On the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, November 8, 2009, the
feastday of St. Demetrios of Thesssaloniki, His Grace Bishop Longin of
New Gracanica-Midwestern America, offiiciated at the Holy Hierarchical
Divine Liturgy at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Joliet,
Illinois. Concelebrating were Fr. Nedeljko Lunich, the local priest,
Fr. Lazar Kostur, retired priest from the Merrillville parish and
Protodeacon Milovan Gogic. Assisting in the altar were Seminary
graduates Nikolaj Kostur and Nenad Jakovljevic and Reader David Laketa,
together with a group of altar boys.
On the eve of the feast day of St Dimitrios, heavy rains hit areas of Polimlje and Rashka, which directly cause the Mileshevka river to overflow and hence it flooded a part of the estate of the monastery of Mileshevo. During this happening, a torrent of water destroyed all monastery crops, as well as the supplies of wood prepared for the upcoming winter. His Grace Bishop Filaret urged the faitful people to participate in the repair of the caused damage.
On Sunday, November 1, 2009 on the Feast of the Prophet Joel and the Venerable Prochorus of Pcinja, the parishioners of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Duluth, Minnesota welcomed His Grace Bishop Longin for his first Archpastoral visit. His Grace visited the Twin Cities the day before and came to Duluth on Sunday to celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Bishop Longin recently became the new Bishop of the newly organized New Gracinica - Midwestern America Diocese.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR meets with officials of the UN Mission in Kosovo and Metochia5. November 2009 - 9:30
In conclusion of his visit to Kosovo and Metochia, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met on 30 October 2009 with Mr. Jolyon Negele, director of the political relations department of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and Mr. M. Krasnoschekov, a staff member of the department from the Russian Federation. Participating in the meeting, which took place at Pristina airport, was Mr. A. Shugurov, head of the office of the Russian Embassy in Serbia.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stands with Orthodox archbishop Evlogy during the unveiling ceremony of a new chapel to mark the National Unity Day in the ancient Russian town of Suzdal, about 200 km (124 miles) east of Moscow, on November 4, 2009. Suzdal (Russian: Су́здаль) is a town in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, situated north-east of Moscow, 26 kilometers (16 mi) from the city of Vladimir, on the Kamenka River. Population: 11,357 (2002 Census); 12,063 (1989 Census).
His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was received today at the White House in the Oval Office by President Barack Obama. This reciprocal visit to the one paid by President Obama earlier this year (April 7, when he made his first overseas visit to a Muslim country, Turkey) followed up on their conversations at that time on the subjects of the recently concluded environmental symposium on the Mississippi River and the re-opening of the Theological School of Halki.