Serbian Orthodox Church
Archbishop Jovan will spend four months in detention without being brought to a trial that has already been started.
The authorities in R. Macedonia, eleventh year in a row, upon the demands of the schismatic Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC), are performing state persecution on religious basis against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric! The mentioned persecution is most illustratively demonstrated with the long, rigged court processes against Archbishop Jovan and the refusal for registration in the courts of the pan-orthodoxly recognized Church in our homeland – the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric.
In one of the oldest towns in the Balkans, Prizren, until 1999 lived over 12000 Serbs and until 2010 hardly ten remained. After the restoration of the demolished church of Saint George and the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius, there are about 50 of them today, including the Seminarians.
Even today nine years later, traces of the 2004 March pogrom still can be seen. The second generation of students enrolled at the Seminary, which has been moved back to Nis and now returned Prizren.
The students of the Seminary have no freedom of movement throughout the town, but as they say at least they can admire the once imperial town of Prizren from their windows.
Thanks to the Russian donation, the beauty of frescoes in the church of Mother of God of Ljevis is being restored. Priest Slobodan Djoric expects that the church would open its doors this year, although the altar and the side naves are still in soot.
Source: Diocese of Raska-Prizren
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated on Memorial Saturday, the Holy Liturgy for the departed at Belgrade’s Cathedral church.
Yesterday, on 7 March 2013 , His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met with Archimandrite Metodije, the Abbot of the Hilandar Monastery, with associates from the Fund of Holy Monastery Hilandar Foundation at the Serbian Patriarchate.
On February 17th, 2013, the Liturgy at the New Gracanica Monastery was served by the Abbot of the Hilandar Monastery, Metodije, along with other clergy. Abbot Metodije leads the delegation of the Hilandar Monastery which is visiting New Gracanica.
Two years ago, New Gracanica Monastery became the home of a replica icon of the Three-handed Icon of the Mother of God. At that time, a delegation from the Hilandar Monastery brought the icon, thus establishing a relationship between our two monasteries.