On detention and beating of Orthodox Christians by Kosovo police

Statement of the Department for External Church Relations’ Communication Service

Information service of the Serbian Orthodox diocese of Raška-Prizren reports that during Christmas celebration on 7 January 2013 the police of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo executed a raid operation in the Gračanica convent. The ruling hierarch, Bishop Teodosije of Raška-Prizren, was not notified.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej visits University "Saint Andrew The First-Called"

Serbian Patriarch Irinej visits University "Saint Andrew The First-Called"
Serbian Patriarch Irinej visits University "Saint Andrew The First-Called"
Serbian Patriarch Irinej visits University "Saint Andrew The First-Called"
Serbian Patriarch Irinej visits University "Saint Andrew The First-Called"

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited today, along with the members of the delegations of other Local Orthodox Churches who had come to celebrate  the jubilee of the Georgian Patriarch Ilia, the University  "Saint Andrew the First-Called" in Tbilisi. Following the welcome speech of the rector of the University at the opening of the scientific conference, Serbian Patriarch Irinej also held an address. 

Feast of Theophany at the Phanar

Feast of Theophany at the Phanar

On Sunday, January 6, 2012, His All-Holiness celebrated the Divine Liturgy with members of the Holy and Sacred Synod, as well as other members of the Hierarchy, on the occasion of the Feast of Theophany at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.

Great Vespers for Epiphany at the Phanar

Great Vespers for Epiphany at the Phanar
Great Vespers for Epiphany at the Phanar
Great Vespers for Epiphany at the Phanar
Great Vespers for Epiphany at the Phanar

On Saturday, January 5, 2013, His All-Holiness presided over Great Vespers for the Feast oof Epiphany at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.

Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Christmas Eve

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Christmas Eve
Primate of Russian Church celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Christmas Eve
Primate of Russian Church celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Christmas Eve
Primate of Russian Church celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Christmas Eve

In the morning of 6 January 2013, the thirty-first Sunday after Pentecost, feast day of the Holy Fathers and Christmas Eve, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy and Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.