His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren received in the monastery of Gracanica the Chief Commander of NATO in Europe, U.S. Admiral James Stavridis on 17 December 2012. Admiral Stavridis was accompanied by KFOR Commander Major General Folker Halbauer with his associates. Bishop Teodosije informed the NATO high officers with his point of view of the security situation of the Serbian people and its sacred places in Kosovo and Metohia. He also conveyed the concern of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church about the KFOR announcement of leaving the security of this monastery to the Kosovo police.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Alexander Chepurin, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade, on 21 December 2012.
On the occasion of the death of Bishop Hrizostom of Zica, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on today's extraordinary session brought the decision to elect His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia as an administrator of the Diocese of Zica.
The feast day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Archbishop of Myra, was formally marked with the Holy Liturgy at the church devoted to this saint in Zemun. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
Philanthropy, The Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church organized a conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges” on 13 December 2012, the day of Saint Andrew the First called Apostle. The Conference was organized in the St. Sava Hall in Nis, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis. The conference was attended by number of prominent participants, representatives of local authorities and social welfare institutions from whole Serbia, as well as respective representatives of civil society active in the area of providing social services to the most vulnerable rural population.