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.
The first day of December is the day when Ukranians remember the victims of Holodomor. On the occasion of this event, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Cetinje monastery as well as the memorial service for the victims. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije celebrated the Liturgy in the presence of diplomatic representatives of Ukrain and Russia in Montenegro.
2012 Winter youth retreat – December 26 to December 30. The theme of this year’s winter
retreat is: KEEPING IT REAL
This year we are trying something new. Location of the winter youth retreat, as most of you already know, is going to be at the Serbian Monastery in New Carlisle Indiana – an hour and a half drive from Chicago. We have arranged a bus to pick up and return all those from the Chicago area, as well as those arriving to Chicago. Please also know, there may be a change of location if the number of participants is overwhelming. For now, take a look at the pictures from the Monastery mentioned. It will be a place you will never forget. We will have more details after December 1.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received at the Serbian Patriarch in Belgrade Mr. Andrei Kostin, president of the VTB Bank, Mr. Oleg Sienko, director general of Uralvagonzavod, as well as His Excellency Alexander Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade.
On Sunday, 27th after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, vicar of Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Sts Constantine and Helen in Vozdovac. The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter Djordje Popovic, presbyter Jovan Petrovic and protodeacon Radomir Rakic.