Prayerful memorial service to Prince Paul at Cathedral church4. October 2012
Tonight, on October 4, 2012 after the vesper service at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch will served the memorial service for Prince Paul Karadjordjevic, Princess Olga and Prince Nikola.
Next day, the Divine Liturgy will be served at the Cathedral Church, and later the commemoration will be served. In the afternoon hours the remains will be transferred to the church of Saint George on Oplenac.
On Saturday, October 6, 2012 in the church of Saint George on Oplenac the Divine Liturgy will be served, and the the remains of Prince Paul Karadjordjevic, Princess Olga and Prince Nikola will be buried in the crypt of the church on Oplenac.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN2BED-O7io&feature=plcp
Serbain Patriarch Eirinaios with Serbian Royal Family today in Belgrade.
Prince Paul granddaughter Hollywood actress Catherine Oxenberg attended service in Belgrade cathedral.
More about Prince Paul:http://www.princepaulroyalexile.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Paul_of_YugoslaviaRemains of Serbian royals lie in state in BelgradeOctober 4, 2012
BELGRADE -- The remains of Prince Pavle Krađorđević, his wife Olga and son Nikola are today lying in state in Belgrade's Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel.
The citizens will have a chance to pay their respects until Friday afternoon, after which the bodies of the three members of the Serbian and later Yugoslav royal family will be taken to historic Oplenac, in central Serbia, to be buried in the crypt of the Church of St. George - the resting place of their ancestors.
Their remains were exhumed in Switzerland last week.
The ceremonies today - attended by top state officials, family members, and citizens - began in front of the church, where the national anthem was sounded, after which the coffins were brought inside.
Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej served memory service for the souls of the three members of the Krađorđević family.
President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić were in attendance.
The daughter of Prince Pavle, Elizabeth Karađorđević and members of her family were also present at the church this afternoon, as was Crown Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević.
Prince Palve Krađorđević was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1893, and died in Paris, France, in 1976.
After King Aleksandar I Karađorđević was assassinated in France in 1934, Pavle became Yugoslav regent and remained in this role until 1941 and the Nazi German occupation, when he and his family left the country and subsequently lived in exile.
Declared a war criminal by the post-war Communist Yugoslav government, he was politically rehabilitated by the Serbian authorities last year, and will, along with his wife and son, be buried in Oplenac with highest state honors.