This past weekend was a very historic one for the Serbian Church and people. His Holiness Patriarch Irinej was enthroned “in the ancient See of the Serbian Archbishops and Patriarchs, in the Church of the Holy Apostles in this Holy Lavra of Pech.” Fellow blogger George Patsourakos mentioned on his blog Theology and Society (here) the Patriarch’s comments after the ceremony:
“From this holy place we plead the powerful actors of the world not to burden their souls with sin by finding a solution for this southern Serbian province that will deprive the Serbian nation of its heritage, prosperity, graves of ancestors and its sacred sites.”
You can read his enthronement homily here.
View a video clip here.