His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received warm, fraternal greetings from Pope Benedict XVI on November 30th, the Feastday of the Ecumenical Throne, of St. Andrew the First-Called Disciple.
The Pope's message was delivered to the Ecumenical Patriarch by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George. The Vatican delegation also included Bishop Brian Farrell, Fr. Vladimiro Caroli, Fr. Andrea Palmieri, and Archbishop Antonio Lucibello, the apostolic nuncio in Ankara.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije, locum tenens of St. Sava's throne, served on Saturday November 28, 2009 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the side chapel of St. John at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the Belgrade University. Metropolitan served with the concelebration of Bishop Longin and Vicar Bishop Atanasije with the priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
President Dmitry Medvedev wins the prize of the Patriarch Alexy II International Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations30. November 2009 - 10:25
The prize commission of the Unity of Orthodox Nations International Foundation meeting on 24 November 2009 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, chairman of the Foundation's Patrons Board, considered candidates for the Foundation's prize in the nomination ‘For outstanding work to strengthen the unity of Orthodox nations and to promote Christian values in the life of society'. It was agreed to award the 2009 prize to President Dmitry Medvedev.
A round-table conference on Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and UN agencies has begun on November 26 in Moscow. It is attended by representatives of various UN agencies working in the Russian Federation, as well as those of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and church organizations carrying out social work in various areas.
Feast day of St. Matthew the Evangelist at Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple29. November 2009 - 19:38
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served today at the feast day of St. Matthew the Evangelist, on November 29, 2009, with the blessing of Locum tenens of the throne of Patriarch of Serbia, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the monastery of Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple in Belgrade.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the locum tenens of the throne of Patriarch of Serbia, has received today, on November 27, 2009 at the court of Serbian Patriarchate Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Ms. Mercedes Martínez Valdés .
The high guest at the very beginning of the meeting stressed that felt great gratitude to the warm reception. She recalled the traditional friendly feelings that had connected the two nations through history, and that had some similar moments, as well as the religious feelings which were the main backbone of closeness of these geographically remote peoples.