Consecration of the church in Bradina near Konjic

On May 25, 2010 on the third day of the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on Apostles in the village of Bradina near Konjic the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served and a consecration of the restored church of Holy Ascension of the Lord as well as the memorial service on the anniversary of the suffering of the Serbs of this village in the last war in 1992. The Holy Liturgy was served by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with the concelebration of twelf priests and one deacon.

Metropolitan Amfilohije, administrator of Diocese of Raska-Prizren serves the Holy Liturgy in Grachanica monastery

His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral has served today at the monastery of Grachanica his first Hierarchal Liturgy since he became the new  locum tenens(guardian of the throne) of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija. Metropolitan Amfilohije was concelebrated by Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan and more than a half of the priesthood of the Diocese. All hierarchal heads concelebrated. In the Holy Liturgy also monks from many monasteries of the DRP, Grachanica's nuns with heugomene Efrosinija, nuns from Koncul monastery with heugomene Minodora, mother Katarina ex-heugomene of Koncul and dozen of believers.

Church consecrated in Buljim

His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla consecrated on May 24, 2010 a newly built church of Holy Trinity in Buljim. Bishop Vasilije was concelebrated by hierarchal head of Zvornik protopresbyter-staurophor Vidoje Lukic, protohead Boro Todic and protodeacon Slavoljub Milosevic.

Mayor of Belgrade Dragan Djilas and advisor to the President Mladjan Djordjevic together with Bishop Teodosije visit Metohija

Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan welcomed yesterday in the Serbian village of Novake kod Prizrena Mr. Dragan Djilas, the Mayor of Belgrade, who visited together with Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, the advisor to President Tadic, this village of the returnees in order to give a van for transport as a gift.

Serbs and the Serbian Church being lynched by media

We consider we should address our believers and inform them about  events that constantly repeat in certain Croatian media, and they are connected with territories where Serbs suffered the most in the last war. The last event that has made us to address the public has been an ultranationalist attack on Mr. Dusan Torbica, a donator of the St. Nicholas church in Kistanje, in the newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija on May 24, 2010.

St. Sava Order of the First Degree to the “Golden Knight” International Film Festival

At the suggestion of His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej Of Novi Sad and Backa, the Holy Synod of Bishops decided to give the highest distinction, the Order of St. Sava of the First Degree to the Golden Knight International Film Festival. This distinction is a reflection of thanksgiving to the Festival which had given an opportunity that a truth about suffering of the Serbian Church and people to be seen worldwide. On this occasion, Bishop Irinej went to Moscow in order to personally hand this highest distinction to the organizers of the “Golden Knight”.

Source: Diocese of Backa

Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople and Russia celebrate on the Day of the Holy Spirit

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived at the Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Russia, where he was greeted by His Beatitude Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia; Metropolitan Hilarion, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations; together with other members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as clergy and faithful.