the Serbian Orthodox Church
LIFE SOURCE CITIZENS ASSOCIATION DOES
NOT HAVE THE BLESSING OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS
In the interest of truth, we wish to inform the public that
according to the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the
Serbian Orthodox Church the Life Source (Istocnik Zivota) Citizens
Association does not have, and has never had, the blessing of
the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
SLOVAK DELEGATION VISITS BELGRADE PATRIARCHATE
On behalf of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle, His Grace
Bishop Irinej of Backa, a member of the Holy Synod of Bishops,
received a delegation from Slovakia on July 14, 2005, in the
Representatives of the delegation, headed by the embassy advisor
for consular affairs, Mr. Zoran Vasiljevic, informed Bishop Irinej
of the desire of our people (in Slovakia) to maintain ties with
their homeland and Church. They discussed many issues related
to the spiritual life of our people in Slovakia, with which our
country has traditionally good relations, especially between
the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church of the Czech
Lands and Slovakia.
The members of the delegation then visited the Serbian Orthodox
Church Museum, where they had the opportunity to learn about
the valuable artifacts there attesting to the history and culture
of our people.
PATRONAL FEAST CELEBRATED IN THE PODVORYE OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX
CHURCH IN MOSCOW
The patronal feast of the church of the Podvorye of the Serbian
Orthodox Church in Moscow was celebrated on the feast of the
Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. With the blessing of His Holiness
Patriarch Alexey II of Moscow and All Russia, His Eminence Bishop
Mark of Yegorievsk officiated at the inspired religious service
in the church of the Podvorye with the concelebration of Archimandrite
Antonio, the administrator of the Serbian Podvorye in Moscow,
Archimandrite Ignatios, the administrator of the Podvorye of
the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Moscow, and Protopresbyters
Vsevolad Chaplin and Nikolai Balashov.
Services were attended by representatives of the diplomatic
corps and the Serbian diaspora in Moscow.
After Holy Liturgy and well wishes, Bishop Mark, with the blessing
of Patriarch Alexey, presented Archimandrite Antonio with the
Order of St. Sergei Radonesky of the Third Degree.
Sources: www.mospat.ru and www.serbskoe-podvorie.ru
PATRONAL FEAST CELEBRATED IN LICKO PETROVO SELO
Licko Petrovo Selo celebrated its patron saintís day, the feast
of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, in its renovated church.
His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac served Holy Hierarchal
Welcoming the faithful in attendance, Bishop Gerasim expressed
his support and empathy for their suffering and difficulties,
saying that suffering is not alien to the Orthodox, and that
through the centuries to this very day they have suffered for
truth, justice and the path of truth shown to us by Christís
example and later the example of all Godís chosen who perished
for Christ. Licko Petrovo Selo itself has suffered and continues
to suffer today with its residents. Bishop Gerasim noted that
if we must suffer, at least let us not suffer as sinners but
as lovers of justice, repentant in the Lord, accepting the Lord
through the Holy Mystery of the Eucharist, and following the
example of Godís chosen, enduring all difficulties that we encounter
on the path of Christ, that we, too, may say that we are the
clean vessels of the Holy Spirit and, as the Holy Apostle Paul
said, that the Lord lives within us.
Source: Diocese of Gornji Karlovac
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