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Holy Fire arrives in St. Sava Temple

BELGRADE - The Holy Fire, the flame of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, arrived in Serbia, where it was handed over to Patriarch Irinej, who shared it with Orthodox Church priests and people gathered in front of the Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade on Orthodox Easter on Sunday.

Marko Djuric wishes happy Easter from Gracanica

GRACANICA - Head of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Marko Djuric attended the Easter liturgy in the Gracanica monastery in KiM and wished Orthodox Christian believers in Serbia a happy Easter.

Dacic wishes Serbian citizens happy May Day

BELGRADE - Serbia's caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic wished the Serbian people a happy May Day - International Workers' Day - on Sunday.
"I wish all citizens of the Republic of Serbia a happy May Day - International Workers' Day - and wish them to spend the upcoming May Day holidays in good health and good mood.

Nikolic wishes people of Serbia happy Easter

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic Sunday wished the Serbian citizens who are Orthodox Christian believers, especially the Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, a happy Easter.
"The Christian faith implies the fact that Christ miraculosly altered the entire meaning of human existence and by victory over with death, made life possible.

Vucic visits defense operations center, stability is holy word

BELGRADE - Serbia's stability is a holy word, as it is the condition of our economic, democratic, political and every other development, caretaker Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said during a visit that he and Republika Srpska (RS) President Miroslav Dodik paid to the Serbian Ministry of Defense operations center, where they had brekfast together with members of the Serbian Armed Forces and wi

Today is Easter

BELGRADE - Serbia started celebrating Easter with midnight liturgies between Holy Saturday and Ressurection Sunday, and the Easter liturgy at the Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade, conducted by Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej, was attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

Jankovic ousted from Madrid Open in first round

MADRID - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic was ousted in the opening round of the Madrid Open by Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday.
World number 131 Cirstea will next play Montenegro's Danka Kovinic.
The total prize money for the tournament in Madrid is USD 4,771,360

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Ivanovic off to good start at Madrid Open

MADRID - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic got off to a good start at the WTA singles tournament in Madrid, after beating Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round on Sunday.
Ivanovic was better focused in the third set, breaking the Czech in the last game to set up a duel with world number 133 Louisa Chirico of the United States in the next round.