His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service in Oplenac on the occasion of 89 years since the death of King Peter I Karadjordjevic.
A two-day traditional brotherly meeting of the priesthood of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, which was held this year in Kosovska Mitrovica, began with the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Demetrius the Great Martyr . Locum Tenens of the Diocese, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served the Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan, ten priests and two deacons from the hierarchal regencies.
On Sunday, August 15, 2010 in the monastery of St. Stephen the First martyr and Archdeacon in Slanci near Belgrade, the Patron's feast day was formally celebrated. His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of priesthood of the regency of Vracar-Grocka.
After the participation in a celebration of the Patron's feast day of the monastery of Saint Archdeacon Stephen in Banjska, Minister of Internal Affairs and Vice President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic visited the Gracanica Monastery where he was cordially welcomed by His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan.
Local officials say thousands of Orthodox Christians from Greece, Russia and Georgia will attend mass to be held at a historic monastery in Turkey for the first time since 1923. Turkish authorities have reopened the Byzantine-era stone monastery of Sumela near the Black Sea - built nearly 1,000 feet into the side of a mountain - for once-yearly worship. Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, will hold the first liturgy there on Sunday.
Experiencing the worst heat wave in Russia since record-keeping began more than 130 years ago, the Russian people have been suffering from uninterrupted high temperatures for the past 50 days and deteriorating air quality as a result of more than 500 active fires burning nationwide. News agencies have reported that more than 50 people have died so far from the fires and an estimated 5,000 others have died as a result of the heat and poor air quality in Western Russia.