Eparchial (Diocesan) News
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".
At the Gallery of the National Museum in Vranje from February 12 until 22, 2012 within the celebration of the Statehood Day of Serbia an exhibition " Sava Tekelija - A great Serbian benefactor" isbeing held.