Blessing of church bells in Benkovac

Blessing of church bells in Benkovac
Blessing of church bells in Benkovac
Blessing of church bells in Benkovac
Blessing of church bells in Benkovac

On Sunday, March 25, 2012 His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Benkovac, as well as performed blessing of  bells for the church of St. John in Benkovac.

Memorial service for the suffered in NATO bombing in Gracanica

In front of the cross next to the House of culture in Gracanica on March 24, 2012 the 13th anniversary since the NATO bombing and suffering in Kosovo and Metohija which followed then, was marked with the memorial service.

After the memorial service which was served by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija along with the priesthood of the Episcopal Deanery of Pristina Bishop Teodosije addressed the present believers. He said that after the 1999 bombing for the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija peace did not followed, but new sufferings.

The memorial service in Gracanica was attended by more than a hundred citizens who laid flowers and lighted candles in front of the cross.

Source: Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija

St. Petersburg Deanery Clergy Confession and Christian Education Meeting

His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN scheduled the Fifth St. Petersburg Deanery Meeting on Christian Education to be held at St. King Milutin Serbian Orthodox Church of Jacksonville, Florida. The meeting was held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Deanery Clergy Confession.

The St. Petersburg Deanery previously was a part of the Washington Deanery and has shown much growth in recent years. In addition to significant activity in the individual parishes, the Deanery has held youth camps that are very well attended.

Bishop Mitrophan Attends Lenten Vespers in Youngstown Parish

His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America attended the Lenten Vespers for the Cleveland Deanery, the second group, hosted by Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio.

V. Rev. Stavrophor Janko Rajlich, the dean led the evening's service with the con-celebration of V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Filipovic, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, Protonamesnik Milovan Katanic and host Rev. Dragan Goronjic.

Serbian Patriarch meets Ambassador of Cyprus

Serbian Patriarch meets Ambassador of Cyprus
Serbian Patriarch meets Ambassador of Cyprus
Serbian Patriarch meets Ambassador of Cyprus
Serbian Patriarch meets Ambassador of Cyprus

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today, on March 26, 2012 in the Serbian Patriarchate Mrs. Nafsika Chr. Krousti, ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus in Belgrade.