The Palestinian National Authority has filed a request with UNESCO to put the church built on the site of Christ's birth in Bethlehem on its World Heritage List, making it the first such site on the Palestinian territory.
The list comprises 704 monuments with cultural properties, 180 with natural and 27 with mixed properties.
On the occasion of the Statehood Day and the Day of the Army of Serbia in the amphitheatre of the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade a formal academy was held which was attended by high officials of the Government, the Army of Serbia and diplomatic cord and also by His Grace Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of the Patriarch and priests of the side chapel of the Military Medical Academy.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich, our Cathedral choir, visited nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and private homes through the northern portion of Chicago, Cook and DuPage counties and southern Lake County, traveling through the more than 1500 square miles that comprises the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Libertyville and Chicago.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral served yesterday the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Ressurection of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Podgorica. After the Liturgy in the crypt of the church a monograph about Patriarch Gavrilo Dozic "We live in sanctity and freedom" by the author monk Pavle (Dozic)was presented.
Russia will take part in the restoration of Orthodox Christian shrines in Kosovo. In an arrangement with UNESCO, Russia will donate $ 2 mln for this in 2010 - 2011.
This money will be spent on restoring four Orthodox facilities which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list - the monastery of the Serbian Patriarchate in Peć, monasteries in Dečani and Gračanica and the church of the Mother of God in Prizren. Russia is also organizing the necessary administrative work and expert examinations. It will send there experienced architects, engineers and experts who will take part in the restoration works.
An illustrated monograph "Serbian Patriarchate" of the historian of the Serbian Orthodox Church protopresbyter staurophor Professor Dr. Pregrag Puzovic, which has been published recently by "Pravoslavna rec" from Novi Sad presents a great scientific and publishing project.