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Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid released from prison!

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 @ 8:51 pm in General | Comments Off

Statement by the Communication Service of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

On February 2, 2015, in compliance with the ruling of the Skopje Court, Archbishop Jovan (Vraniskovsky) of Ohrid, a hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, was released from the Idrizovo prison.
His situation and […]

Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid to be released from prison on January 19

Posted: Thursday, January 15th, 2015 @ 2:42 pm in General | Comments Off

The Greek Church news agency Romfea has published exclusive news: Archbishop Jovan (Vraniskovski) of Ohrid, who is currently serving the prison sentence in FYR Macedonia, will be released on January 19, 2015.
According to the agency’s information, the judicial authorities have resolved to release Archbishop Jovan after the hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church served […]

Communique of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Posted: Monday, December 29th, 2014 @ 6:23 am in General | Comments Off

On the basis of a Memorandum that was signed by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Belgrade on 15 November 2014, and with the blessing of both, Russian and Serbian Patriarchs, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations […]

Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion had a meeting with Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 @ 6:16 pm in General | Comments Off

On December 19 and 20, 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had an official visit to FYR Macedonia. Late in the evening of December 19, at the border with R. Bulgaria, he […]

Archbishop Jovan marks three years of imprisonment

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 @ 8:32 am in General | Comments Off

On December 12, 2011, Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, voluntarily entered his homeland, at the border-crossing near Bitola, where he was arrested. Since that day, the state apparatus executes torture incomprehensible for the contemporary democratic societies upon him.
In the course of these three years, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops […]

Response to the letter of His Eminence Stefan, Archbishop of Ohrid in schism

Posted: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 @ 2:52 pm in General | Comments Off

Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Nr. 1120 - September 9, 2014, Belgrade
To His Eminence Stefan, Archbishop of Ohrid in schism
Skopje
Subject: Your letter and Our reaction to it
Your Eminence,
We received Your letter SAS nr. 18 from July 25, 2014, through which You are informing us of the criminal activities – as You name […]

Human Rights Without Frontiers: Archbishop Jovan – a hate crime victim

Posted: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 @ 11:46 am in General | Comments Off

Founded in 1989, Human Rights Without Frontiers International is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on research, analysis and monitoring of a wide range of human rights concerns in many countries throughout the world. The organisation is also dedicated to the promotion of democracy and the rule of law. Located in the heart of European policy-making […]

The Court of Appeals confirmed – Archbishop Jovan remains in prison in the next three years!

Posted: Sunday, August 10th, 2014 @ 2:56 pm in General | Comments Off

On July 17, 2014, the domestic media published the news that the Court of Appeals in Skopje had confirmed the verdict of the Court of First Instance Skopje 1, by which His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje is sentenced to three years of imprisonment, and the rest of the convicted Bishops, […]

Archbishop Jovan - political prisoner Nr. 1 in modern-day Europe

Posted: Monday, June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:54 pm in General | Comments Off

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church held its regular meeting from 14th to 24th May 2014. The Assembly published an Announcement for its ten-day work, in one part of which it also speaks of the canonical Church in R. Macedonia, the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric.
In the mentioned part of the final Announcement, […]

Dean Mr Michael Tritos: the imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan is a stain and disgrace for the 21st century civilization!

Posted: Monday, January 27th, 2014 @ 7:18 pm in General | Comments Off

The Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the state University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki, Professor Michael Tritos, whose field of expertise is the history of the Slavic Churches, on the occasion of the passed two years of imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, for Romfea, expressed his personal stance in regard to this subject:
“The […]

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, for Christmas, sent an appeal to the authorities of R. Macedonia and to the international community, for releasing of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid

Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 @ 1:45 pm in General | Comments Off

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, in his most recent epistle for Christmas, which he delivered to the public on January 3, 2014, addressed the state persecution on religious basis that is performed against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric.
In the epistle, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia sent an appeal to the authorities […]

Prof. Mirjana Najcevska, Ph.D.: imprisoning Archbishop Jovan in the detention prison was torture by the authorities

Posted: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 @ 1:38 pm in General | Comments Off

R. Macedonia’s Parliamentary Committee on Political System and Inter-Ethnic Relations, on December 12 and 13, 2013, organized a public hearing on the subject: “Analysis of the respect of the constitutionally guaranteed right to presumption of innocence, the findings regarding the abuse of the measure detention, violation of the freedom of speech and the freedom of […]

Stojan Andov: the verdicts against Archbishop Jovan are incomprehensible to the civilized world!

Posted: Sunday, November 17th, 2013 @ 10:46 am in General | Comments Off

The first President of the pluralistic Assembly of R. Macedonia, who on three terms presided the Assembly, the renowned politician Stojan Andov, in his article in the weekly magazine “Fokus” (nr. 942, from 25.10.2013) once again spoke of the court verdicts against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje.
The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has already […]