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June 16, 2004


On the Feast of the Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Eminence Metropolitan Jovan of Veles and Povardarje, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, and His Grace Bishop Nikodim of Jerisos and Halkidiki served Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Vranje Cathedral. After Holy Liturgy the restored home of the Blessed Justin Popovic was consecrated. St. Justin Popovic, one of the greatest Serbian theologians, was a native of Vranje.

Metropolitan Amfilohije was the speaker at a ceremony attended by senior church dignitaries, state officials and numerous faithful. On the same day the Justin Popovic Spiritual Center organized the promotion of the book “A Man of the God-Man Christ” by Bishop Atanasije Jevtic of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (retired).

Source: Politika daily, Belgrade, June 16, 2004


This summer the St. Sava Youth Community of the Serbian Orthodox Church is organizing a camp for children in Studenica Monastery and tours of monasteries in Serbia and Montenegro. For further information please visit their Internet presentation at or visit or call the St. Sava Youth Community, located at Gospodar Jevremova Street number 42 in Belgrade, telephone +381-11-628-694.


As we have already written, a group of 520 children between the ages of 9 and 14 from Kosovo and Metohija are visiting Russia from June 2-23, 2004. The children have been placed in children’s resorts in the Moskovskaya, Kostromskaya, Tverskaya, Yaroslavskaya, Pskovskaya and Nizhegorodskaya districts. The “Children of Kosovo” program was organized with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Alexey II of Moscow and All-Russia by the St. Andrew the First-Called Fund and the Center for Russian National Glory Fund. In the assembly hall of the church of Christ the Savior in Moscow a formal concert of music was also prepared for the children with participation of many choirs and the Moscow Puppet Theater. Patriarch Alexey honored the children by his presence at the concert, welcoming them and presenting them with the Serbian language edition of the “Children’s Bible” and other gifts. Among the many guests present at the concert were Metropolitan Kliment; Mr. Milan Rocen, the Serbia and Montenegro ambassador in Russia; Archimandrite Antonije (Pantelic), the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church representative office in Moscow; Ms. Ivana Zigon, the president of the Serbian-Russian Friendship Society; and representatives of local Orthodox churches in Russia.


On the second Sunday after Holy Pentecost, June 13, 2004, in the city of Helsingborg in the south of Sweden, His Grace Bishop Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia served Holy Archierchal Liturgy and on that occasion consecrated the new bells. Bishop Dositej’s concelebrants included Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Radmilo Stokic, parish priest from Denmark; Protosyncellus Metodije Lazic, Protopresbyter Dragan Predic, the senior priest from Helsingborg, and Deacon Velisa Vasic from Stockholm. The most deserving distinguished by church recognitions for their efforts toward the construction of the new bell tower were Mr. Andrija Asanin, Mr. Pavle Kovacevic and Mr. Miljko Milosavljevic. Bishop Dositej emphasized in his sermon that this is the first church in Scandinavia with three bells and that from now on their peals would call the faithful to pray to the Lord God and St. Basil the Great, the protector of this church and parish. Holy Liturgy was attended by a large number of faithful from Helsingborg, Malme and Copenhagen.

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