Church of Serbia – 7/5/18
After the introduction of religious service into the Army of Serbia, the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces celebrated on 6 May 2018, for the first time, its Patron Saint-day (slava), the Holy Great-martyr George.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by mayor Revd. Sladjan Vlajic, the chief priest of the Serbian Armed Forces, and Captain Revd. Djordje Dimic, military chaplain at the Command of the Serbian Army; military chaplains Mayor Revd. Nemanja Petrovic from the Military Academy, Captain Sasa Sovilj from the Military Medical Academy, Captain Djordje Stojisavljevic from the 1st Brigade of the Serbian Army and Captain Selimir Vagic from the River Flotilla; as well as by protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic. The choir Mojsije Popovic sang responses.
After the arrival to the barracks Banjica 2, the Patriarch was welcomed by the Envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Minister of Defense Mr. Aleksandar Vulin and the Chief of the Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic with many generals, officers and other members of the Serbian Armed Forces.
At the end of the Liturgy, Serbian Patriarch Irinej blessed slava cake and broke it with the host, General Ljubisa Dikovic and other guests.