The Serbian Church and the Russian emigration (1920-1940)

Exhibition of the archival documents “The Serbian Orthodox Church and the Russian Emigration (1920-1940)

With the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Archives of the Serbian Orthodox Church is to hold an exhibition entitled "The Serbian Orthodox Church and the Russian Emigration (1920-1940)".

Bulgaria's cabinet allocates more funding for restoration of 9th century Great Basilica in Early Medieval Capital Pliska

Bulgaria’s Cabinet has allocated a total of BGN 770,000 (app. EUR 335,000) to the Ministry of Culture for completing the archaeological restoration of the9th century Great Basilica in the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD) Pliska.

Promotion of "the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija" in Oxford

Promotion of "the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija" in Oxford
Promotion of "the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija" in Oxford
Promotion of "the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija" in Oxford
Promotion of "the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija" in Oxford

On February 14, St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality in Oxford hosted a promotion of a truly splendid production—monograph on The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, Bishop Maxim of Western America and Prof. Olivera Popovic from Oxford University spoke about this volume.

Competition for erection of a monument in honor of Stefan Nemanja

The Board for erection of the Stefan Nemanja Memorial brought a decision to launch a domestic public tender for erection of a monument to Stefan Nemanja, as well as of the Memorial complex “Serbian Middle Ages”.

Belgrade, 11 February 2016. - At the proposal of Prime Minister and President of the Commission Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, the Board expressed its intention to locate the future monument to Stefan Nemanja and the Memorial complex at the corner of Knez Milos and Nemanja streets, the governmental office for cooperation with media announced. The final decision regarding the location will be brought at a future session, in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Assembly of Bishops issues common statement on sanctity of life

To mark the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States of America, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA [AOB] and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB] issued a common statement, titled “Seeking Life, Mercy, and Healing.”

Orthodox Nun Gabrielia and Indira Gandhi : The Story Untold

What can be the relation between a poor Greek Orthodox Christian nun and the Iron lady of India? It seems to be a very interesting story. Many Orthodox faithful, particularly in India, remain unaware about this incident. Gerontissa Gavrielia (Elder Gravilea)was a Greek Orthodox nun who spend several years in India taking care of the poor and sick.

Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium Announced for June 2016

Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music ( will host a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. The event will include presentations and workshops, music reading sessions, rehearsals, and will culminate in a festive hierarchical All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.  The event will also feature a special concert by the critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble Cappella Romana.

According to Archpriest Ivan Moody, ISOCM’s board chairman, the aim of this symposium is to bring together people involved in all aspects of music-making in the Orthodox Church - chanters, choir singers, composers, conductors and musicologists. Father Ivan said, “An event like this reinforces the idea that we can all learn from each other and together enrich the worship of the Church.”