Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery

Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery
Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery
Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery
Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery

In the monastery of Decani and in  Prizren a conference of a group of Byzantinologists on preserving art and cultural heritage on Kosovo and Metohija took place on May 30 and 31, 2013. Besides issues concerning the protection of cultural and spiritual heritage, improvement of the dialogue among members of various religions and confessions, as well as the dialogue and contacts between Eastern and Western Christians arts was also discussed.

Orthodox Missionaries in Guatemala

Father David and Matushka Rozanne Rucker have been mission specialists for many years with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), which has missionaries around the world under the umbrella of the Assembly of Bishops. Guatemala has seen an explosive growth of Orthodox Christianity among thousands of indigenous Mayans, so now the Ruckers will be going there to live, to train catechists and clergy and to help establish the first Orthodox seminary.

Prime minister Dmitry Medvedev meets with Patriarch of Jerusalem

On May 24, 2013, the chairman of the Russian Federation Government, D. A. Medvedev, met with His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine, at the Church of Christ the Saviour. The head of the Russian Government welcomed His Beatitude who has come on a visit to the Russian Orthodox Church and participated in the celebrations on the occasion of the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture.

Serbian Patriarch meets rectors of Theological Academies from Kiev and Sanct-Petersburg

Serbian Patriarch meets rectors of Theological Academies from Kiev and Sanct-Petersburg
Serbian Patriarch meets rectors of Theological Academies from Kiev and Sanct-Petersburg
Serbian Patriarch meets rectors of Theological Academies from Kiev and Sanct-Petersburg
Serbian Patriarch meets rectors of Theological Academies from Kiev and Sanct-Petersburg

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej met with His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil, the rector of the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary, and His Eminence Bishop Ambrose of Petergof, the rector of the St. Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy at the Patriarchate on 24 May 2013. Their Eminences participate in the International Scientific Conference Church in the time of Holy Emperor Constantine the Great at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the Belgrade University. His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Professor Dr. Predrag Puzovic, dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade as well as Professor Dr. Ksenija Koncarevic attended the audience.

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem arrives in Moscow

On 23 May 2013, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos II of Jerusalem began his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.

The delegation, accompanying the Primate of the Church of Jerusalem, consists of Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth; Archbishop Aristarchos of Konstantina, secretary general of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem; Archbishop Theophylactos of Jordan, Patriarchal Commissioner to Bethlehem; archimandrite Stephanos (Dispirakis), representative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine to the Moscow Patriarchate; archimandrite Galaktionos, hegumen of the monastery in Ramallah; and hierodeacon Athanasios (Themistokleos).