For the fourth consecutive year, the Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich, our Cathedral choir, visited nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and private homes through the northern portion of Chicago, Cook and DuPage counties and southern Lake County, traveling through the more than 1500 square miles that comprises the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Libertyville and Chicago.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral served yesterday the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Ressurection of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Podgorica. After the Liturgy in the crypt of the church a monograph about Patriarch Gavrilo Dozic "We live in sanctity and freedom" by the author monk Pavle (Dozic)was presented.
Russia will take part in the restoration of Orthodox Christian shrines in Kosovo. In an arrangement with UNESCO, Russia will donate $ 2 mln for this in 2010 - 2011.
This money will be spent on restoring four Orthodox facilities which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list - the monastery of the Serbian Patriarchate in Peć, monasteries in Dečani and Gračanica and the church of the Mother of God in Prizren. Russia is also organizing the necessary administrative work and expert examinations. It will send there experienced architects, engineers and experts who will take part in the restoration works.
An illustrated monograph "Serbian Patriarchate" of the historian of the Serbian Orthodox Church protopresbyter staurophor Professor Dr. Pregrag Puzovic, which has been published recently by "Pravoslavna rec" from Novi Sad presents a great scientific and publishing project.
Tipometar launched in 2006 a project which goal was to enable all those who wanted to use the Cyrillic alphabet on computers to download free quality typefaces. The realization of this project also this year was supported by the Secretariat for Culture of the Belgrade City Assembly.
Protopresbyter Dr. John Behr, Dean of the Academy of Saint Vladimir from New York, held a lecture today in the great amphiteatre of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, an inspired lecture on the subject the Challenge of our past and an examination of the past; in the presence of professors and many students.
At the beginning of the lecture His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America informed all the present about the life and work of fr. John Behr.