Archbishop Hilarion visits ruined and restored churches in Kosovo and Metohija

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations, on a visit to Kosovo and Metochia, together with Bishop Artemije of Rasko-Prizren and Kosovo-Metochia, came to see ruined and restored Orthodox churches there. They were accompanied by representatives of the International Peacekeeping Force in Kosovo.

The St. Petka parish in San Marcos celebrates church Slava

The parishioners of the St. Petka-Paraskeva Serbian Orthodox parish in San Marcos in southern California, celebrated their church Slava yesterday with the Divine Liturgy officiated by their diocesan hierarch, His Grace Bishop Maxim. Concelebrating were the priests: Velimir Petakovic, Milan Vukovic, Hieromonks Nektarije and Jovan as well as Deacon Paul Germain.

Cincinnati parish celebrates 100th anniversary

It  was certainly a memorable weekend. More then we could have ever imagined. Bishop was welcomed at the Vesper Service by the Parish Priest Prota Petar Petrovic, visiting Clergy, all of the Executive Board and a full Church of faithful. The following day, Sunday, October 25, the consecration of the Holy Table as well as the blessing of the bishop's throne, table of Oblation, Icon stands and Cantor Stand was had.

Consecration of new building of Megatrend University in Belgrade

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral consecrated a bulding of Megatrend University, on Wednesday 28,2009, with the concelebration of five presbyters and two deacons. Dr. Mica Jovanovic, dean; Dr. Vladan Kutleshic, vice-chancellor; Dr. Milivoje Pavlovic, dean of the Faculty of Culture and Media; other professors, students and faculty staff were present at the rite.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as part of his Patriarchal and Apostolic Visit to the United States met yesterday, Wednesday, October 28, with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters.

The Secretary General warmly received the Ecumenical Patriarch, and after the two were photographed together, His All Holiness signed the official visitor's book.

The meeting that ensued was held in a cordial atmosphere. The discussion revolved around the issues of mutual environmental concerns, climate change and the initiatives for dialogue among people, religions and cultures.

Fordham University Bestows Highest Honor on Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Fordham University conferred yesterday its highest honor, the Honorary Doctorate of Laws, to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew "for his remarkable service to the world community and for the principles that he continues to uphold."

The solemn and historic conferral ceremony was held in the University Church at the Rose Hill Campus in Bronx, NY and was attended by many hundreds of people, University officials and trustees, professors and students, clergy of the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox Churches, honored guests and hundreds of faithful.