We venerate Thy Cross, O Master, and we glorify Thy Holy Resurrection

These beautiful words from the church hymn resounded in the souls of the many faithful who prayerfully celebrated the third Sunday of Great Lent at St. Elijah the Prophet Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Merrillville, Indiana. In the full cathedral church the pious people, together with the clergy, offered their prayers and with fear of God and a firm faith bowed down before the Honorable Cross of our Lord. This prayerful celebration was made complete with the presence of the spiritual father of the New Gracanica-Midwestern American Diocese, Bishop Longin.

Reply to archpriest Mateja Matejic

Known, but poorly knowledgeable about the truth of the Orthodox Church in general and particularly about the Serbian Church, archpriest Mateja Matejic from America, wrote another pamphlet (published on the pseudo-zealot schizmatic website "Fight for the faith," March 4, 2010), entitled " Injustice as justice. " The text of this well-known member of the Ljoticevci in the cassock could be renamed to "lies and slander as justice" - or pseudo-justice of pseudo-zealot circles that destroy the Church. All information of this Archpriest who is very educated but who scarcely understand , originate from sources or "hearsay" or, as in previous cases, from offensive anti-Church sites.

I do not intend to reply to archpriest Matejic what he said about me earlier and now what he has written. Let him! - what said Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose. I would advised him, however, as a brother and a concelebrant, that carefully read the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops on the centuries-old (and not on the modern ) service of the Divine Liturgy. The multilayered Assembly decision has three important elements, and Archpriest did not carefully read or understand any of them. Not to mention that he neither looked, nor even read, four-volume anthology "Christ - New Pascha - On the Divine Liturgy" / 2500 pages /, available to every well-intentioned, and for which pseudo zealots, as well as Archpriest, say that it is " fake! - Let them such pseudo-fight for pseudo-faith.

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.