On Friday, October 28, at the Book Fair there was a presentation of a new edition of the Holy Bible Old and New Testament (along with deuterocanonical books which were translated into Serbian by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina). In the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zica and Georgije of Canada about this edition of the Publishing Fund of the SOC it was spoken by Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa and Atanasije of Hvosno.
On the stand of the Publishing Fund of the SOC Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac in the hall no. 4 of the Belgrade Book Fair yesterday three works of Serbian Patriarch Pavle were presented: Interview I, Interview II and Woman in Orthodox Church. About these significant publications were spoken by His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac and protoprebyter-staurophor Vladimir Vukasinovic, editor in chief of the Publishing Fund of the SOC.
Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.
The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no vewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality. Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prohetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe."
The famous historian of Orthodoxy in the USA, Mr. Alexey Krindach, wrote a book which holds information on all Orthodox churches in America - Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches.
The book has many maps and consists of details from modern life of the churches of various jurisdictions. Furthermore, the books has also the informations on all monastic communities on the territory of North America.