Patron Saint-day of the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Jajinci

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to these Slavic saints in Jajinci, in Belgrade,  on 24 May 2020, on the feast day of Saints Equal-to-the Apostles Brothers Cyril and Methodius.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by archpriest Milan Lazarevic, presbyter Milan Stoiljkovic, protodeacon Damjan Bozic and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic, in a prayerful presence of protopresbyter-staurophor Dimitrije Kalezic and the faithful people. The host of the slava was Jovan and Maja Ralevic with their family. 

The memory of the flooded church in Drinjaca has not been faded out

 On May 24, 2020, His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Zvornik and Tuzla, officiated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the consecration of the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius at Drinjača, which was flooded over during the construction of the hydroelectric power plant in 1955.

In the new church dedicated to the Holy Deacon Habakkuk, the Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Vidoje Lukić, Bishop’s dean in Zvornik, protopresbyter-staurophor Slavenko Tomić, parish priest in Zvornik, presbyter Mladen Pantić, parish priest in Medjaš-Trnjača, and protodeacon Slavoljub Milosevic.

The Patron Saint Day of the Theological Seminary and Chilandar Metochion in Nis

On 24th May 2020, on the sixth Sunday after Pascha - the Sunday of the Blind, the Holy Brothers, Equal-to-the-Apostles Cyril and Methodius were solemnly celebrated in the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, the Chilandar metochion in Nis.

On that day, the Church patron saint day was celebrated (the Sunday of Myrrh-bearing women), whose solemn celebration was postponed for the day when the Theological Seminary in Nis celebrates its patron saint day as well. That is why the Paschal service was sung at the Liturgy.

Dedication feast of St. Nicholas church in Zemun

On the feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas of Myra, on May 22, 2020, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church (18th C.) in Zemun, Belgrade.

The Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by abbot of the Tuman monastery, Archimandrite Dimitrije; archpriest staurophor Djordje Knezevic, hieromonk Petar of Tuman, priests Vukasin Teofilovic, Andjelko Doder and Ivan Faranov, as well as  archdeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Hadzi Dragan S. Tanasijevic.

The President with the Patriarch: Politics interferes with the internal organization of the Church in Montenegro

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, said after a meeting with President Aleksandar Vucic that it was clear that Milo Djukanovic’s plan was that in Montenegro there was no longer the Serbian Orthodox Church or Serbian Orthodox people. President Vucic points out that politics interferes with the internal Church organization and essentially spiritual matters, and even wants to establish a new church in Montenegro.

President Aleksandar Vucic and Serbian Patriarch Irinej discussed the situation of the Serbian people and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro. Patriarch Irinej said that the situation in Montenegro was more difficult than it had ever been in history.