Patriarch Daniel sends condolences to Serbian Holy Synod after repose of Patriarch Irinej

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his ‘deep sorrow’ to the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church after the repose of Patriarch Irinej on Friday.

Calling the Serbian Patriarch ‘a venerable and well-known personality of contemporary Orthodoxy,’ Patriarch Daniel prays for the rest of his soul among the righteous ‘in the light, peace and love of the Most Holy Trinity.’

Patriarch Daniel’s message of condolence to the Serbian Holy Synod: full text

It is with deep sorrow that we learned about the passing away of our beloved brother in Christ, the worthy to remember Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, a venerable and well-known personality of the contemporary Orthodoxy.

We share the suffering caused by this difficult trial, and address, on behalf of the hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, fraternal condolences to the members of the Holy Synod and to the entire Serbian Orthodox Church.

We pray Christ, our Lord, the One Who is the resurrection and the life (John 11:25), to rest the soul of Patriarch Irinej with the righteous ones in the light, peace and love of the Most Holy Trinity.

May his eternal remembrance be from generation to generation!

Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Photography courtesy of EPA / Srđan Suki

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