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The Moscow Patriarchate is concerned with the future of Orthodox shrines in Kosovo

Одеса Moscow, February 29, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is concerned with the future of Orthodox shrines in Kosovo as the region unilaterally declared its independence. When asked by the Vesti TV channel if there is a danger to lose them in result of Kosovo's independence, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Kirill said: "Sure, there is such a danger."

Message of Support by Archbishop Christopher

Archbishop Christophor

Metropolitan Christopher, Primate of the Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, sent a letter of support to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle and to the Serbian people, in view of the unilateral proclamation of independence of the Kosovo province. His Beatidute, Metropolitan Christopher, wrote:

“Your Holiness, allow me to express my support in these days of agony the Serbian Orthodox Church as well as the entire Serbian people are passing through.

Metropolitan Amfilohije: Kosovo is the Serbian Holy City of Jerusalem

Молебан

In his sermon following the prayer service for the salvation of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija in front of the Temple of Saint Sava, the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands, Amfilohije, launched the message that the Serbian people had to say to the world that "as long as we exist, Kosovo is the apple of our eye, our heart, the heart of our heart, our holy city of Jerusalem and that we cannot renounce it, just like we cannot renounce our soul and our fate''. His Eminence Amfilohije said that "Kosovo represents a huge tribunal and that today we, the Albanians and the Americans, the British and the French are undergoing judgement in Kosovo''. The plateau in front of the temple church was completely filled with people who had arrived from the mass protest held in front of the National Parliament.

Sources: www.tanjug.co.yu and www.svetigora.com

Public Announcement by the Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Following Consultations Held at the Serbian Patriarchate

The session was convoked in view of the latest illegal selfdeclaration of independence by the so-called Albanian parliament in Pristina. Some great states which have enriched themselves with wordly powers have recognized this act by the parliament of Pristina and, as we have said before, they have cast shame on themselves as well as their historical path, minding only their bare interests.

Yet, our concern goes to our people, which is deeply and justifiedly embittered by this injustice and violence. We know from our ages long church experience that every violence ends up with the perpetrator's ruin, for, as the proverb says, every power is of time, and that of God is eternal.

Special prayer (moleban) for the people of Kosovo and Metohija

ЧикагоOn the evening of Monday, February 18, 2008 more than 400 Serbian Orthodox Christians from throughout the Chicago area attended a special prayer service (moleban) at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. The service, led by His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher, Fr. Darko Spasojevic, and Deacon Damjan Bozic was prayerful and moving and a loving display of brotherhood and solidarity for the suffering Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija.

Serbian Orthodox Community of Arizona: Illegal Kosovo «independence» Protest

ILLEGAL KOSOVO SERBIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF ARIZONA

FEBRUARY 23RD 2008 AT 5:30PM

WESLEY BOLIN PLAZA (DOWNTOWN PHOENIX), 1700 W. WASHINGTON AVE.