CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER ATTENDS CEREMONY SWIMMING FOR
HONOURABLE CROSS OF SABAC 2011
Belgrade, 19 January 2011 – HRH Crown Prince Alexander II
accompanied by Prof. Miroslav Gasic, member of the Crown Council attended today
traditional event “Swimming for the Honourable Cross of Sabac”, organized for
the eight time on the Holy Epiphany Day, under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince
The event started with Holy Liturgy that was served at the
Temple of St. Apostles Peter and Paul by His Grace Bishop of Sabac Lavrentije
followed by a Procession to the city beach at the banks of Sava River.
After His Grace Bishop Lavrentije blessed the gathering, HRH
Crown Prince Alexander delivered a speech emphasizing: “All participants today
showed great persistence and trust in God. Those are characteristics of the
best. Let us pray and hope that we adhere to these values in our everyday life,
as well. It is my great honour to be the patron of this event”.
Following the ceremony the race started with competitors who
swam 33 meters downstream the Sava River. HRH Crown Prince Alexander handed over
a special cup to the winner of this years’ Swimming for the Honourable Cross of
Sabac race, but also commended all participants and many citizens of Sabac who
came to mark the Holy Epiphany Day.