Serbian Orthodox Church vandalized with fascist graffiti in Sinj, Croatia

A Serbian Orthodox Church in Sinj, Croatia, has been vandalized with fascist graffiti, reports of Info service of Diocese of Dalmatia said.

The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Diocese of Dalmatia announced on Monday that the incident was meant to threaten and pressure Serbs there. The recently restored Church of St. Peter and Paul has been completely covered in hate graffiti directed against Serbs, that also glorified the WW2 puppet Nazi Independent State of Croatia (NDH), said the statement. "This act of unheard-of vandalism has been reported to the local police," said the diocese.

Source: Diocese of Dalmatia

Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Alex Manojlovic

In recognition of his contribution to and for the love he has shown towards the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand has issued a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Alex Manojlovic, Managing Director of Sydney Hoist Rentals Pty Ltd.

Promotion of the book “World Heritage of Serbia” in Leposavic

Today UNESCO's World Heritage Day was marked in Leposavic. As part of the program "Serbia in Serbia and Serbia in the world" an exhibition and the promotion of the book "Svetska bastina - Srbija" (World Heritage of Serbia) organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments was held in the Sava Dechanac Cultural Center.

The exhibition was opened by the Minister of Culture of Serbia, Mr. Nebojsa Bradic, while speakers at the promotion of the book included Gojko Milivojevic, director of the Cultural Center; Vera Pavlović Loncarski, director of the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia; and Marko Popovic, president of the Commission in the area of protection of cultural properties of great importance and properties of Serbian origin abroad.

Bishop Atanasije serves in Donja Budriga, visits villages of Kosovsko Pomoravlje

Bishop Atanasije today served Holy Liturgy in the village of Donja Budriga, not far from Parteš (municipality of Gnjilane) with the concelebration of some ten priests and two deacons. The church of St. Paraskeva, recently renovated, was full of people. Two hundred faithful took part in the Liturgy, most of them from Kosovsko Pomoravlje and many took communion, especially children. During the Little Entrance of the Holy Liturgy Bishop Atanasije gave retired protopresbyter Živojin Trajković the pectoral cross of a protopresbyter-stavrophor in recognition of his pastoral work in Kosovsko Pomoravlje.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia meets with Ambassador of Portugal and Serbian friend from France

His Holiness Patriarch Irenej of Serbia received today at the Serbian Patriarchate of Belgrade, His Excellency Luis de Almeida, the Ambassador of Portugal.

The reception was attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.

His Holiness held a reception today for Colonel Dr. Patrick Stephen Barrio, the true friend of the Serbian people who as the doctor as the member of the Blue helmets took part in the wars in Krajina, through Bosnia to Kosovo and Metohija. Mr. Patrik Stefan Barrio is the holder of the highest distinction of our Holy Church - Order of St. Sava.

Hieromonk Metodije elected for heugomen of Chilandar Monastery

Today on April 5/18 2010, on Sunday of the Myrrhgushers hieromonk Metodije (Markovic) was elected with a majority of votes by the brotherhood of the Chilandar Monastery for heugomen of the Nemanjic family. Father Metodije wa born in Cacak, on January 7,1970 by the parents Momchilo and Milka. Before he became the monk he had studed at the Electrotechnic Faculty in Belgrade. He has been in the monastery of Chilandar since 1994.