Serbian Orthodox Church
The annual meeting of the Central Church Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America was held at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago December 10-11, 2010. The host for this year's meeting was His Grace Bishop Longin in has capacity as deputy for the Administrator of the Libertyville-Chicago Metropolitanate, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, together with the clergy and church board of the Cathedral. The Central Council is composed of the diocesan bishops and clergy and lay representatives from each of the dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in this hemisphere.
On St. Nicholas Day, the Archbishop of Myra the Wonder-worker, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb and Ljubljana served the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Tranfiguration of Our Lord in Zagreb.
The bell of eight tons, dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the monastery of Mileseva, will be casted by May next year in the Russian foundry in Yaroslavl. This was agreed on Friday during a visit of the Russian ambassador Alexander Konuzin in Serbia and the owner of the bell factory Nikolai Shuvalov and conversation with Bishop Filaret of Milesevo in the Foundation of the Nemanjics.
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren says that intentions of monk Artemije about creating of some so-called "true church" are not real and after all this there are no chance of the schism in the Church.
In the Diocese of Raska and Prizren it is assessed that the attempt of the Bishop Artemije, who was disfrocked, and a group of monks to seize monasteries on the north of Kosovo and Metohija was an unique and unprecedented event in the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The RTS crew was in the monastery of Duboki Potok, from where Artemije and his followers were escorted to Kraljevo.