FJCR fears tragic consequences of Kosovo independence

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) predicts "the most tragic consequences" of unilateral declaration of the Kosovo independence.

Moscow Patriarchate representative in Brussels wishes courage, patience to Kosovan Serbs

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - Bishop of Vienna and Austria Hilarion, who represents the Russian Church at European international organizations, has said he hopes the Orthodox residents of Kosovo "to face continuing sufferings with courage and patience."

Bishop Irinej meets with Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad , Head of External affairs for the Moscow Patriarchate

Bishop Irinej

On the Great Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, 15 February 2008, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand attended the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox Representation in Geneva, celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad and His Grace Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria, together with clergy from the Orthodox Churches of Russia, Poland and in America, including the Very Rev. Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations for the Orthodox Church in America. Following the Festal Divine Liturgy, a reception was held attended by numerous local faithful, dignitaries and students from the religious and academic communities of Geneva.

The Official Internet Presentation of the Serbian Orthodox Church Ranks Among the First 50 Best Domestic Internet Presentations

PC

Just like in the previous years, the official Internet Presentation of the Serbian Orthodox Church ranked among the 50 best domestic internet presentations in 2007, according to the editor in chief of the PC magazine. The complete list was pulished in the 141. number of the February issue and can be seen at http://www.pcpress.co.yu/top50/

Bishop Grigorije and His Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II visited Patriarch of Moscow Alexei II

His Grace Bishop of Herzegovina Grigorije and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine visited today His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexei II in Danilovsky (St. Daniel Monastery), the residence of His Holiness.

On this occasion also present were HE Mr. Stanimir Vukicevic, the Ambassador of Serbia to the Russian Federation, Mr. Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy Council, Mr. Radomir Zivanic, owner of Verano Motors and Mr. Dejan Bodiroga, famous Serbian basketball player.