ISIS graffiti on the monastery of Dechani

ISIS graffiti on the monastery of Dechani
ISIS graffiti on the monastery of Dechani
ISIS graffiti on the monastery of Dechani
ISIS graffiti on the monastery of Dechani

On the property of the monastery of Dechani several graffiti of UCK, AKS, ISIS, " The Caliphate is coming" as well as two inscriptions which look like Arabian script showed up. 

The nearest graffiti are on the garden shed, about 300 meters east of the Dechani church.  After noticing the graffiti, monks informed the Kosovo police and KFOR, who began to investigate right away. While abbot of the monastery of Dechani was talking with the local KFOR commander Colonel Minelli and the chief of the Kosovo police in Dechani during the inspection, a group of young Albanians from the local road (100 m away) began chanting UCK. The police detained three young men because of their provocative behaviour.  It is assumed that unknown individuals wrote graffiti in the course of the last night by entering the property of the monastery at the place where it is not fenced. 

On the occasion of the Centennial of the death of Stevan St. Mokranjac

After months of planning, the choral workshop, symposium and concert of choral works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Serbian composer Stevan Mokranjac is now a fond memory.  The Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich and Serbian Singing Federation's  months of planning and revision finally took form starting on a chilly Friday evening, the 3rd of October, when participants in the choral workshop arrived at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in  on Chicago's northwest side. 

Out-of-town presenters representing two continents, Dr. Danica Petrovic, musicologist and Mokranjac  expert from Serbia  and His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand also arrived Friday evening.  Dr. Petrovic made the first of her three presentations during the weekend, discussing the history of Serbian liturgical music prior to Mokranjac.  Friday's gathering also served as a "meet and greet" for all present. 

80 years since the murder of King Alexander I

On the Royal court the exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the tragic murder of King of Yugoslavia Alexander I Karadjordjevic

Besides His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katarine, the opening of the exhibition was also attended by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who addressed many representatives of the diplomatic corps, cultural and public life of Serbia.

International Scientific Conference in Barcelona

International Scientific Conference in Barcelona
International Scientific Conference in Barcelona
International Scientific Conference in Barcelona
International Scientific Conference in Barcelona

With the blessing and in presence of His Grace Bishop Luke of Western Europe, protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Radomir Popovic participated at the International scientific conference organized by the Faculty of Theology in Barcelona.

Professor Popovic talked about Christology at Ecumenical Councils on 8 October 2014. The international scientific conference helped the Serbian Orthodox community in Barcelona, which has been functioning for two decades under the omophorion (bishop’s pall) of Bishop Luke of Western Europe, to present itself to the wider Catalonian public. Its wholehearted support got in protopresbyter-stavrophor Radomir Popovic, who presented in Barcelona the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade and the Serbian Patriarchate.

Patron Saint-day of the parish in Barcelona

Patron Saint-day of the parish in Barcelona
Patron Saint-day of the parish in Barcelona
Patron Saint-day of the parish in Barcelona
Patron Saint-day of the parish in Barcelona

The Serbian Orthodox parish in Barcelona solemnly celebrated its Patron Saint-day (slava) of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God.

On this occasion Bishop Luke of Western Europe served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of priests from the whole Spain and guests from Serbia: protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Radomir Popovic, professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, and presbyter Jovan Milanovic, professor of the Karlovci Seminary.

Bishop Irinej Celebrates Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral on Occasion of Symposium Visit

Bishop Irinej Celebrates Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral on Occasion of Symposium Visit
Bishop Irinej Celebrates Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral on Occasion of Symposium Visit
Bishop Irinej Celebrates Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral on Occasion of Symposium Visit
Bishop Irinej Celebrates Liturgy at Chicago Cathedral on Occasion of Symposium Visit

On Sunday, October 5th, His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, and as part of his official visit to this city on occasion of the Serbian Singing Society - S.S.S Branko Radichevich Choral Symposium marking the 100th Anniversary of the repose of Serbian composer Stevan St. Mokranjac.

Concelebrating with the esteemed guest hierarch from the Fifth Continent, who began his priestly ministry at the Chicago Cathedral, were the Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Fr. Uros Ocokoljic, the Reverend Presbyters: Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean; Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Fr Vasilije Vranic; and Reverend Deacons Theodore Sokolovic and Nenad Jakovljevic.