An historic gathering took place at Saint Stevan's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra this Sunday, February 21, 2010. For the third consecutive year, the Canonical Orthodox Christian Bishops on the West Coast con-celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the first Sunday of Great Lent. This year, the event was hosted by the Right Reverend Bishop Maxim, Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America at the See of the Diocese, Saint Stevan's Cathedral in Alhambra.
Bishops Atanasije, Joanikije and Teodosije take part in celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in Prizren22. February 2010 - 13:49
Today on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the Administrator of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, His Grace Bishop Atanasije, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Orthodox Cathedral of St.. George in Prizren with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic, Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan and twelve priests including Protopresbyter Stavrophor Milutin Timotijevic (Rector of the Prizren Seminary), Protopresbyter Radomir Nikcevic from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Coastlands, Archimandrite Sava, the hegumen of Tvrdos Monastery, and ten priests from the Diocese of Raska and Prizren. Before the beginning of Hierarchal Liturgy, Bishop Atanasije reconsecrated the restored church.
On a day when our Holy Church prayerfully remembers St. Theodor of Komogovo, at the churches of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac Holy Liturgies were served during which a large number of people partook of the Holy Bread. Particularly formal was in the Belgrade Seminary of St. Sava, where with the blessing and on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. Bishop administered the sacrament to professors, theologians, academicians and all the present friends of the Belgrade Seminary.
Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople's newest encyclical encourages dialogue between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches and laments those who are "unacceptably fanatical" in challenging such dialogue. He specifically condemned the false rumors spread about Catholic-Orthodox dialogue. Patriarch Bartholomew's patriarchal and synodal encyclical was dated Feb. 21, Orthodoxy Sunday, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the defeat of the iconoclastic heresy.
Dimitris Moskopoulos will be mediating between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the EU in Kosovo and Metochia22. February 2010 - 8:29
The head of the Greek Liaison Office in Pristina, Dimitris Moskopoulos, will be mediating between the Serbian Orthodox Church, on one side, and the EU and institutions on Kosovo, on the other, in the sphere of the protection of the religious and cultural heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosmet, it was announced from the office of EU Special Representative in the Province Peter Feith. It has been specified this is in accordance with Kosovo's obligations in the field of religious and cultural heritage. Moskopoulos will be mediating in activities on the preservation of the religious and cultural heritage and will be actively engaged in the raising of the level of awareness regarding cultural heritage, reads the announcement.
Today on St. Theodore Saturday His Grace Bishop Atanasije, Administrator of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, served in the newly restored church of St. Nicholas in Pristina with the concelebration of a number of priests from the Diocese of Raška and Prizren and other Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church, including the hegumen of Studenica Monastery, archimandrite Tihon; the hegumen of Tvrdoš Monastery, archimandrite Sava; deacon Radoš from the Diocese of Žiča and others. This is the first liturgy served in St. Nicholas Church since March 2004 when the church was torched.