Bishop Artemije accepts the decisions of the Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church

I am willing to accept the decisions of the Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, although I do not agree with them, said Bishop Artemije in his first public address since his dismissal from the administration of the diocese. Bishop Artemije called for unity in the Church.

Bishop Artemije said in Gračanica that he accepts the decisions of the Synod of the SOC, although he does not agree with them, in the expectation that the Assembly of the SOC will adopt the most suitable solution with respect to his dismissal and possible abuses in the operation of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren.

On the eve of Patron Saint's Day of the patriarchal chapel of St. Simeon

His Grace vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served last evening, on February 25 2010, Grand compline with Five-bread vessel and Morning service in the chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the Court of the Serbian Patriarchate.

The service, besides His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, also was attended prayerfully by lots of pious people of the capital. Today, on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the Patriarchate chapel His Holiness will serve Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 9 a.m.

Dmitry Malishev awarded with Order of St. Sava

Today at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, awarded Dmitry Malishev, Advisor to the President of the Gazprom Neft, the Order of St. Sava of the Second Class. The formal awarding of a high distinction of our local Church was attended by Bishops of the Lord - members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno , HRH Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic with his wife Catherine, HE Aleksandar Konuzin,  Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia and Mr. Dragan Sutanovac, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia.

Saint Patron's Day of the chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher at Patriarchate court in Belgrade

On Thursday, February 25, 2010, beginning at 5 p.m. Grand compline with Five-bread vessel and Morning service will be served in the chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher at the Serbian Patriarchate court in Belgrade.

Tomorrow, on Friday of Second week of Lent, on February 26, 2010, commencing at 9 a.m. His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia will serve Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts with the concelebration of Bishops of our Holy Church. The choir of the First Belgrade Singing Society will sing.

Bishop Atanasije and Bishop Artemije visit Gračanica abbess in hospital in Laplje Selo

Today Bishop Atanasije, the Administrator of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, together with Bishop Artemije and two presbyters visited the ailing abbess of Gračanica Monastery, Mother Efrosinija, in hospital in Laplje Selo near Gračanica. Mother Efrosinija welcomed the bishops with great gratitude and thanked them for their visit.

Source: http://raska-prizren.blogspot.com/

Bishop Atanasije visits soup kitchens in Vitina and Novo Brdo regions, donation to Health Center in Gračanica

Today (February 23) the Administrator of the Diocese of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, His Grace Bishop Atanasije visited the soup kitchens in the Vitina and Novo Brdo regions accompanied by presbytera Svetlana Stević, the president of the NGO "Majka devet Jugovića" (Mother of the Nine Jugoviches), who runs the soup kitchens.