Serbian Orthodox Church
Moscow, December 12, 2011 - Heugomen of the Holy Serbian Imperial Laura archimandrite Metodije and Bishop Antonije of Moravica met in Moscow with Nenad Popovic, the president of the ABC company, lecturer at the Moscow's Lomonosov University and the State Mining University and member of the parliament of the Republic of Serbia. The same day, the Hilandar delegation met at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate with deputy president of the DECR archpriest Nikolai Balashov.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch concluded today his canonical visit to the Stauropegial monastery of St. Sava in Libertville and the Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church which are located across the Midwestern and Western United States.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine, celebrated today The Royal Family’s Patron Saint Day – Saint Andrew the First Called in the Royal Palace in Belgrade.
Liverpool - the Serbian Orthodox Church became richer for one new priest on the field of God. With the Grace of God on Sunday, December 11, 2011 in the church of St. Apostle Luke in Liverpool, protodeacon Branko Vasilic, personal secretary of Bishop Irinej was ordained a presbyter.
With the blessing of God and with the effort of clerics of the Serbian Orthodox Church Representation in Moscow, in the first days of the Nativity Fast among Serbs who live and work in Moscow donations were collected for a restoration of the Hilandar monastery.
The first Serbs from Austro-Hungary who settled in the city of Des Moines at the beginning of the twentieth century went to the nearby St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska or to St. George in Kansas City, Kansas and less in a local Greek Orthodox church of St. George. In the 1920s in one suburb of Des Moines where surface coal mines were located and where a large group of Serbs from Lika and Montenegrins lived and worked, the Brotherhood of St. Spiridon of the Serbian Supporting Association Sloga was founded but did not last long.