Chicago, IL - In accordance with the recommendation of His Holiness Patriarch +IRINEJ issued yesterday at the Serbian Patriarchate, Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, will ring the Cathedral bells and serve a Moleban for the beneficial outcome of Kosovo and Metohija status talks on occasion of the announcement of the opinion of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, on the unilateral seccession of Serbia's southern province.
The Cathedral bells will ring for 5 minutes on Thursday, July 22nd, at 10:00 AM CDT, to coincide with 5:00 PM Central European Time when bells will be rung at all Orthodox churches and cathedrals throughout Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and the region.
A Moleban, or special prayer service, for the beneficial outcome of Kosovo and Metohija status talks will also be served at the Chicago Cathedral on Sunday, July 25th, immediately following the second Divine Liturgy which starts at 10:30 AM.
"By joining Serbian Orthodox churches throughout our fatherland to ring our bells and serve this Moleban, we are showing our spiritual unity and solidarity with Kosovo and Metohija Serbs who continue to live under terribly difficult conditions, as well as our people throughout the world who forever hold Kosovo and Metohija as the marrow of their spiritual and national identity," said Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean.
All parishioners and friends of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral are invited to attend these prayerful events.