According to a report of the brethren of the Serbian Monastery of Sts Cosmas and Damian in Zociste, a local Albanian individual has recently seized a parcel of land, belonging to the monastery. The brethren have discovered that one of local Albanians unlawfully ploughed up and farmed the piece of land, situated not far from the monastery, reports the Kosovo Diary portal. At the same time, the monastery possesses all necessary documentation for this land.
The Holy Father will meet twice the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, hold an ecumenical meeting in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, and sign a joint declaration. The pilgrimage will also mark the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch of Constantinople Athenagoras.
The pope will hold two meetings with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, as well as an ecumenical meeting in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. He will also sign a joint declaration.
The Polish Orthodox Church will return to the Julian calendar. This decision was taken during the spring session of the Council of Bishops, which took place on March 18 at the residence of Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland.
The decision was taken due to the fact that most of parishes of the Polish Orthodox Church (96%) celebrate church holidays on the Old Calendar. Thus, the Council canceled the decree of April 12, 1924, that introduced the New Calendar into the Polish Church.
Interparlimentary Association on Orthodoxy- Febraury-March 2014
The I.A.O. delegation consisted by Mr. Anastasios Nerantzis, Member oΕthe Hellenic Parliament, I.A.O. Secretary General, Mr. Sergei Popov, Member of the Russian State Duma, President of the I.A.O. General Assembly, Mr. Joseph Iskander, Member of the Parliament of Sudan, Member of the I.A.O. International Secretariat, Mr. Fuad Kokaly, Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Member of the I.A.O. Committee on Human Rights, and the I.A.O. advisors, Mr. Kostas Mygdalis and Mr. Valery Alexeev, realized a visit to Cairo (28 February – 2 March 2014).
The Orthodox Monastery of Saints Ninian and Cuthbert to become the first Orthodox Monastery in the Hebrides18. March 2014 - 9:28
Mull Historical Society describes Kilninian, built in 1755, as ‘one of the oldest (churches), and until very recently, still used for worship. Possibly standing on the site of an earlier medieval church, it first appears in the records of 1561, where it is stated that the parsonage of ‘Keilnoening’ had formerly belonged to the Abbot of Iona.’
The more recent history of the church includes the few years when Fr Stephen and his small community tried to found a Catholic monastery around Kilninian. When they changed their plans and moved instead to mainland Scotland, they very generously donated the church to the Orthodox Church, under condition that Kilninian would still be used as the home of a monastic community.
It is ten years today since a pogrom was committed against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and its order-givers and organizers from Albanian political and paramilitary structures have still remained unnamed and unpunished.