Distinguished people receive high acknowledgments of the Serbian Church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, today, on 18 February 2013, handed over high distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the deserved individuals for their contribution in the fields of economy, science, art, culture and for  the improvement of the human rights and freedom.

For the expressed unselfish love towards the Hoy Mother Church, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded Mr. Radomir Bojanic, director of Srbijamarka – PTT Saobracaj Srbija; Mr. Rados Bajic, film director; and maestro, Mr. Bora Dugic with the Order of Saint Sava of the second degree. Mrs. Nada Milojevic, clerk of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Serbia was awarded with the Order of Saint Sava of the Third Degree. Professor Ivan Hiti from Varazdin was awarded with the Order of Saint Emperor Constantine. Mr. Bozidar Djurovic, actor Bozidar Djurovic and academic sculptor Ljubisa Mancic were awarded with the Order of Despot Stephen Lazarevic.

Regarding the torture on religious basis which is being performed upon Archbishop Jovan

On 14.02.2013 the analysis of prof. Mirjana Najcevska, regarding the media in the developed democratic countries and their role as controllers of the authorities in the aspect of the respect and protection of the human rights, was published.

 The analysis was prepared as part of the USAID project for strengthening of the media in Macedonia – Component Service for validation of the media facts, implemented by Metamorphosis.  The analysis is provided through the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of the analysis are responsibility of the author and they do not reflect the stances of Metamorphosis, USAID or the U.S. Government.

In the analysis, prof. Mirjana Najcevska is treating the important role in the implementation of the verdicts of the European Court for Human Rights, which the media has in the developed democratic countries, and at the same time is elaborating the state in which the media in R. Macedonia are found, in regard to the mentioned subject.

Liturgical gatherings in Venezuela

Liturgical gatherings in Venezuela
Liturgical gatherings in Venezuela
Liturgical gatherings in Venezuela
Liturgical gatherings in Venezuela

Maraquai – Presbyters Aleksandar Djurdjevic and Antonio Garcia celebrated the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy along with the choir that sang responses at the church of Saint John the Baptist in Maracai. Following the Holy Liturgy there was a traditional agape dinner.

Caracas – On the feast day of the Meeting of the Lord at the Russian church of Saint Nicholas the Holy Liturgy was served by local priests. The choir of the Russian St. Nicholas church sang responses.

The Meeting of the Lord at Orasac

The Meeting of the Lord at Orasac
The Meeting of the Lord at Orasac
The Meeting of the Lord at Orasac
The Meeting of the Lord at Orasac

The feast day of the Meeting of the Lord – Statehood  Day of the Republic of Serbia also this year was solemnly celebrated аt historic Orasac.

The celebration of this great feast day of the Church of Christ began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Jovan of Sumadia with the concelebration of episcopal deans of Orasac and Topola and its clergy. Attending the Holy Liturgy there were Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine, Mr. Velimir Ilic, Minister of Construction and Urbanism, Mr. Bojan Radovic, president of the Municipality of Mladenovac, as well as other personalities.

Patriarch Irinej at Russian church in Belgrade

Patriarch Irinej at Russian church in Belgrade
Patriarch Irinej at Russian church in Belgrade
Patriarch Irinej at Russian church in Belgrade
Patriarch Irinej at Russian church in Belgrade

Marking  four years of Patriarchal  ministry of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Divine Liturgy at the Podvorye of the Church of Holy Trinity of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Patriarchal ministry of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 10 February 2013. Protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, dean of the Podvorye, concelebrated.