Bishop Atanasije served Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Prishtina

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of served on March 6. 2010 Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in a newly renovated church of St. Nicholas in Prishtina with the concelebration of Bishop Teodosije and many priests from the local Diocese and other Dioceses of the SOC. Among those who served there were hieromonk Pajsije, head of Trnava Monastery near Chachak, protopresbyter Vladan Simic, secretary of the Diocese of Bachka, hieromonk German from Jezevica Monastery, as well as protopresbyter Radivoje Panic from Belgrade.

Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross at Aleksandar Nevsky Church

His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served, on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Aleksandar Nevsky church in Belgrade.

His Grace Bishop served with the concelebration of priests and deacons of this holy church led by their head, protopresbyter-staurophor Vaja Jovic. After administering the sacrament to many children and pious people, Bishop said a sermon on the Precious Cross and fast. Bishop gave a spiritual lecture the gathered faithful. 

Bishops Atanasije and Teodosije receive the head of UNMIK and the KFOR commander in Gračanica Monastery

Today (March 2), at 11 o'clock in Gračanica Monastery Bishop Atanasije, the administrator of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren, and Vicar Bishop Teodosije received Lamberto Zannier, the head of UNMIK, who was accompanied by Mrs. Elizabeth Orlando and Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko.

Reminding of the fire in Chilandar monastery - March 4, 2004

On March 4, 2004 one hour after midnight Chilandar Monastery on the Mount Athos was caught by a catastrophic fire. There were no casualties, and the firefighters, monks and workers in the monastery managed to keep the fire under control. The fire, which spread by the rooftop, completely destroyed a part of the monastery complex from the heugomen's cell, through the hospitality rooms all the way to the Tower of Saint Sava. The Church of King Milutin, the treasury, archives and monastery library remained out of the reach of the fire.

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his visit to France

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations, took part on 2 March 2010 in the inauguration of the Holy Rus exhibition at the Louvre, which was opened by the Presidents of Russia and France. The idea to organize this exhibition was supported by the late Patriarch Alexy II in 2008 during a visit of Louvre Director Henri Loyrette to Moscow.

Religious Freedom Mission to the European Union in support of Ecumenical Patriarchate

With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, a delegation from the Order of St. Andrew, led by Archon Ambassador George L. Argyros and National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis, MD, participated in a Religious Freedom Mission to the European Union in pursuit of human rights and religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate from January 26-February 7, 2010. The delegation traveled to Madrid, Spain, which currently holds the EU presidency; Brussels, Belgium, the headquarters of the EU and ended in Athens, Greece where they joined His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. They were guided by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, Director of the Liaison Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the European Union. Together with Archons Argyros and Limberakis, the delegation also included Archon Christopher Stratakis, Legal Counselor; Fr. Alex Karloutsos, Archon Spiritual Advisor; and Mr. Robert Lapsely, former assistant Secretary of State for California.