Visit to begin at Chicago Cathedral
Chicago, IL - His Holiness the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch +IRINEJ, Administrator of our God-protected Metropolitanate of Libertyville-Chicago, will be formally welcomed at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, with a Service of Doxology on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011, at 7:30PM, as he begins his Patriarchal Visit to the United States. His Holiness will also celebrate the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at our Cathedral on Sunday, February 27th, 2011, at 9:30 AM, which will be followed by a festive banquet given by our community in honor of the visit of our Patriarch and Spiritual Father.
His Holiness Patriarch +IRINEJ is the 45th in line on the Blessed Throne of Serbian Patriarchs, and 54th successor of St. Sava as head of the Holy Serbian Church. On January 22, 2010, he was elected by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to succeed His Holiness Patriarch +PAVLE of Thrice-Blessed Memory.
All parishioners and friends are invited to share in the great joy of this Patriarchal Visit through their prayerful participation in the Doxology Service and Patriarchal Divine Liturgy.