Academy on the Occasion of 100th Anniversary of Liberation of Pec from Turkish Rule

Academy on the Occasion of 100th Anniversary of Liberation of Pec from Turkish Rule
Academy on the Occasion of 100th Anniversary of Liberation of Pec from Turkish Rule
Academy on the Occasion of 100th Anniversary of Liberation of Pec from Turkish Rule
Academy on the Occasion of 100th Anniversary of Liberation of Pec from Turkish Rule

A solemn academy on the occasion of  the 100th anniversary of the liberation of the town of Pec from the Turks, organized by the Club of the natives of Pec, took place on October 26th, 2012 at Great Hall of the Russian Cultural Centre. 

Besides His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and His Grace Teodosije, Bishop of Raska-Prizren; there were also present at the academy: Mr. Milan Bacevic - Minister of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning, Dr. Dragomir Karic,  member of the National Parliament of the Republic of Serbia, Colonel Stevica Karapandzin,  representative of the Staff of the Serbian Armored Forces, famous Serbian sportsmen: Mr. Dejan Tomasevic, Mr. Miodrag - Misko Maric, Mr. Branko Vukicevic and Mr. Dusan Savic, representatives of the political, cultural, scientific and economic life of Serbia.

780th Anniversary of Metropolitanate of Srebrenica and 600th Anniversary of the Beginning of Despot Stephen’s Rule

His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla served on 4 November 2012 on the feast day of Holy Martyr Anastasia the Roman, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Holy Protection of the Holy Mother of God in Srebrenica.

The great spiritual jubilees – the 780th anniversary of the Metropolitanate of Srebrenica and 600th anniversary of the beginning of the rule of Saint Despot Stephen were celebrated with bringing of a particle of the relics of Saint Despot Stephen Lazarevic, the Divine Liturgy, the solemn procession and acathist before the relics.

Mr. Miladin Dragicevic, an envoy of the President of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Milorad Dodik, Mr. Jovo Turanjanin, director of the Secretariate of Religion in the Government of the Republic of Srpska as well as several thousand believers from many parts of the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla attended the festivity.

Source: Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla

Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim reposed in the Lord

The Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim reposed in the Lord on 6 November 2012, as  reported by Bulgarian national television. The head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church had been in hospital in Sophia in the past weeks. On October 28th he celebrated his 98th birthday. Today, on Tuesday, the Holy Synod of Bishops will meet in order to elect the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal throne until the election of the new Patriarch.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Metropolitan John of Belgorod

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Metropolitan John of Belgorod
Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Metropolitan John of Belgorod
Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Metropolitan John of Belgorod
Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Metropolitan John of Belgorod

His Holiness Kyr Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today, on 2 November 2012, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Eminence John, Metropolitan of Belgorod. Their Graces Pahomije, Bishop of Vranje, and Antonije, Bishop of Moravica, were present at the audience.

Professor Christos Yannaras to speak аt Saint Steven’s Cathedral

The  Western American Diocese and the Saint Steven's Cathedral are pleased to host Professor Christos Yannaras for a lecture on the theme "Religion and Church: Two Incompatible Realities?"

This event will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra CA, followed by dinner and an opportunity for questions and answers.  Questions on the topic of his presentation, as well as other topics the Professor often addresses such as "Crises of Economy" and "Salvation as an Individual or Communal Event" will also be welcome.