The International Conference Dialogue in Prague: Europe in the 21st Century is to be held on May 13-15 in the Břevnov cloister, Prague. The participants in the conference will focus on such subjects as the world economic crisis and potential influence of the state on contemporary development, international cooperation and interreligious dialogue in the changing model of social development in Europe, the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations, which convenes the conference, told Interfax.
Four Serbian women from Djakovica, drove out in the March pogrom in 2004, have come back to restored objects of the Serbian Orthodox Church which are located in a centre of the city. Since Poljka Kastratovic, Jela Mijovic, Nada Isailovic and Vasiljka Peric were evacuated on March 17, 2004, they have been living at the monastery of Visoki Dechani and have been waiting for a moment when it would be possible to come back to Djakovica. In a process of the restoration of demolished sanctuaries of the SOC , in Djakovica has been completely finished the guesthouse and the presbytery. The driven-out Serb women have moved to the guesthouse, which had lived here between 1999 and March 2004.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, and on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the vicar of the Patriarch served today at a church of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, at a monastery of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Belgrade, a Holy hierarchal liturgy with the concelebration of six priests and two hierodeacons and deacons. At the end of the liturgy Bishop served a memorial service to Bishop Danilo of Budim of blessed repose.
A blood donation action was held on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the presbytery of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord on Pashino Brdo in Belgrade, with the blessing of the head and brotherhood of the church, organized by the Choral Society TRANSFIGURATION, in a cooperation with the Blood Transfusion Institute of Serbia. After the Holy Liturgy, a fervent prayer for the sick was held, and at the beautiful churchyard priesthood and present believers could enjoy in a nice chanting of the choir "Transfiguration", led by conductor Bratislav Prokic, followed by the blood donation action.
Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada elected head of the Orthodox Church in America in November is to arrive in Russia on Saturday, according to a report posted on the Moscow Patriarchate website.
During his visit which will continue until May 4 Metropolitan Jonah will meet with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and visit holy places in Moscow, the Holy Trinity - St. Sergius Laura and the Valaam Monastery. Metropolitan Jonah and Patriarch Kirill will also jointly conduct religious services at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral on April 26 and at the Kremlin's Cathedral of the Assumption on May 3.
On Friday, April 24, 2009 at 10 A.M. , a delegation from the Russian Federation and representatives of this state in Serbia visited St Sava Cathedral. The delegation consisted of: Georgy Poltavchenko, a representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Aleksandar Petropavlovski, an counselor of the representative of the President of the R.F., Aleksandar Konuzin, an ambassador of the Russian Federation in Serbia, Evgeny Lukin and Oleg Buldakov, counselors of the Embassy, Svetlana Shevchenko, an attaché of the Embassy, Zurab Cereteli, a sculpist, Igor Kozlov, a sculptor assistant and Dmitry Malishev, a director of NIS company.