On the occasion of a major holiday dedicated to the first Serbian Archbishop and educator, the founder of Serbian Orthodox Church, Serbian State and educational system – St. Sava, HRH Crown Prince Alexander II extended his congratulations to His Holiness Patriarch Pavle, V. Rev. Dr Vladan Perisic – Dean of the Faculty of Theology, H.E. Prof. Dr Milan Radulovic – Serbian Minister of Religion, H.E. Slobodan Vuksanovic – Serbian Minister of Education and Sport and Dr Milan Savic – Director of “St. Sava” Hospital.
“St. Sava is a tremendously important figure in the history and culture of Serbian people, being the founder of the Serbian Church, Serbian State and education. Owing to him, Serbian literature was born and art flourished. He was the unifier who brought to the Balkans neighbours and worked for mutual benefit of its people. The name of St. Sava is written in golden letters in the history of Serbian people. For ages, generations have remembered him with love, respect and gratitude. And we are doing exactly that today”, stated Crown Prince Alexander II in His letter of congratulations.
The Crown Prince wished a happy Patron Saint’s Day to all the teachers, pupils and students who celebrate this holiday, and wished them a lot of success in treading the footsteps of this great teacher and protector of ours.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Catherine shall spend St. Sava Day visiting Toronto, Canada. On January 27th Royal Couple shall host a cocktail in Granit Club. This occasion will be an opportunity to raise funds for modernization of Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Hospitals in Serbia and Montenegro. Their Royal Highnesses will be the guests of honour on St. Sava Ball in Royal York Hotel in Toronto on January 28th, and on Sunday, January 29th Royal Couple will be attending Church Service in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Mississauga. The Royal Couple will be given a VIP tour of the Sick Kid’s Hospital in Toronto in order to visit the respiratory reconstruction facility as well as the cancer and cardiac units on Monday, January 30th.