LATEST NEWS: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8 a.m. - The Hilandar has reported that the fires approached to 3.5 km from the monastery.
Since last night, due to unfavorable wind direction, the fire moved by 1.5 km towards the Hilandar. In relation to the line of defense wich fireprotecting road represents in the area of Proto Nero, the fire is only 700 meters away, which is extremely dangerous for the defense of the Hilandar. Forty-nine firefighters ,rescuers, from Serbia with four fire engines and other operational vehicles are expected to arrive any moment.
In the United States of America, the internet site “Free Archbishop Jovan” (see here) which informs the English speaking public about the state persecution on religious grounds in R. Macedonia, targeted against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the Bishops, clergy, monasticism and faithful people of the canonical Church in our fatherland, the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, is active for several years.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attends inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic12. June 2012 - 9:28
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended yesterday, on June 11, 2012 on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic. The reception at the building of the Presidency of Serbia was also attended by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa and His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Serbian Patriarch.
At the special session of the Assembly of Serbia, Mr. Tomislav Nikolic passed his oath yesterday and began a five-year term as president of Serbia. The ceremony at the House of the National Assembly of Serbia was attended by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa and Jovan of Sumaidja, as well as Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of the Serbian Patriarch.
The regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church has begun this morning with the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral Church which was led by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.