Farewell reception for Bishop Atanasije at the City Assembly of Belgrade

President of the City Assembly of Belgrade Mr. Aleksandar Antic received His Grace elected Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac in a farewell visit  at the Old Court on 9 August 2013.

Bishop Atanasije has been Bishop of Hvosno, vicar Bishop to the Serbian Patriarch at the Archbishopric of Belgrade for 14 years. The Holy Assembly of Bishops elected His Grace Atanasije Bishop of Bihac-Petrovac on 1 June 2013.

General Breedlove visits Monasteries of Pec Patriarchate and Decani

Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Phil Breedlove, accompanied by KFOR Commander General Volker Halblauer and representatives of Italian and American KFOR, visited  the Pec Patriarchate and the Decani Monastery on 7 August 2013. 

At the monastery of the Pec Patriarchate General Breedlove was welcomed by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Bishop Teodosije as a diocesan bishop and the member of the Holy Synod of Bishops, informed the American general with problems that our Church faces and emphasized a need that the KFOR forces remain in the region as long as possible and to provide security for the Serbian shrines and the people in the enclaves. 

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate on 6 and 7 August 2013

His Grace elected Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac received His Eminence Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar and His Grace Bishop of Varazdin Josip Mrzjak with entourage at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 7 August 2013.

Djurdjevi Stupovi celebrate 800th anniversary of its existence

On the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene, on 4 August 2013, the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi celebrated eight centuries of its existence.

Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church along with bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Besides many believers at the Liturgy there were also Prime Minister of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic, Minister of Education Mr. Zarko Obradovic, Minister of Culture and Information Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Ambassador of Serbia in Podgorica Mr. Zoran Lutovac, Ambassador of the Russian Federation Mr. Andrei Nesterenko and Ambassador of Ukraine Mrs. Oskana Slyusarenko.