Ten years suffering for Christ

In the United States of America, the internet site “Free Archbishop Jovan” (see here) which informs the English speaking public about the state persecution on religious grounds in R. Macedonia, targeted against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the Bishops, clergy, monasticism and faithful people of the canonical Church in our fatherland, the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, is active for several years.

Plaque of the Faculty of Security to Bishop Jovan of Lipljan

On Friday, June 8, 2012 at the ceremony on the occasion of the Day of the Faculty of Security, which was held at the great hall of the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade, dean of the Faculty Dr Vladimir Cvetkovic awarded His Grace Bishop Jovan of Lipljan with a special plaque for a special contribution to the development of the Faculty and the study of security in general. 

Besides Bishop Jovan the Centre for peace operations of the Serbian Army, this award was also given to Military Intelligence Agency and Security Information Agency, publishing house Sluzbeni glasnik, Military Academy, Institute  for strategic studies, Military Medical Academy, Ambassador of Serbia to the FYR Macedonia Tomislav Djurin, as well as other institutions and personalities.

Slava of the chapel of St. Luke at Military Medical Academy

Slava of the chapel of St. Luke at Military Medical Academy
Slava of the chapel of St. Luke at Military Medical Academy
Slava of the chapel of St. Luke at Military Medical Academy
Slava of the chapel of St. Luke at Military Medical Academy

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served yesterday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the chapel of  St. Luke of Simferopol at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. 

Youngwood Parish Celebrates 100 Years

Youngwood Parish Celebrates 100 Years

With great pride in our forefathers who struggled and sacrificed in order to found and perpetuate our Holy Church, and much joy in the celebration of an important milestone, parishioners and friends of the Holy Ascension of Our Lord Church in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, celebrated 100 years of service to God on May 20, 2012.

Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by Proto Dragoljub Malich and former parish priest Proto Stephen Zaremba and  Proto Vladimir Demshuk. The choir was directed by Shan Stanoszek and the Epistle was read by Lauren Musgrave. Honored Kumovi were Phil Monte and Angeline Babich.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attends inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attends inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attends inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attends inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attends inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended yesterday, on June 11, 2012 on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic. The reception at the building of the Presidency of Serbia was also attended by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa and His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Serbian Patriarch.