Eparchial (Diocesan) News
His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoal and Bishop-administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American kyr Amfilohije in separate meetings these days received two Orthodox bishops in the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Buenos Aires, the seat of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American of the Serbian Patriarchate.
On Friday, August 17, Metropolitan Amfilohije was visited by Bishop John of Caracas and South American (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) and on Monday, August 20, the Metropolitan and our Cathedral church were visited by Metropolitan Siluan of Buenos Aires and All Argentina (Patriarchate of Antiochia).
A two year parastos was given by Mrs. Valerie Backo and family on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in memory of her father Metropolitan +Christopher of blessed memory.
Metropolitan Christopher, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America for over a decade, passed away on the eve of Transfiguration at his episcopal residence in Libertyville in 2010.
May the Lord grant him memory eternal.
Besides firemen and locals, also monks of the Tvrdos monastery and employees of the "Tvrdos Monastery Cellars" participated in fire fighting in an area of the village of Duzi. This is not the first time that the brotherhood of the monastery of Tvrdos helps in fire fighting in Herzegovina.
Serbian Unity Congress and the Ministry for Religion and Diaspora organized a Round table discussion with the topic "The role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the preservation of identity of Diaspora" on Monday, 21st of May.
His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe congratulated to Mr. Joachim Gauck, a newly elected President of Germany. In his letter, His Grace Bishop wished new president of Germany God's help in performing his very responsible duty.
Joachim Gauck is the eleventh president of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Federal Assembly elected him on March 18 of this year with majority votes. The current federal president is the rector of the Protestant church. He was an opponent of the regime in Eastern Germany, and following the reunification of Germany, he became Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives of former "Democratic Republic of Germany".