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Serbia: Patriarch Irinej leads Orthodox Christmas liturgy01:24

Serbia: Patriarch Irinej leads Orthodox Christmas liturgy

Serbia, Belgrade
January 7, 2015 at 02:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia marked the start of the Serbian Orthodox Christmas, leading a Christmas day liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Michael in Belgrade, Wednesday.

Scores of believers including Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Minister of Justice Nikola Selakovic, Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar and the House of Karadjordjevic (the Serbian royal family) were all in attendance to commemorate the first of the three-day Christmas celebrations.

In addition to the Serbian Orthodox Church, the January 7 holiday is celebrated by the Russian, Georgian, Bulgarian and Macedonian Orthodox churches as well as the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Serbia: Patriarch Irinej leads Orthodox Christmas liturgy01:24
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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia marked the start of the Serbian Orthodox Christmas, leading a Christmas day liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Michael in Belgrade, Wednesday.

Scores of believers including Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Minister of Justice Nikola Selakovic, Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar and the House of Karadjordjevic (the Serbian royal family) were all in attendance to commemorate the first of the three-day Christmas celebrations.

In addition to the Serbian Orthodox Church, the January 7 holiday is celebrated by the Russian, Georgian, Bulgarian and Macedonian Orthodox churches as well as the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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