Patriarch Kirill’s message to the 5th Conference on Religions in Modern System of International Relations

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to the 5th Conference on Religions in the Modern System of International Relations, which opened on 23 October 2009 at the department of international relations of St. Petersburg State University:

Clergy Seminar in Shadeland, Diocese of Eastern America

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vespers 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Divine Liturgy 8:00 am

A presentation by Fr. Aleksa Micich and discussion will follow the Divine Liturgy. Fr. Micich's talk will be entitled:

"The Use of Biological Agents in Modern Society"

Source: www.easterndiocese.org

Metropolitan Nikolaj and Bishop Mitrophan visit parish in Hermitage, Pa

The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage hosted a choir concert weekend on October 17-18.  The St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Choir from Hamilton, Ontario were the honored guest choir. The Men's Choir "Kosovo" of Northeast Ohio also participated in the concert.

Parish of St. Basil of Ostrog in Lake Forest IL celebrates 10th anniversary

On Sunday, October 18, 2009, His Grace Bishop LONGIN of New Gracanica and Midwestern America made his first archpastoral visit to St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church in Lake Forest, Illinois.  On this day, the parish welcomed its new parish priest, V. Rev. Djuro Krosnjar, as well as celebrated its tenth anniversary of existence.  Serving with His Grace were several priests and deacons, including Priest Thomas Martinian from Kenya.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Officially Opens Eighth Environmental Symposium in New Orleans

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officially opened today the Eighth Religion, Science and the Environment (RSE) Symposium, entitled "Restoring Balance: The Great Mississippi River," which takes place here for the next five days under his high patronage and includes a large and diverse group of theologians, scientists, policymakers, environmentalists, representatives of business and NGOs, and media.

Roman Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarch and read a cordial, prayerful and personal message from Pope Benedict XVI in which he conveyed his support and solidarity in the effort of caring and protecting the environment and "the safeguarding of God's creation."

Pilgrimage to Tvrdos, Pec Patriarchate, Decani, Djakovica and Gracanica

On Friday, October 16, His Grace Bishop Maxim, accompanied by Fr. Gregory Edwards, a priest of the Western American diocese currently studying theology in Thessaloniki, Greece, traveled from Belgrade to Tvrdos Monastery in Herzegovina. They first flew from Belgrade to Tivat, Montenegro, a picturesque town on the Adriatic coast.