Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended today, on the Holy Ascension of Our Lord Day – Spasovdan, the Patron Saint Day of Belgrade, a Liturgy in the Church of the Ascension, and the traditional Spasovdan Procession through the streets of Belgrade.
The Divine Liturgy in the Church of Ascension was served by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and Their Graces Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and Bishop Andrej of Austria and Switzerland and the clergy. Host of this year’s Patron Saint Day of Belgrade was Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, director of the Museum of cars and former Minister of culture and information.
The ceremonial marking of Spasovdan was attended by Mr Sinisa Mali, Mayor of Belgrade, Mr. Goran Vesic, City Manager, Mr. Andrija Mladenovic, member of the City Assembly and great number of citizens. The procession through Belgrade started at the Church of Ascension in Gepratova Street, then to Kneza Milosa Street, Kralja Milana Street, followed by the first prayer near the Terazije Fountain. The procession then continued to Knez Mihailova Street, then Pariska Street, to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel, where the second prayer was held. After that, the procession went to Pop Lukina Street, Brankova Street, Kraljice Natalije, Dobrinjska and ended in the front of the Church of Ascension where a church service was held in memory of all fallen heroes of Belgrade.