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the Serbian Orthodox Church

June 4, 2004

HIS HOLINESS RUSSIAN PATRIARCH ALEXEY RECEIVES 500 SERB CHILDREN FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

His Holiness Patriarch Alexey II of Moscow and All-Russia received a group of 500 Serb children from Kosovo and Metohija in the great hall of the church of Christ the Savior. The children will be resting, recuperating and receiving necessary medical treatment in the Moskovskaya, Kostromskaya, Tverskaya, Yaroslavskaya, Pskovskaya and Nizhegorodskaya districts.

Many of these boys and girls, aged 9 to 14 years, are orphans whose parents have been killed by Albanian terrorists.

This humanitarian program of assistance to the Serb children of Kosovo and Metohija is being conducted upon the initiative of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called Fund and the Russian Center for National Glory.

Many regional centers, banks and factories in Russia took part in the preparation, organization and financing of the Children of Kosovo program.

Source: www.mospat.ru

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH RECEIVES CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER II KARADJORDJEVIC AND PRINCESS KATHERINE

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine accepted an invitation by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to visit him in Constantinople. His All-Holiness extended the invitation during a recent visit to Belgrade on the occasion of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the First Serbian Uprising and completion of St. Sava Memorial Cathedral in Belgrade.

Crown Prince Alexander II Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine met with Patriarch Bartholomew in the Constantinople Patriarchate where a formal luncheon was held in their honor. On that occasion His All-Holiness expressed his satisfaction with his Belgrade visit and meeting with His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle.

During the course of a warm conversation, Patriarch Bartholomew said he was impressed by everything done thus far on St. Sava Cathedral.

Source: www.kraljevina.org

STUDENTS FOR CHILANDAR

The Association of Students of the Faculty of Philosophy, in cooperation with the St. Justin the Philosopher Society and other student organizations, made a monetary donation toward the restoration of Chilandar Monastery collected during their Students for Chilandar campaign. This campaign was launched immediately after the fire and lasted until March 17, 2004 when it had to be interrupted following the violence in Kosovo and Metohija.

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