Side chapel consecrated at General Staff

21/10/13

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar, Bishop in charge of the religious service in the Army, and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, and in the presence of the chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic, performed the great consecration of the liturgical area at the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces.

On the feast day of Saint Stefan and Saint Jelena Stiljanovic, on 17 October 2013 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan; protopresbyter-stavrophor Sava Jovic, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops; protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Administrative Office of the Patriarchate; protopresbyter-stavrophor Radivoj Panic, hieromonk Dositej, brother of the Hilandar Monastery; protodeacon Stevica Rapajic and deacon Vladimir Rumenic, consecrated the side chapel at the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces and the Human Resources Department at Banjica.

The great consecration of the church devoted to Great Martyr George and the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was attended by chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic with closest associates, as well as military priesthood of all confessions.

His Holiness presented gramatas, as a sign of special acknowledgement for the engagement towards the Mother Church: Major General Sladjan Djordjevic, Colonel Petar Boskovic, Colonel Stevan Karapandzin and Igor Jovicic.

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