Seven decades ago Kragujevac and area were the scene of one of the bloodiest crimes in the Second World War. Fascist soldiers in retaliation in a few days shot many thousands of innocent civilians including a number of children.
His Grace Bishop Irinej of Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand served the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the St. Sava monastery, in Elaine on the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. The occasion for this visit was a celebration of baptismal name of His Beatitude Archimandrite Teodor (Bojovic), the abott of this monastery.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today, on October 20, 2011 Mr. Andrija Mandic, the president of the New Serbian Democracy from Montenegro. On this occasion Mr. Mandic gave His Holiness an unique icon of Holy Serbian new martyrs, a work of iconographic atellier "Minic" from Belgrade, and which will be available to believers at the church of St. Alexander Nevsky who want to see and kiss it.
Action to remove the barricades by KFOR stopped by the mass gathering of Serbs who continue non-violent protest20. October 2011 - 13:48
The action of the KFOR, which started last night with a deployment of forces and machinery at the north of Kosovo and the first concrete steps starting from 04:00 hours, the military forces expanded by about 350 meters the zone they control at Brnjak and removed one of the five trucks on the barricades in Jagnjenica. The tear gas or the"pepper spray" was used on two occasions against the citizens gathered at the barricades which is why they had to seek a medical help. KFOR is concentrated on the barricades in Jagnjenica where there were no clay or concrete embankment, while another convoy was located 300 meters from the main roadblocks in the village of Zupce.
Yesterday, on St. Thomas Day - October 19, 2011, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served in the Belgrade Cathedral church a memorial service to Ilija Milosavljevic Kolarac, the benefactor who redebted for all times the Serbian kin with his Christian goodness and philanthropy. The commemoration was attended by representatives of the Kolarac Endownment.