Metropolitan Christopher’s Body Arrives at Cathedral and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy is Celebrated Funeral

The body of His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of blessed repose arrived at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, at 8:00 AM today, where it was met at the Cathedral doors one last time by His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western America Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and where it will lie in state until 9:00 pm.

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Metropolitan Christopher at Funeral Matins

Hundreds of faithful and clergy from across the United States gathered at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago on Monday night to bid farewell to His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of blessed repose, who fell asleep in the Lord on August 18th.

The Funeral service was celebrated by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of America and Canada (OCA), and concelebrated by His Grace Bp. Georgije of Canada, His Grace Bp. Longin of the New Gracanica - Midwest Diocese, His Grace Bp. Mitrophan of the Eastern Diocese, His Grace Bp. Maxim of the Western American Diocese, His Grace Bp. Irinej of Australia and New Zeland, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate (O.C.A.), His Grace Bp. Petar of Cleveland, Vicar of Midwest Diocese (ROCOR), His Grace Bp. Mark - Diocese of Toledo and Midwest (Antiochian Orthodox Church), His Grace Bp. Daniel of Western Eparchy (Ukrainian), His Grace Bp. Demetrios of Mokissos (Greek Metropolitanate of Chicago).

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese issues statement on the rebuilding of NYC's St. Nicholas Church

The growing controversy over the construction of a mosque in close proximity to Ground Zero has raised a new awareness of the plight of the faithful of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was completely destroyed when World Trade Center Tower Two collapsed on it on 9/11. On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, Fox News aired a special report on the church, transforming what primarily had been a local/regional issue into a national one. The following day, Fox reported that Port Authority officials alleged that the issue was "dead."

Russian Orthodox Church collects over 39 million roubles in aid to victims of wildfires

By August 20, the amount of 39 052 000 roubles, 26 254 US dollars and 5 451 euros has come to the accounts of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service by August 18, the has reported.

The present needs are as follows:
- oxygen cylinders (medical) and 240-litre plastic bags
- foodstuffs: canned meat and fish, tinned stewed meat, cereals, macaroni, milk and drinking water
- fire fighting appliances: 51-mm fire hoses and adapter connectors for pumps, petrol-powered pumps; 110×51-triplex valves, special clothes, axes, tarpaulin gauntlets, petrol-powered saws, respirators, special footwear with a thick sole, backpack fire-extinguishers.
- clothes and other things: (please bring only new clothes with labels) bed linen, underwear, socks for men and women, mattresses, beds, refrigerators, waffle-cloth towels, women's large-size nightgowns, large-size and light dressing gowns, field showers, deposable tableware, tarpaulin sleeping bags, tarpaulin tents.

Topic of Orthodoxy in China should be lifted up to level of the whole church

Rector of Sts Peter and Paul Parish in Hong Kong Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyayev is convinced that the whole Moscow Patriarchate should consider the problems of Orthodoxy in China. "It's extremely important, we have to spare no effort. The whole Church should consider the question: on one side, it involves bordering dioceses, on the other, theological educational establishments, and, on the third, the Department for External Church Relations. In fact, each synodal department can do something in this direction. The topic of Orthodoxy in China should be lifted up to the level of the whole church," Fr. Dionisy told Interfax-Religion.

Patriarch Irinej serves in Rajinovac monastery

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday, on a feast day of Saint Matthias the Apostle and Saint Anthony the Martyr, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Birth of Holt Theotokos in Rajinovac. His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Divine Liturgy in the Belgrade church of St. Marko.