Ailing Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece continues to reject the advice of his doctors to be hospitalized in order to undergo medical tests and has chosen to remain at home, the archepiscopate announced on Friday. The archbishop's condition was described as stable but critical.
On the 12th of January 2008, His Grace, Bishop of Dalmatia Fotije, together with the brotherhood of monastery Krka and the parish priest of Ravni Kotari fr. Sasa Drca visited the region of Ravni Kotari.
The New Year began with tragedy for many people in Kenya as widespread violence erupted on December 27th in the wake of contested presidential elections between incumbent President, Mwai Kibaki, and challenger Raila Odinga.
An exhibition entitled „Serbian Cultural Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija'' showing the agony of Orthodox monasteries in the Southern Serbian province during the post-war period was opened at the Gracanica Monastery on Christmas Day.
Serbian Prime Minister Dr. Vojsalv Koštunica visited His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle at the Military Medical Academy and extended wishes for His recovery.
Wishing His Holiness a Merry Christmas, Prime Minister Koštunica expressed the entire Serbian people' s concern about His health, and especially that of the Serbs living in Kosovo and Metohija.
The Prime Minister extended wishes for the Patriarch's recovery and that He may spiritually lead the Serbian people in the times to come. (Statment issued by the Prime Minister's Cabinet).
(Photo: Archive of the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church)
In the morning hours of January 3rd, 2008, the parish priest of Šibenik, rev. Milorad Djurdjević, discovered that the door of the Cathedral Church of the Assumption in Šibenik had been forced open. When he inspected the church and its premises, he noticed that two silver icon lamps were missing. He informed the competent Šibenik police authorities, who visited the scene. The investigation on this attack against the Orthodox Church is still under way.