Patriarch Bartholomew arrives at Valamo Monastery of the Transfiguration

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, during his official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, arrived together with his delegation at the Valamo Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, on May 27, 2010.

The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople was accompanied by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations, Bishop Pankraty of Troitsk, abbot of the Valamo Monastery, Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, DECR vice-chairman, and Rev. Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations.

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople arrives in St. Petersburg

On 27 May 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and his delegation arrived in St. Petersburg. The delegation consists of Metropolitans Michael of Austria, Irinaios of Myriophyton and Peristasis, Emmanuel of France, general secretary of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople archimandrite Elphidophoros (Lambriniadis), Archimandrite Bessarion (Komzias), Archdeacon Maximos (Vgenopoulos), and other persons.

Consecration of the church in Bradina near Konjic

On May 25, 2010 on the third day of the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on Apostles in the village of Bradina near Konjic the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served and a consecration of the restored church of Holy Ascension of the Lord as well as the memorial service on the anniversary of the suffering of the Serbs of this village in the last war in 1992. The Holy Liturgy was served by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with the concelebration of twelf priests and one deacon.

Metropolitan Amfilohije, administrator of Diocese of Raska-Prizren serves the Holy Liturgy in Grachanica monastery

His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral has served today at the monastery of Grachanica his first Hierarchal Liturgy since he became the new  locum tenens(guardian of the throne) of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija. Metropolitan Amfilohije was concelebrated by Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan and more than a half of the priesthood of the Diocese. All hierarchal heads concelebrated. In the Holy Liturgy also monks from many monasteries of the DRP, Grachanica's nuns with heugomene Efrosinija, nuns from Koncul monastery with heugomene Minodora, mother Katarina ex-heugomene of Koncul and dozen of believers.

Church consecrated in Buljim

His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla consecrated on May 24, 2010 a newly built church of Holy Trinity in Buljim. Bishop Vasilije was concelebrated by hierarchal head of Zvornik protopresbyter-staurophor Vidoje Lukic, protohead Boro Todic and protodeacon Slavoljub Milosevic.

Mayor of Belgrade Dragan Djilas and advisor to the President Mladjan Djordjevic together with Bishop Teodosije visit Metohija

Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan welcomed yesterday in the Serbian village of Novake kod Prizrena Mr. Dragan Djilas, the Mayor of Belgrade, who visited together with Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, the advisor to President Tadic, this village of the returnees in order to give a van for transport as a gift.