Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops and the Committee of the Holy Assembly of Bishops for Kosovo and Metohia visited the Southern Serbian province from 6-8 February. Along with Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, Vicar to His Holiness, in Kosovo and Metohija were also Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, David of Krusevac and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina.
On Sunday, February 17th, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan visited the Serbian Orthodox faithful of Philadelphia Pa. and vicinity. At His arrival at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, the children of the church-school greeted His Grace with flowers. His Grace then led the celebration of the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, assisted by Fr. Milorad Orlic, the parish priest. The congregation that filled the church sang the responses. In His homily for Zacchaeus Sunday, His Grace drew the attention of the faithful to Zaccheaus’ strong will to see Our Lord Jesus Christ. He reminded the faithful of the teaching of the holy fathers – that while God was able to create us without our will; He cannot save us without our will.
A regular session of the Assembly of the Society for the Construction of Saint Sava Cathedral on Vracar
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the president of the Society for the Construction of Saint Sava Cathedral; Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia and the president of the Head Board of the Society; Mr. Miodrag Babovic, president of the Assembly of the Society and Prof. Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic, chief architect of the Cathedral presided over the session. The distinguished guests were welcomed by the dean of the Saint Sava Cathedral protopresbyter-stavrophor Radivoj Panic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, today, on 18 February 2013, handed over high distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the deserved individuals for their contribution in the fields of economy, science, art, culture and for the improvement of the human rights and freedom.
For the expressed unselfish love towards the Hoy Mother Church, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded Mr. Radomir Bojanic, director of Srbijamarka – PTT Saobracaj Srbija; Mr. Rados Bajic, film director; and maestro, Mr. Bora Dugic with the Order of Saint Sava of the second degree. Mrs. Nada Milojevic, clerk of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Serbia was awarded with the Order of Saint Sava of the Third Degree. Professor Ivan Hiti from Varazdin was awarded with the Order of Saint Emperor Constantine. Mr. Bozidar Djurovic, actor Bozidar Djurovic and academic sculptor Ljubisa Mancic were awarded with the Order of Despot Stephen Lazarevic.
On 14.02.2013 the analysis of prof. Mirjana Najcevska, regarding the media in the developed democratic countries and their role as controllers of the authorities in the aspect of the respect and protection of the human rights, was published.
The analysis was prepared as part of the USAID project for strengthening of the media in Macedonia – Component Service for validation of the media facts, implemented by Metamorphosis. The analysis is provided through the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of the analysis are responsibility of the author and they do not reflect the stances of Metamorphosis, USAID or the U.S. Government.
In the analysis, prof. Mirjana Najcevska is treating the important role in the implementation of the verdicts of the European Court for Human Rights, which the media has in the developed democratic countries, and at the same time is elaborating the state in which the media in R. Macedonia are found, in regard to the mentioned subject.