On the Eve of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Sunday May 1st, delegation of the Committee for Jasenovac which consisted of protosyngellos Mr Jovan Culibrk, coordinator of the Committee and monk Mr Pavle Kondic by special invitation participated the central ceremony in the Memorial institution Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. During the ceremony President of Israel Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave speeches, while the central part of the ceremony was lighting the six memorial torches in memory of six million killed Jews during the World War Two. On behalf of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the ceremony Arcbishop Aristarch of Constantina, the Secretary General of the Holy Synod, participated, as well as the representatives of other Christian communities in the Holy Land.
Father Srboljub Jockovich brings the gifts to the altar during the Divine Liturgy for Holy Saturday service at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church. Jockovich is flanked by cantors Milan Radonovic, left and Nicholas Govelovich. Source: The Patriot-News
The Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Vespers was served on Holy Saturday at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in San Gabriel. Paschal Matins and the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was served at St. Stevan's Cathedral.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, Mr. Karolos Papoulias, the president of the Republic of Greece.