Serbian Orthodox Church
Communiquefrom the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from its regular meeting held in Belgrade November 17-20, 2010
The second regular meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops was held between November 17-20, 2010 at the Patriarchate in Belgrade under the presidency of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej. All diocesan bishops took part in the work of the Assembly, with the exception of the head of the autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid, His Beatitude Jovan and Bishop Konstantin of Central Europe.
On today's session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church it has been decided that vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan to be appointed as Bishop of Raska-Prizren.
Bishop Teodosije, baptized as Zivko Sibalic, was born on June 29, 1963 in Cacak, by father Milan and mother Biljana (born as Jovic), now Sister Marta, a nun.. Upon completing his primary and secondary school in Gorjani and Uzice, he studied theology at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, where he graduated. He became novice on January 6, 1987 in the monastery of Crna Reka, near Novi Pazar, where he started a monastic life by the spiritual guidance of the current retired Bishop Artemije of Raska-Prizren. He became a monk on the Patron Saint's Day, Saint Michael the Archangel, on November 21, 1989, and got a monastic name Teodosije after St. Theodosios the Great, the founder of monastic communal life (cenobitism).
Today with a conciliar service of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Monastery of St. Archangel Michael in Rakovica began the second regular session of the Holy Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2010.
Serbs who visited the cemetery in Dečani, near Medieval famous Serbian monastery in Kosovo and Metochia, to mark the All Souls' Day on Saturday found that the Orthodox graves have been desecrated. This is according to official of the Decani municipal assembly Snežana Paunović. "The previous visit to the Orthodox cemetery was organized on August 28, 2010.
Theme: The Truths of the Gospel in the life of the Church and of the Christians in the Church
- Friday, October 29, 2010: Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chicago 7:00 p.m. - Lecture
- Sunday, October 31, 2010: St. Petka Seriban Orthodox Church, Escondido - Slava Celebration
- Tuesday, November 2, 2010: Saint Steven's Cathedral Alhambra 7:00 p.m. - Lecture and Dinner (RSVP)
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nikitas, Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Insitute in Berkeley, California, visited Saint Steven's Cathedral on Slava.