Diocese of Raska-Prizren strongly condemns the brutal killing of two Serbian returnees in the village Talinovac near Urosevac

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizrena and Kosovo-Metohija strongly condemns the brutal crime in a village of Talinovac near Urosevac,  in which two Serbian returnees were killed last night, spouses Milovan and Ljiljana Jevtic. 

Bishop Teodosije appealed to the international representatives in Kosovo and local institutions as soon as possible to investigate this brutal crime and to provide the Serbs in Talinovac a peaceful, safe and dignified life.  If the police also this time fails to find the perpetrators, as it was in the case with several other similar crimes against the Serbs, and we should mention the brutal murder of the family Stolic in Obilic in 2003., this latest crime will be another indication that the responsibility for this situation lies not only with individuals extremists, but also with the local Kosovar institutions. In this manner this institutions conceal, and often openly tolerate and encourage a violent and intolerant behavior toward Serb returnees.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic
Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic
Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic
Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today on July 9, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the President of the Republic of Serbia. 

MOBA 2012

With God's help also this year socializing of the Serbian youth from abroad will be held. Moba 2012 is an action of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Diocese of Sabac) intended for the Serbian high school and student youth from the country and diaspora mainly to get to know the religion, the language and the history of the Serbian people. The programme of the stay of the Moba participants has a goal that young people get together and get to know cultural and historical heritage of the country and the people they originate from.

MOBA is for the 12th time held in the monastery of Saint Nikolai in Soko Grad near Ljubovija from July 19 until August 19. The departure is at 12 am in front of the Patriarchate in Belgrade. A person for contact is priest Zivorad Selenic, cell phone no. 063/208-677.

Bishop Atanasije serves in Holy Trinity church in Grocka

Bishop Atanasije serves in Holy Trinity church in Grocka

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, served yesterday on July 8, 2012 the Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity church in Belgrade's suburb of Grocka. He was concelebrated by many priests and deacons. The gathered believers listened to a sermon held by His Grace Atanasije who on this occasion conveyed the blessing of Patriarch Irinej. 

Church slava in Dapto

Church slava in Dapto

On Saturday, July 7, 2012 parishioners of the church municipality of Saint John the Baptist from Dapto, near Wollongong, celebrated the feast of Saint. John the Forerunner and Baptist -their church slava. 

On this occasion the Divine Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej and he was concebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Ljupko Cubrilovic, local parish; Ilija Dragosavljevic, retired parish of Canberra and Miodrag Peric, hierarchal dean of Sidney as well as  hierodeacon Siluan (Mrakic) and deacons Nemanja Mrdjenovic and Petar Mrakic, as well as protopresbyter-staurophor Milan Zbiljic and parish of Wollongong presbyter Branko Bosancic.