Head of the Russian Orthodox Church extends his congratulations to Patriarch Pavle on Patron saint`s day13. April 2009 - 22:03
His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia in an epistle to Archbishop Pavle of Pec , Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia extended his congratulations on Patron Saint`s Day - Lazarus Saturday.
Your Holiness, the beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant!
With sincere brotherly sentiments I express warmest congratulations on Patron Saint`s Day. I pray continually to God for sustaining bodily and psychological strength of Your Holiness, on this day of victory of resurrection and life and I want You joy in Our Lord Jesus Christ and His unlimited help to You and the whole God-loving Serbian church.
With brotherly love in the Lord
+KYRILL, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Bishop Artemije of Ras and Prizren and of Kosovo and Metohija announced today a continuation of the action of collecting supplies for opening seven more public kitchens, which are needed at the moment to feed the Serbian people who are starving in isolated enclaves in the province. The action with a slogan " 1 SMS for 1 meal for the hungry in Kosovo and Metohija" is starting today with a broadcast of a new TV commercial on the RTS which is going to have a premiere at the news conference at the "Media centre".
His Eminence Archbishop Amfilohije of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral has served today on the holiday of Lazarus Saturday Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at a new-established side chapel at the MMA in Belgrade which is dedicated to St. Luke Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, the saint, surgeon, painter and hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church of the 20th century. His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia also took part in the liturgy, who celebrated by praying his family patron saint.
His Eminence Archbishop Amfilohije of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral served evening service on the Eve of Palm Sunday at the small church of St Sava at Vrachar with the concelebration of the priesthood of this holy temple. At the end of the evening service, after a consecration of five-bread vessel, Metropolitan Amfilohije addressed the gathered faithful people and consecrated willow branches. After that, a holiday procession followed around the small church and the cathedral.
hierodeacon Jovan (Panic)
The meeting between Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko took more than three and a half hours and was the Patriarch's most lengthy meeting with a head-of-state.
"I wanted to attract your attention to the open character of the talks. I wished to learn the position of the president on various issues," Kirill said.
Fordham University has received a $2 million gift to establish the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture.
The donation comes from the Jaharis Family Foundation, which provides grants to arts, cultural and religious institutions.