Holy Fire travels through the Serbian Province of Kosovo & Metohija

16/4/15 The holy Fire from Jerusalem was taken to the Serbian Province of Kosovo and Metohija. Large number of Orthodox faithful in Kosovo took part in the holy ceremony. The holy fire was taken to the monasteries of Sopocani and Gracanica. The historic event was led by Bishop of Raska - Prizren & Kosovo-Metohija. Source:  

Monument of St. Stefan Uroš II Milutin unveiled in Kosovo & Metohija

January 2015 Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the faithful welcomed Prime Minister of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic in Monastery Gracanica and consecrated the monument of King Milutin on 14 January 2015. Bishop Teodosije, along with Serbian political representatives from Kosovo and Metochia and more than a thousand of Serbs welcomed in Grachanica monastery Prime Minister Mr. Aleksandar ...

Kosovo: ‘Only dead Serb is a good Serb’ graffiti on Orthodox church in Djakovica

2/3/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has noted that anti-Serb graffiti appeared on the Orthodox church in Djakovica in the south-western part of the province on Thursday morning. The Office calls on the international community to react so as to finally put an end to animosity against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, where ethnic Albanians ...

Orthodox church in Kosovo robbed

InSerbia - 02/04/14 ZVECAN – The Orthodox church and the parish house in the Babin Most village in northern Kosovo-Metohija were robbed last night by unknown perpetrators, Zvecan-based TV Most reported early Monday. It is the third time the church, situated just outside Obilic, has been targeted by robbers. This time, the thieves also broke down the parish ...

Two thirds of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs still in exile

2/3/14- InSerbia BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Kosovo-Metohija remains the mainstay of Serbian identity, although it is difficult to speak of normal church life with two thirds of SPC believers from the province still in exile, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija has said. “Thanks to God, our holy sites are as safe as ...

Serbs should unite and vote in Kosovo elections – Patriarch Irinej

14/10/13 PEC – The Patriarchate of Pec marked its day – the Protection of the Theotokos with a holy liturgy served by Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej along with Bishop Teodosije of Raska and Prizren. Patriarch Irinej said that the Patriarchate of Pec means a lot to Serbian people as it is a spiritual center, historic ...

Seminar of the priesthood of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren

13/8/2012 On Sunday, August 6, 2012 in the monastery of Gracanica the annual seminar of the priesthood of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija. In the work of the seminar, which was led by Bishop Teodosije, fifty seven priests and seven deacons from all parts of the Diocese participated. The work of the seminar began ...

Moscow aids Kosovo monasteries

Tanjug 9/2/2012 The Sretensky Monastery in Moscow has launched an action aimed at helping Serbian orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo-Metohija, the Ras-Prizren Diocese stated on Tuesday evening. The Sretensky Monastery in Moscow has launched an action aimed at helping Serbian orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo-Metohija, the Ras-Prizren Diocese stated on Tuesday evening. The monastery has opened ...

Tadic sends message of peace to all citizens in Kosovo-Metohija

Tanjug 8/1/2012 "Serbs, Albanians and representatives of the international community alike, we need to understand what is our existence and what is our role, which is to understand each other, to support each other, to provide a safe life for the children who will come after us, regardless of faith, regardless of nationality," Tadic said in a ...

Most Serb cemeteries in Kosovo in Poor Shape

Tanjug 27/10/2011 Serbian Orthodox cemeteries in Kosovo are in poor shape, the mission of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo-Metohija stated, adding that a majority of municipal administrations pay no attention to maintenance and preservation of the graveyards. Serbian Orthodox cemeteries in Kosovo are in poor shape, the mission of the Organisation for ...

SPC restores Committee for Kosovo Office

TANJUG 5/10/2011 The SPC said in a statement that the committee's office will be headed by Bishop Jovan of Ljipljan, who was appointed secretary of the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija. The task of the office will be organization and documentation of work of the Committee for Kosovo-Metohija, as well as creation of archives and libraries on Kosovo ...

Patriarch Irinej: Kosovo is also my own Gaping Wound

Tanjug 8/8/2011 “Kosovo is my personal big wound. I can remember how it all looked like back in 1948 when I went to Prizren for education. Today, everything is different. Destroyed walls of churches and burned shrines in Prizren and in all other places are like gaping holes,” Patriarch Irinej said for the Sunday edition of the ...

KOSOVO: UNCERTAINTY AND INSTABILITY

5/8/2011 Kosovo is the only territory in Europe where there are attempts at renaming cultural heritage by force. The history and cultural heritage of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija is being annulled and attempts at rewriting history are being made. Children of Serb nationality are being prevented from attending school in their mother tongue and being a Serb ...

Teodosije: Partition of Kosovo could lead to Escalation of Violence

3/6/2011 DECANI, June 3. (TANJUG). Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop of Raska and Prizren Teodosije stated Thursday that any partition of Kosovo could lead to escalation of violence, in which the Serb people would suffer the most. Commenting on the statements certain Serbian politicians recently made about Kosovo's partition, Teodosije said that those were just personal statements, ...

Church roof stolen in Prizren, Bishop Protests

13/4/2011 One part of the lead roof covering was stolen from Our Lady of Ljevis church in Prizren, and the Bishop of Ras-Prizren Teodosije has lodged a protest with the international institutions in Kosovo. The Kosmet Ministry stated that the Kosovo police is unable to adequately provide security for the monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox ...

“KFOR troop cut dangerous for holy sites”

2/1/2010 DEČANI -- A Serbian Orthodox Church dignitary says the reduction in the number of KFOR soldiers in Kosovo is "worrying and represents a very dangerous process". "The cut in the number of KFOR soldiers, given the permanent political and security instability in Kosovo-Metohija, is a very dangerous process," Archimandrite Sava Janjić stated at the SPC Dečani ...

THE ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY TO START WITH A HOLY LITURGY

2/10/2010 Serbian Patriarch Irinej will be enthroned as the 45th patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the monastery of the Pec Patriarchate, in Kosovo-Metohija, on October 3. The ceremony will be identical to the one held in the Belgrade Orthodox Cathedral on January 23, a day after his appointment. Serbian President Boris Tadic will be ...

International missions must secure Patriarch’s Inauguration

24/9/2010 Minister for Kosovo-Metohija Goran Bogdanovic stated that his Ministry and the Serbian government submitted a list of officials to KFOR who will be attending Patriarch Irinej’s inauguration on 3 October in the Pec Patriarchate. Minister for Kosovo-Metohija Goran Bogdanovic stated that his Ministry and the Serbian government submitted a list of officials to KFOR who will ...