Church of Serbia – 22/7/2020
July 19th, 2020 was the celebration of the 14th anniversary of the archpastoral service of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church
On this occasion, the plenitude of the Eastern American Diocese, clergy, monastics and all the faithful, send best wishes and prayers to their Bishop in hope of a long and fruitful life in the Lord’s Vineyard, in the glorious City of New York, on the East Coast of our wonderful and blessed country, America!
The letter of congratulations to His Grace on behalf of the clergy, monastics and faithful:
Today, when we celebrate the 14th year of your archpastoral service to the Lord, to your Church and the Serbian people, we congratulate you from the bottom of our hearts on this meaningful anniversary, both for us and for the whole Diocese.
Your goodness and fatherly love has won the hearts of many God-seeking souls!
Your joy in its totality displays the One whom you represent here on earth and in Whose High Place you worthily stand!
The Divine Liturgy through which you iconically make present the Kingdom of God without any doubt and unconditionally, manifests the perfection of the Kingdom of God where everything is perfect and filled harmoniously with peace and love.
We, your spiritual children, congratulate you on this day from the bottom of our hearts and from the depths of our souls we exclaim:
Many years to you, Your Grace, indeed, many and blessed! AXIOS!!!