Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Caracas

The celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross began with feast day vigil service in the Russian church of Saint Nicholas in Caracas which was served by archpriest Pavle Volkov and presbyter Aleksandar Djurdjevic.

The feast day's Liturgy was served by His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro kyr kyr Amfilohije, who as Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American for the second time is in the canonical visit to Caracas and Venezuela. The Metropolitan was concelebrated by priests Pavle and Aleksandar and protodeacon Igor Balaban, and the choir of the Russian church chanted.

Father Pavle Volkov, who was born in Serbia where his father was priest and speaks Serbian fluently, presented Metropolitan Amfilohije with an icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

WCC Central Committee meeting, 28 August - 5 September 2012

The WCC Central Committee called for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to release from his imprisonment Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid, who is also Metropolitan of Skopje, of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  

The archbishop was arrested when crossing the border from Greece in December 2011 and convicted in absentia before being sentenced to solitary confinement. Amnesty International has recognized Archbishop Jovan as “a prisoner of conscience”.

The Central Committee encouraged the WCC international affairs commission “to organize a solidarity visit and continue to advocate for the release of Archbishop Jovan.”

Minute on the unlawful detention of Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid and Metropolitan of Skopje of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Divine Liturgy in Zemun Polje

On the feast day of Holy martyrs Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sophia, on September 30, 2012 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint prince Lazar in Zemun Polje.

All Orthodox Eucharistic Gathering in Novi Sad's Cathedral church

On Thursday, September 14/27, on the feast day of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, the participants of the conference Inter-Orthodox Network of Initiatives for Research of Religious and Destructive cults assembled at the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Novi Sad.

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Zemun

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday, on the feast day of teh Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy father Nikolaj in Zemun. The slava procession led by Serbian Patriarch went through central streets of the town and ended in front of the Town Hall of Zemun, which celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross as if slava.