Delegation of the Ministry of Culture of Serbia led by Minister Nebojsa Bradic visited today His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The reception was attended by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka, the member of the Holy Synod of Bishops and Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.
The first of the common Lenten services (listed on the calendar page of our site) was held at the Holy Ascension church in Rockford IL.
Following information that is appearing in the daily press about the misuse of financial resources collected for the soup kitchens in Kosovo and Metohija, we feel morally responsible for informing the public about the facts relating to this unfortunate case.
The NGO "Majka devet Jugovića" has been operating since the year 2000 and thanks to the campaign "an SMS for a meal," we succeeded in establishing four soup kitchens, which have been operating all these years and providing meals for the socially most vulnerable food Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija.
After morning prayer liturgical hours, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served today at the Cathedral Church the Lityrgy of the Presanctifies Gifts. The faithful who had prepared by fasting and prayer partook Divine Gifts.
The administrator of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, His Grace Bishop Atanasije and Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan, with the concelebration of protosingel Mihajlo from Prizren, served a memorial service today in the church of St. Nicholas in Pristina for the victims of the terrorist attack on the Nis Express bus in the village of Livadice near Podujevo.
Today's memorial service in Pristina was attended by about fifty family members of those killed, survivors from the bus and the faithful.
"I pray to God to grant the victims of Livadice a place in the kingdom of heaven together with all of God's people in the embrace of Abraham. The embrace of Abraham is the hand of the Lord, which holds the righteous as it is beautifully shown on the frescos in our monasteries. We commemorate them and sing their eternal remembrance. Children, brothers and fathers, it is important that God mentions and remembers us," said Bishop Atanasije.