Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine celebrated the Patron Saint Day of the Royal Family – St. Andrew the First-Called, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade on December 13th, 2016. Mr Mario Majstorovic, President of the Kingdom of Serbia Association was guest at the reception, and Members of the Association helped the office of the Royal Palace in the organization and the realization of this solemnity.
The celebration was attended by Mrs. Alison, the daughter of Their Royal Highnesses and HRH Princess Victoria de Silva, the granddaughter of HRH Prince Tomislav and godchild of HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
In the morning, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated liturgy at the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called, together with the clergy of Belgrade-Karlovac Metropolitanate.
Upon completion of the Liturgy the act of cutting the Slava cake was performed in the Blue Room of the Royal Palace, which was conducted by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander addressed the present:
“Thank you for being here today to celebrate the Patron Saint’s Day of my family. Your Holiness, thank you for the Sacred Liturgy and the honour of being here with us. I would also like to thank the representatives of other religious communities who have come to our Slava. May you all spend this day in peace and health, and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”.
Divine Liturgy and the luncheon were attended by Their Graces Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, Bishop Pahomije of Vranje, Bishop Jovan of Kragujevac, Bishop Ignjatije of Branicevo, Mr Vladimir Bozovic, special advisor to Prime Minister of Serbia, Dr Mileta Radojevic, Director of Directorate for cooperation with religions and religious communities, members of advisory bodies to the Crown Mr Dragomir Acovic, Dr Dusan Batakovic, Mr Matija Beckovic, Prof. Dr Dragoljub Kavran, Prof. Dr Miroslav Gasic, Mr Predrag Markovic, Mr Slobodan Markovic, Mr Milan Parivodic, Mr Vladan Zivulovic, Mr Zoran Zivanovic, Mr Darko Spasic and Mr Ljubodrag Grujic, Reis-ul-ulema Sead ef. Nasufovic and other distinguished guests.
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