Mr. Djordje Djurisic, Mr. Djurdje Ninkovic, Mr. Mirko Petrovic, Mr. Milorad Savicevic and Mr. Vladan Vukosavljevic.
During evening reception, there were present H.E. Mr. Michael Davenport, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. Daniel Banu, Ambassador of Romania, H.E. Mr. Wolfram Maas, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany, H.E: Mr. Christer Asp, Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mrs. Mercedes Ruiz Zapata, Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Mr. Igor Jovovic, Ambasador of Montenegro, H.E. Mr. François-Xavier Deniau, Ambassador of France, H.E. Mr. Charalambos Hadjisavvas, Ambassador of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Alberto di Luca, Ambassador of Sovereign and Military order of Malta, and many other distinguished guests.