One of the most spiritually nourishing events every year in the Western American Diocese is the Children’s Camp. Organized by the Diocesan Camp Committee and held during the three weeks in July and August (July 17 - August 6, 2011) at the Saint Sava Mission and Retreat Center, in Jackson, California, this Camp always attracts many children from throughout the Diocese. St Sava Summer Camp begins each year after the feast of Petrovdan and continues for three full weeks. The first week is restricted to younger campers of elementary and middle school. The second and third week are open to campers who range from those entering the first grade to the twelfth grade. St Sava is Camp is a gathering place for members of all generations. It is not uncommon to have grandparents in the kitchen, parents as lay directors and children, and even grandchildren of the same family as campers. The campground is a home away from home. Camp councelors are most often former campers who are 'giving back' their time and talent to help today's campers.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today at the Serbian Patriarchate His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations. The reception was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops Their Graces Bishops - Irinej of Backa and Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, as well as Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia with associates.
On Monday, July 18, 2011 the laura of the Patriarchate of Pec in Metohia was visited by admiral Samuel Locklear III, the commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples with associates, among those there was also KFOR commander, Major-General Erchard Biller. Admiral Locklear was received by archimandrite Jovan (Culibrk), the elected Bishop of Lipljan, and heugomene of the Pec Patriarchate mother Favronija.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on July 18, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade received His Excellency Abolqasem Delfi - the ambassador of Iran in Serbia, Mr. Abolhassan Navab , rector of the University for religion and religious trends, Mr. Mohammad Salar, deputy director for international cooperation of the Ahlul Bayt Organization , as well as Mr. Farid Eftekhari, atache for culture of the Embassy of Iran in Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch consecrated on Sunday, Jule 17, 2011 in the courtyard of the church of St. Luke the Apostle on Kosutnjak a new hall of the parish house and opened a children park which was built specially for children of this neighbourhood by the City Municipality of Rakovica and Svetosavsko Zvonce.