President Dmitry Medvedev wins the prize of the Patriarch Alexy II International Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations

The prize commission of the Unity of Orthodox Nations International Foundation meeting on 24 November 2009 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, chairman of the Foundation's Patrons Board, considered candidates for the Foundation's prize in the nomination ‘For outstanding work to strengthen the unity of Orthodox nations and to promote Christian values in the life of society'. It was agreed to award the 2009 prize to President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russian Orthodox Church’s cooperation with UN agencies discussed in Moscow

A round-table conference on Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and UN agencies has begun on November 26 in Moscow. It is attended by representatives of various UN agencies working in the Russian Federation, as well as those of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and church organizations carrying out social work in various areas.

Feast day of St. Matthew the Evangelist at Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served today at the feast day of St. Matthew the Evangelist, on November 29, 2009, with the blessing of Locum tenens of the throne of Patriarch of Serbia, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the monastery of Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple in Belgrade.

Metropolitan Amfilohije receives Cuban ambassador

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the locum tenens of the throne of Patriarch of Serbia, has received today, on November 27, 2009 at the court of Serbian Patriarchate Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Ms. Mercedes Martínez Valdés .

The high guest at the very beginning of the meeting stressed that felt great gratitude to the warm reception. She recalled the traditional friendly feelings that had connected the two nations through history, and that had some similar moments, as well as the religious feelings which were the main backbone of closeness of these geographically remote peoples.

Communique about the false letter on the autonomy of Vojvodina

Regarding the information that one of the deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, on the session held in the afternoon on November 25, 2009,  read my alleged letter regarding the proposal of the Statute of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, I can only make a statement that it is a clear forgery, which is a felony.

Namely, neither on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops nor on behalf of me I did not comment  on the theme that is being just discussed by the Assembly.

Church slava in Saratoga

On Sunday, November 22nd St. Archangel Michael Church celebrated it's Annual Krsna Slava. But this year Slava was special and unique in several ways.

Firstly, His Grace Bishop Maxim came in full capacity as our diocesan Bishop and served Hierarchical Divine Liturgy along with seven priests including the host Fr. Slobodan Jovic, whom His Grace found worthy to be elevated into the rank of protopresbyter-stavrophor.