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English08/10/2019

ORDER OF SAINT SAVA OF FIRST DEGREE TO PATRIARCH IRINEJ

 

BELGRADE, October 8 /SRNA/ - His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia was awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the 1st Degree Tuesday evening.

 

"The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church /SOC/ has decided to honor Patriarch Irinej with the Order of Saint Sava for many years of dedicated work, as well as for wisdom and responsibility," said His Eminence Vicar Bishop Stefan of Remesiana on Tuesday evening at the ceremony "Zavet Svetog Save" marking the 800th anniversary of the SOC.

At the ceremony held at the Sava Centre, the Order of Saint Sava of the 1st Degree was presented to the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and the Order of Saint Simeon Mirotočivi to the Serb member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik.

Vučić was awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the 1st Degree for his active love for the mother Church, and his commitment to the Serb people and the integrity of Serbia, and especially to the preservation of Kosovo and Metohija within its borders.

Dodik was awarded the Order of Saint Simeon Mirotočivi for his active love for the mother Church and his commitment to the Serb people and Republika Srpska.

Patriarch Irinej presented the orders to Vučić and Dodik.

The decision to award such high recognitions was made by the Holy Synod of the SOC. /end/vos