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  An interview with His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia († 2009)

How do you, our archpastor, the head of our Church, see the future of Orthodoxy in the so-called New Times?

—Christ said that the further it gets, the harder it will be for us. There will be wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines and pestilences; that lawlessness will increase, the love of many will grow cold, one person will rise up against another and one will betray another. However, Christ says in another place, we need to prepare ourselves to withstand it to the end.

Feast of the Holy Great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen, Equal to the Apostles

The Church calls St Constantine (306-337) “the Equal of the Apostles,” and historians call him “the Great.” He was the son o the Caesar Constantius Chlorus (305-306), who governed the lands of Gaul and Britain. His mother was St Helen, a Christian of humble birth.

At this time the immense Roman Empire was divided into Western and Eastern halves, governed by two independent emperors and their corulers called “Caesars.” Constantius Chlorus was Caesar in the Western Roman Empire. St Constantine was born in 274, possibly at Nish in Serbia. In 294, Constantius divorced Helen in order to further his political ambition by marrying a woman of noble rank. After he became emperor, Constantine showed his mother great honor and respect, granting her the imperial title “Augusta.”

Once when I’m gone

Once when I'm gone
a new dawn awaken out of night
will blossom in the daylight,
permeating with life all the creation
with joy and breeze and roses of salvation.

A video of support from over 30 countries for the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

A great attention has been paid to an exceptional video material put on the YouTube in the form of conjoint video "We won’t give up our shrines! - support from over 30 countries around the world", which was initiated by a Serbian theologian Krsto Stanisic, and realized by a team of young people led by Georgina Stanisic. Krsto Stanišić, a PhD student in theology in Germany, is talking for the Radio “Slovo ljubve AEM” about the recording and realization of this very demanding project and the response to it.

He says that support comes from many people around the world, regardless to their nationality and religion: "They are honest people and they all share the admiration for the prayer procession for protecting the shrines and to the people of Montenegro. There are many more than 30 countries from which people are interested in what has been happening in the Montenegro. The people have recognized the meaning of the prayer procession. The profoundness of the prayer procession is a global meaning. The message - We won’t give our shrines- is a global message. The biblical scenes have been taking place in Montenegro. The prayer procession is something truly universal in the world. It is something that Montenegro has to offer not only to Europe but to all the humanity as well!”

7-story monument to St. Symeon the Myrrh-streamer being installed in Belgrade

St. Symeon the Myrrh-streamer, one of the most important and revered saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church, will soon be honored in the capital city of Belgrade with the largest monument in Serbia.

On Monday, May 18, the pedestal for the future monument was installed on Sava Square in the city, Deputy Mayor Goran Vesić reported on his Facebook page.