Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Gracanica Monastery
After the morning Christmas service, the feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was celebrated at the Gracanica monastery with the Divine Liturgy. His Grace Bishop Teodosije presided with the concelebration of eight priests. Besides a few hundred believers who participated at the Liturgy there were also representatives of the Government of Serbia: Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, chief of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija; Mr. Mirko Krlic and Veljko Odalovic, President of the Government Commission for missing persons. High international officials also attended the Christmas celebration and lunch: Mr. Samuel Žbogar, chief of the EU Office in Kosovo; Major General Folker Halbauer, KFOR chief commander, Mr. Dimitris Moshopoulos, the EU special representative for the issues of religious and cultural heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church iand others.
The Christmas Enclytical was read at the Liturgy and the gifts for children were given out later. At the end the Christmas lunch was prepared for all the guests.
Because of the incident which was caused by Kosovo police with unfounded apprehension of few Serbs, Mr. Vulin's visit was interrupted with the order to leave immediately the territory of Kosovo and Metohia.
The feast day of the Nativity of Jesus Christ was celebrated in all parish churches and monasteries of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren.
Source: Diocese of Raska-Prizren