Appeal to help the victims of the recent Earthquake in Serbia

After the ravaging earthquake in Serbia the Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Central Europe, His Grace Konstantin (Djokic), has issued an urgent appeal to help the victims. The appeal is strongly supported by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Karl Wladimir and Princess Brigitte of Yugoslavia: Germany-based members of the Serbian and Yougoslav Royal House of Karadjordjevic.

A year since the death of Patriarch Pavle

His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served today, after the Holy Liturgy, the first annual memorial service for Serbian Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose in the Rakovica monastery.

Patriarch Irinej visits the threatened in Kraljevo

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited the Diocese of Zica, and in Kraljevo, along with Bishop Hrizostom of Zica, the church of Holy Trinity, damaged in a recent earthquake. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch in an evangelic spirit promised the threatened people the help of the Church and the believers.

Patriarch was welcomed in front of the church of St. Trinity, built in 1824, by bishops Hrizostom of Zica and fr. Jovan Djerem, head of the church. During the visit to Diocese of Zica and Kraljevo, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Backa walked along the city streets, met with Mayor Ljubisa Simovic, visited a hospital, and at the end of the visit he was in the monastery of Zica, because that church from XIII century was also damages in the recent earthquake.

 

Metropolitan Amfilohije served Divine Liturgy in Greek military camp of the KFOR in Urosevac

Upon the invitation of the colonel Iorgos Hadjiteophanos, the commander of the Greek forces of the KFOR in Kosovo, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohia, Metropolitan Amfilohije, visited on November 3, 2010 a  military base of the Greek KFOR " Rigas Feraios" near Urosevac and served the Divine Liturgy in a side chapel of St. Christopher. /photo gallery/

Head of the Synodal Department suggests to get back to discussion over bases of Russian political system

Head of the synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin suggests filling the "gap in legitimacy" in Russian state system that has formed in result of the October revolution.

"Bolsheviks who seized power in 1917 made it impossible to hold a constituent assembly that had to choose a form of governance for the country. This gap in legitimacy still questions the succession of our state system, accord with people's will and the choice that was made without it," Father Vsevolod said at a round table held during the Orthodox Russia exhibition forum in Moscow.

Media review: Interview of Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion to the Greek TV

- Your Eminence, I should first welcome you to Greece. It is very big honor for all of us that you are on Rhodes Island although it is not an official visit. What brings you here?

- Here, in Rhodes currently there is an Orthodox - Catholic Forum which brings together participants from all European Orthodox Churches as well as from various Churches and Organizations in Europe. The idea of the creation of this Forum initially belongs to Cardinal Erdo of Budapest and to me. The idea is that we should informally discuss various questions of common interest. The first Forum, which took place in Trento (Italy) two years ago, discussed family issues such as marriage, procreation, abortion, the value of human life and so on. This meeting is dedicated to the relations between the church and the state in various European countries.