Restoring Hope History & Future – Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 31/12/17 According to Architect S. Don Zivkovic of Zivkovic & Connolly Architects P.C., Project Executive for the rebuilding effort of the grand and historic landmark church, St. Sava Cathedral in New York City, on Friday, December 22, 2017, the erection of the scaffolding, required for the removal of the severely damaged Caen ...

Prime Minister of Serbia extended Christmas best wishes to Orthodox Christmas

Church of Serbia - 9/1/17 The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, extended Christmas greetings to the Hierarchs, clergy and all the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In his Christmas message  the Prime Minister writes: “I extend my sincere best wishes to the clergy, monastics and all the Orthodox faithful who most ...

President of Croatia congratulated the feast-days of Orthodox Christmas

Church of Serbia - 8/1/17 President of Croatia Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic sent best wishes to the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, His Eminence Porfirius, and via him to the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, on the occasion of the forthcoming feast-days of Orthodox Christmas, and greeted him with the ...

The Estonian Government Refuses to Declare Orthodox Christmas and Easter to be National Holidays

The Estonian Government Refuses to Declare Orthodox Christmas and Easter to be National Holidays

December 4, 2014. The Ministry of Justice explained this decision by stating that not all Estonian Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. The Interfax-Religion website has reported that parishioners of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Constantinople celebrate this feast day according to the Gregorian calendar, together with Christians ...

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 Christmas in Albania

  7/1/14 Themistokli Bambulla Teolog-Msc Psikopedagogji "The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, becoming as one of us, is really an historic event that happened more than two thousand years ago, but it is also an event that transcends history. For when God intervenes in history, the events always overcome it; becoming trans-historical, which means that whatever God touches ...

Alyse Radenovic and Art: Remembering the Serbian Christian Victims of Bratunac in Bosnia

Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times 12/6/13 The Bosnian civil war witnessed massacres on all sides because outside of the mass simplicity of political leaders and major media agencies you have a different reality which is hidden. After all, despite the reality that America, Iran, al-Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and many others were all on the same side; it ...

Serbs say Kosovo police tortured them while in detention

Beta, Tanjug, Radio KiM 10/1/13 PRIŠTINA -- The EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX, has been sent complaints accusing members of the Kosovo police, KPS, of committing torture. A group of Serbs detained on Christmas Day in the Serb enclave of Gračanica, transferred to Priština, and then released a day later with misdemeanor charges pressed against them, was subjected ...

Writer Reflects on Christmas Holidays in Bethlehem

By Arpi Nakashian Staff Writer 19/12/2012 Bethlehem— Where prayers hang on the wind as bullets hits the ground like heavy rain, Christmas time in Bethlehem is filled with many joyful and heartbreaking experiences. It was easier to travel to Bethlehem on a donkey 2011 years ago rather with a car nowadays. It's Christmas, the greatest time of the year. The infamous ...

Egypt’s Christians celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

Christians at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo celebrated Christmas amid tight security and calls for national unity.

By Sarah El Deeb ASSOCIATED PRESS 8/1/2012 CAIRO - Egypt’s Christians yesterday celebrated their first Christmas after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a display of national unity to allay fears of the growing power of Islamists. The Coptic Orthodox celebration follows an escalation in violence against the minority, an estimated 10 percent of ...

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas

Amidst the natural gas crisis, Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem, Russia, Serbia, Georgia, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and the Ukraine, among others, celebrated Christmas on January 7, following to the Julian calendar.According to Reuters, because of the gas crisis between Russia and Ukraine, in the Balkans, people celebrated Orthodox Christmas in churches lit by candles and ...

Metropolitan Kirill congratulates believers on Orthodox Christmas

Moscow, January 6, Interfax - On the Eve of Orthodox Christmas, interim head of the Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad congratulated Orthodox Christians."Today we recall how the Son of God came down to people so that each one of us could rejoin Him. But to allow this to happen, there must ...

Metropolitan Kirill congratulates believers on Orthodox Christmas

Moscow, January 6, Interfax - On the Eve of Orthodox Christmas, interim head of the Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad congratulated Orthodox Christians."Today we recall how the Son of God came down to people so that each one of us could rejoin Him. But to allow this to happen, there must ...