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Slava of journalists

Slava of journalists

The Association of journalists of Serbia (UNS) marked on Monday, November 21, 2011 its slava of St. Michael the Archangel. The slava cake was cut by archdeacon Mile MIlijancevic in the presence of the management of the UNS: president of UNS Ljiljana Smajlovic, secretary general of UNS Nino Brajovic.

The journalists of Serbia celebrated St. Michael the Archange as their slava until the Second World War. This tradition was restored by the UNS in 2001.

The letter of UNESCO Director-General to Serbian Patriarch

Your Beatitude, I wish to refer to your letter of 15 September 2011, concerning the World Heritage site of the Medieval Monuments in Kosovo. As you know, UNESCO's mission is to contribute to sustainable development, mutual understanding and peace through education, the sciences, culture and communication and information. Moreover, the Organization is convinced of the tremendous potentiai of cuiturai neritage as a motor for development, and as a tool for enhancing mutual understanding and social cohesion. I would like to assure you that UNESCO continues to spare no effort to safeguard the VVorld Heritage site of the Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, in close cooperation with the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the appropriate authorities and all the people committed to preserving the precious shared heritage of humankind.

Russians Flock To See Virgin Mary Relic

Russians Flock To See Virgin Mary Relic

Braving freezing cold temperatures and ice-covered sidewalks, tens of thousands of Russians stood in line Wednesday to see and kiss a newly arrived relic of the Virgin Mary in Russia’s largest Orthodox cathedral.

The Virgin Mary’s Cincture, a belt that Christians believe was worn by Jesus’ mother, was brought to Russia last month from Mount Athos, a monastic community in Greece.

Sacred Book Stolen from Buffalo Church

Sacred Book Stolen from Buffalo Church

A Buffalo church community is asking the public for help after someone broke into the church over the weekend.  "It was on Saturday morning that I was walking the dog and I noticed this light on this pole that was smashed," said Father Volodymer Zablotskyy.

It took another look for Father Zablotskyy to realize burglars used a ladder to creep up and tear cooper from the roof of the sides of the Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church. Some parts were stripped away completely.

Almost 300 thsd people venerated the Belt of the Mother of God in Moscow, over 2 millions of people - in Russia

About 285 thousands of people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin during its stay in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Headquarters for its stay in the capital told Interfax-Religion.

Tens of thousands of believers stand in the line to the church. Average time of waiting for access to the church is 24 hours. Not only Muscovites, but people from regions came to venerate the shrine.

691 buses with pilgrims have arrived at the cathedral for the time of the shrine's stay since November 19.