Patriarch Irinej celebrated Liturgy at Gracanica Monastery on Saint Lazarus of Serbia Day

June 2015

On occasion of the Serbian Saint Lazarus  Day, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Gracanica Monastery in Kosovo and Metochia, with the concelebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Jovan of Slavonia, retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the priesthood and monks from some Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Following the Liturgy, in which about thousand believers participated, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch said that today all Serbs were spiritually on Kosovo.

The faithful from different regions of Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska and diaspora arrived both to Gracanica and to Gazimestan. With the memorial service to the fallen Serbian heroes the marking of Saint Lazarus of Serbia Day was concluded.

The sermon at Gazimestan was held by Metropolitan Amfilohije, who called upon the faithful to observe  the path of sacrificing for the good, progress, peace and love of all  our fellow-neighbors, because, as he pointed out, there is no greater love than that.