Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Letter of Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia to Croatian President Dr Ivo Josipovic

Honourable Mr. President,

Let me congratulate You in my name and on behalf of the Diocese of Dalmatia on the recent election to the high office of the President of the Republic of Croatia with a desire to long and successfully perform this delicate and responsible duty.

The reason of our written address to You is meritorious and honest need to point You at the possible danger of announced creation of the so-called Croatian Orthodox community and the yesterday's announcement in Zadar, that a so-called Croatian Orthodox Church will be soon formed. All this mentioned might seem completely unnecessary, and even our own concern about the formation of these associations, as we are witnesses that in democratic societies various associations are popping up like mushrooms after rain. However, it seems to us that in this case, however, is about something else and it is not so harmless.

Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at Krka Monastery

On the Forth Sunday of Lent, on March 14, 2010, His Holiness Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at St. Archangel's Krka Monastery . During the sermon he pointed out the significance of the achievement and repentance, and particularly the participation in the Holy Eucharist through receiving sacrament with the Body and Blood of Christ.

Bishop Atanasije served Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Prishtina

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of served on March 6. 2010 Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in a newly renovated church of St. Nicholas in Prishtina with the concelebration of Bishop Teodosije and many priests from the local Diocese and other Dioceses of the SOC. Among those who served there were hieromonk Pajsije, head of Trnava Monastery near Chachak, protopresbyter Vladan Simic, secretary of the Diocese of Bachka, hieromonk German from Jezevica Monastery, as well as protopresbyter Radivoje Panic from Belgrade.

Bishops Atanasije and Teodosije receive the head of UNMIK and the KFOR commander in Gračanica Monastery

Today (March 2), at 11 o'clock in Gračanica Monastery Bishop Atanasije, the administrator of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren, and Vicar Bishop Teodosije received Lamberto Zannier, the head of UNMIK, who was accompanied by Mrs. Elizabeth Orlando and Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko.

Bishop Atanasije and Bishop Artemije visit Gračanica abbess in hospital in Laplje Selo

Today Bishop Atanasije, the Administrator of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, together with Bishop Artemije and two presbyters visited the ailing abbess of Gračanica Monastery, Mother Efrosinija, in hospital in Laplje Selo near Gračanica. Mother Efrosinija welcomed the bishops with great gratitude and thanked them for their visit.

Source: http://raska-prizren.blogspot.com/