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His Holiness Irineaus, Serbian Patriarch, met today with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

President of the Russian Federation visited today Belgrade, where he met with President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met today at the Palace Serbia in Belgrade, in front of which the military parade had been held on the occasion of the centennial since the beginning of the World War One and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, in the Second World War.

Catholicos of All Armenians received the President of the Republic of Serbia

  On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic who was in Armenia for an official state visit. The President was accompanied by the Republic of Armenia Foreign Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian.

Welcoming the visit of the President of Serbia to the Republic of Armenia and the spiritual center of All Armenians; His Holiness expressed his satisfaction on the joint steps being undertaken towards expansion and development of inter-state relations. His Holiness stressed that the President’s visit strengthens the foundations of cooperation and friendship between the two peoples, and the two states.

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.