Formal finish of the school year for orthodox catechisers at Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac

The School year of 2008/09 has been finished in praying with the liturgical gathering at the church of St Basil of Ostrog on Bezanija. Catechisers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac led by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the president of the Committee for religious education and other members of this church body which observe and support the application of religious education in state schools on the territory of Belgrade, and in this way they offered prayers to God for successful work with children during the previous year. A great number of catechisers received the communion.

After Holy Eucharist a meeting was held. His Grace Bishop Atanasije spoke to the catechisers on importance of continual perfection of themselves in fields of academic competence and also missionary of the Church. He also pointed out that the Catechetical Committee of the Archbishopric will support more the catechisers , hence , in fall, there are planned visits to schools and problems of catechisers in their work will be observed there.

Deacon Nenad Ilic reminded all the present about the role of catechiser in the state schools and what kind of contribution the religious education can provide a child in an educational process. The special attention was dedicated to a correlation of religiuous education with other school subjects about what is going to be done more next school year. 

At the end His Grace Bishop Atanasije gave as a gift to each catechiser one Bible and material, which will be used by catechisers in a new school year.

Deacon Jovan Babic