Canonization of The Two New Proclaimed Saints of the Church - Venerable Justin of Ćelije and Symeon of Dajbabe

* Venerable Justin of Celije     * Venerable Symeon of Dajbabe

Holy Synod of Serbain Orthodox Church on session in April 29th 2010. proclaimed two new saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church Venerable Justin of Ćelije and Symeon of Dajbabe. Venerable Justin will be venerate on June 1st/14th, and Venerable Symeon on March 19th/April 1st.

 

Commemoration of Saints serving as Patriarchs of Constantinople

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided at the service of Great Vespers at the Patriarchal Church in commemoration of Saints who served as Archbishops and Patriarchs of Constantinople. In attendance were Metropolitans of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as well as members of the Roman Catholic Focolare Movement.

Source: www.patriarchate.org (Photo by N. Manginas)

Cordial meeting of Serbian First Hierarch with monks and nuns from Greece

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today at the Serbian Patriarchate monks from the Simonopetra monastery on  Mount Athos and nuns from the Ormylia monastery.

Metropolitan Amfilohije serves memorial service to endowers and benefactors of the St. Sava Cathedral Church on Vrachar

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 13 hours, at the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vrachar, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served a memorial service to endowers and benefactors of this magnificent monunment of our deep gratitude to St. Sava, spiritual Father, enlightener and teacher of our people. The memorial service was attended by His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch with all Graces Bishops who participate in the work of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The memorial service was attended by cousins and friends of the donators, great benefactors and endowers who had reposed in Lord Jesus Christ the Savior.

Extraordinary communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at its regular session at the Patriarchate in Belgrade, expresses its deep concern and protest against the latest threat to freedom and basic human rights of the Serbian people and other non-Albanian population in Kosovo and Metohija, expressed through illegal and uncivilized termination of the mobile and fixed  telephony in the central parts of Kosovo and other parts of the southern Serbian province. The Albanian police, namely, destroyed the telephone relays in the Serbian villages and areas inhabited by Serbs and their neighbors non-Albanians. We are also deeply worried about the endangering lifes and hindering the free movement and work of Serb the returnees in villages, such as Zac near Kline and other places in Metohija where displaced Serbs return to their centuries-old homes and they gather again around their sanctuaries.

The Holy Assembly appeals to the authorities of the Republic of Serbia the international community present in Kosovo and Metohija, governments of the civilized Europe and America, as well as the United Nations of the world,  to stop this and any other violence against the already suffering and innocent people in the living area of the Balkans and Europe, the cradle of civilization and the source of the spiritual and material culture of humanity.