Presentation of Vuk Award in the Belgrade City Assembly

His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended a formal presentation of the Vuk Award at the City Assembly in Belgrade. After he conveyed a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, Bishop pointed out that the Church always blessed creativity and work in favor of the general benefit of the people and the fatherland.

"Truth does not fear dialogue," says Ecumenical Patriarch

Indifference in regard to Christian unity is not an option for the disciples of Jesus, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has stated in an encyclical issued on the occasion of the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

"It is not possible for the Lord to agonize over the unity of His disciples and for us to remain indifferent about the unity of all Christians," Bartholomew wrote in the encyclical. The Sunday of Orthodoxy is commemorated this year on 21 February.

The encyclical refutes "fanatical" challenges brought against theological dialogues among different Orthodox churches and against ecumenical contacts with the wider community of Christians by "certain circles that exclusively claim for themselves the title of zealot and defender of Orthodoxy."

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia meets with Minister of Culture Nebojsa Bradic

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 at the Holy Ascension church in Rockford

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.

Source: www.newgracanica.com

Communiqué of the NGO "Majka devet Jugovića" (Mother of the Nine Jugoviches)

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.

Patriarch Irinej serves Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

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.