UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visits Decani Monastery and Cathedral church of St. George in Prizren26. July 2012 - 10:12
Decani - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon with his spouse and associates visited on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 within his one-day visit to Kosovo and Metohia the Decani Monastery. The distinguished guest was welcomed by heugomen of the monastery archimandrite Sava with hieromonk Petar and nun Nifonta. After he learned about the history of the monastery and the visit to the church UN Secretary General with his delegation had a talk with archimandrite Sava and Decani monks.
Monastery of Veselinje: Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrates memorial church in glory and honour of the Glamoc hieromartyrs25. July 2012 - 11:51
On Sunday, 7th after the Pentecost, on July 22 2012, on the day of the memory of hieromartyrs of Glamoc Sima and Mirko, hieromartyr Pancratius and Saint Theodor, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, upon the invitation of His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Bihac-Petrovac came to the monastery of Veselinje in the village of Vrba near Glamoc.
On Sunday, July 22, 2012, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Church in Alhambra, California, His Grace Bishop Maxim, together with Fr. Jovan Babic, Diocesan Assistant Chancellor, Fr. Nicholas Ceko, Dean of the Cathedral, Fr. Norman Kosanovich, Assistant Priest at the Cathedral, and the faithful parishioners of Saint Steven's Cathedral, celebrated the Divine Liturgy commemorating the Holy Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Italy and the Holy Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortina in Crete.
Following the Divine Liturgy, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, all the Clergy and parishioners, enjoyed few hours of fellowship and a delicious luncheon in the main hall.
Source: Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today in the church of Saint Sava on Vracar the memorial service to Serbian Patriarch Varnava Rosic of blessed repose, the great confessor of the Orthodox faith, who died on this day in 1937. After it, a collection of works and a documentary film entitled Life for Orthodoxy were presented.
Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Marko Djuric with associates visited on July 19, 2012 the monastery of Gracanica, where he was welcomed by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren. After talks and a lunch with Bishop Teodosije, Mr. Djuric with associates had to visit the monastery of Decani. Unfortunately, the visit of the advisor to the President of the Republic was stopped by the intervention of the Kosovo police which although it had approved program of the visit, sent Mr. Djuric to the administrative crossing Merdare.