Admiral James Stavridis, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, visited with KFOR Commander Folker Halbauer Stauropegial Laura of the Patriarchate of Pec in Metohija on Thursday, October 11, 2012 . Admiral Stavridis was welcomed by His Grace Kyr Jovan, Bishop of Lipljan, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, who informed him about the treasure of the Mother church of all Serbian churches.
HIs Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America came to Kosovo and Metohija yesterday. Bishop Maxim served the Holy Liturgy in Prizren Cathedral church, at which pupils of the Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius chanted along with their professors. After the Holy Liturgy, Bishop Maxim along with the Diocesan Bishop Teodosije visited the Seminary where he was informed about its life and work. Bishop Maxim gave a financial contribution for the Seminary, a donation of the believers of his Diocese.
The slava of the Patriarchate of Pec, the Holy Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos was celebrated on October 14, 2012 at the church of St. Saviour with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy served by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej.
On Sunday, October 07, 2012, David Batrich met with the parishioners of Holy Resurrection of Christ, Serbian Orthodox Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. “This is the third oldest parish in the United States and has a strong community and tradition” said David. “We are implementing Stewardship” added Father Chris Rocknage, “and asked David to present an overview of Stewardship.”
On Sunday, October 7, 2012 on the feast day of St. Stefan the First-Crowned, St. King Vladislav, St. David of Serbia and Holy first martyr Tecla, foundations of the new church and parish centre in Ottawa were consecrated. His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada served the consecration with the concelebration of the competent priest f. Aleksandar Gujanicic and deacon Stefan Ikonomovski with the presence of the Mnaging board and many believers.