Today, on March 24th 2011, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received the ministry of faith and diaspora Mr. Srdjan Sreckovic and state secretary Prof. Dr. Bogoljub Sijakovic. This is the first visit to His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch since the establishing the new Ministry by merging two departments.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today in St. Marko's church in Belgrade memorial service of innocently suffered and defenders of the Homeland during 1999 NATO bombing
Remembering all the suffered and fallen heroes in the defence of the Homeland, Patriarch Irinej said in his sermon: - We pray the Lord that his suffering and innocent bloodshed never happen again in the world.
Besides the pious people of the Serbian capital, the memorial service was attended by Alexander Konuzin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday on the feast day of Saint 40 martyrs of Sebaste - known among our people as Bride and Groom (Mladenci). The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the church of St. Basil of Ostrog on Bezanijska kosa.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate delegation of the Islamic community of Serbia led by deputy Reis-ul-Ulama Muhamed ef. Jusufspahic, Serbian mufti.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch came upon the invitation of Dr Miroslav Perisic, managing director of the Archives of Serbia and held a welcoming speech in front of the present at the promotion of the second volume of the book Moscow - Serbia, Belgrade - Russia 1804-1878.