Days of Slavic Literacy and Culture

This year in all dioceses of the Moscow Patriarchate, including the Outside, events and services will be organized on the occasion of the Days of Slavic Literacy and Culture. Hence Patriarch Kyrril of Moscow and All Russia issued a decree.

This holiday will be for the first time celebrated in Azerbaijan.

The newly appointed representative of the World Russian People’s Council to the United Nations visits the Church of St. Catherin

On 16 May 2010, the seventh Sunday after Pascha and the commemoration day of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, archpriest Igor Vyzhanov concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in-the-Fields, representation of the Orthodox Church in America to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the invitation of its rector, archimandrite Zacchaeus (Wood). The Revd. Igor was appointed to St. Nicholas Church in New York and representative of the World Russian People's Council to the United Nations by the Holy Synod on 5 March 2010.

Holy Liturgy in Gračanica Monastery on the feast of St. Athanasius the Great the Archbishop of Alexandria

The monastery of Gračanica today celebrated the feast of St. Athanasius the Great and the name day of Bishop Atanasije (Athanasius), the administrator of the Diocese of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija. Bishop Atanasije served Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of his deputy, Vicar Bishop Teodosije, and eight priests. In addition to the sisters of Gračanica Monastery and the nuns of Končul Monastery, the monks of Dečani and approximately ten faithful from Gračanica also took part in the Liturgy.

Patriarch Irinej serves in the Synaxis of All Serbian Saints church in Karaburma

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch served today on May 16, 2010 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints in Karaburma in Belgrade.

Following the end of the Holy Liturgy, on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the Choir of this holy church, His Holiness cut the slava cake.

Six-month memorial service for Patriarch Pavle

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and six-month memorial service to Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose in the Rakovica monastery.

His Holiness was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabrobosna and Their Graces Longin of Nova Grachanica-Midwest America and Atanasije of Hvosno.

The prayerful memorial service to Great First Hierarch of our Holy Church, besides his relatives, lots of pious people, priests and monks, was attended by Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, advisor to President of Serbia and Mr. Dragan Curovic, state secretary in Ministry of Faith.

New Bishop of American Orthodox Church

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, over 1000 faithful - including nine bishops, 125 clergy, and 100 seminarians and their families - gathered at Saints Peter and Paul Church here to celebrate the consecration of His Grace, Michael as Bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey.

Walled-in icons discovered on the Kremlin towers

Ancient icons were discovered on the Spasskaya and Nikolskaya Towers of the Kremlin. They were walled in during Soviet times and have been deemed lost for a long time now. "The fact is that the icons were discovered at least on two towers (of the Kremlin - IF). This is an epoch-making event as far as cultural discoveries are concerned," head of the Council of Trustees of the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation Vladimir Yakunin said at a press conference held by Interfax.