Patriarch Irinej to Visit Chicagoland

His Holiness the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch +IRINEJ, 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 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.