Today UNESCO's World Heritage Day was marked in Leposavic. As part of the program "Serbia in Serbia and Serbia in the world" an exhibition and the promotion of the book "Svetska bastina - Srbija" (World Heritage of Serbia) organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments was held in the Sava Dechanac Cultural Center.
The exhibition was opened by the Minister of Culture of Serbia, Mr. Nebojsa Bradic, while speakers at the promotion of the book included Gojko Milivojevic, director of the Cultural Center; Vera Pavlović Loncarski, director of the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia; and Marko Popovic, president of the Commission in the area of protection of cultural properties of great importance and properties of Serbian origin abroad.
Bishop Atanasije today served Holy Liturgy in the village of Donja Budriga, not far from Parteš (municipality of Gnjilane) with the concelebration of some ten priests and two deacons. The church of St. Paraskeva, recently renovated, was full of people. Two hundred faithful took part in the Liturgy, most of them from Kosovsko Pomoravlje and many took communion, especially children. During the Little Entrance of the Holy Liturgy Bishop Atanasije gave retired protopresbyter Živojin Trajković the pectoral cross of a protopresbyter-stavrophor in recognition of his pastoral work in Kosovsko Pomoravlje.
The reception was attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.
His Holiness held a reception today for Colonel Dr. Patrick Stephen Barrio, the true friend of the Serbian people who as the doctor as the member of the Blue helmets took part in the wars in Krajina, through Bosnia to Kosovo and Metohija. Mr. Patrik Stefan Barrio is the holder of the highest distinction of our Holy Church - Order of St. Sava.
Today on April 5/18 2010, on Sunday of the Myrrhgushers hieromonk Metodije (Markovic) was elected with a majority of votes by the brotherhood of the Chilandar Monastery for heugomen of the Nemanjic family. Father Metodije wa born in Cacak, on January 7,1970 by the parents Momchilo and Milka. Before he became the monk he had studed at the Electrotechnic Faculty in Belgrade. He has been in the monastery of Chilandar since 1994.
The Centro Aletti community with faith in the life-giving power of the Lord's Resurrection, announces the death of Cardinal Tomáš Špidlík that occurred on Friday, April 16th, at 9 p.m.Grateful for the many years during which we enjoyed his spiritual paternity and wisdom, we invite all to join in prayer to accompany him in the final and definitive passage of his faith journey towards a life without a sunset, a life more powerful than death through the grace of the Pascha of Christ.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno , Vicar of Patriarch, with the blessing and on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served in the Cathedral church in Belgrade memorial service for the suffered Poles in the plane crash near Smolensk. The memorial service was served to Archbishop Miron (Chodahovski), representatives of Pollsh Orthodox Church and the state authorities of Poland.