The annual meeting of the Central Church Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America was held at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago December 10-11, 2010. The host for this year's meeting was His Grace Bishop Longin in has capacity as deputy for the Administrator of the Libertyville-Chicago Metropolitanate, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, together with the clergy and church board of the Cathedral. The Central Council is composed of the diocesan bishops and clergy and lay representatives from each of the dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in this hemisphere.
The bell of eight tons, dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the monastery of Mileseva, will be casted by May next year in the Russian foundry in Yaroslavl. This was agreed on Friday during a visit of the Russian ambassador Alexander Konuzin in Serbia and the owner of the bell factory Nikolai Shuvalov and conversation with Bishop Filaret of Milesevo in the Foundation of the Nemanjics.
Communiquefrom the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from its regular meeting held in Belgrade November 17-20, 2010
The second regular meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops was held between November 17-20, 2010 at the Patriarchate in Belgrade under the presidency of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej. All diocesan bishops took part in the work of the Assembly, with the exception of the head of the autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid, His Beatitude Jovan and Bishop Konstantin of Central Europe.
On today's session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church it has been decided that vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan to be appointed as Bishop of Raska-Prizren.
Bishop Teodosije, baptized as Zivko Sibalic, was born on June 29, 1963 in Cacak, by father Milan and mother Biljana (born as Jovic), now Sister Marta, a nun.. Upon completing his primary and secondary school in Gorjani and Uzice, he studied theology at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, where he graduated. He became novice on January 6, 1987 in the monastery of Crna Reka, near Novi Pazar, where he started a monastic life by the spiritual guidance of the current retired Bishop Artemije of Raska-Prizren. He became a monk on the Patron Saint's Day, Saint Michael the Archangel, on November 21, 1989, and got a monastic name Teodosije after St. Theodosios the Great, the founder of monastic communal life (cenobitism).