Metropolitan Amfilohije gets an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) of the Saint Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris

The Saint Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris announced that a formal session, at which the Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral would be awarded with an honorary doctorate, to be held on February 12 of this year, commencing at 3 p.m. hours.

The session will be presided by His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Koman.

The announced agenda of the solemn session:

The award of the honorary doctorate honoris causa to His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije,

  • A suitable commending speech (laudatio) of protopresbyter-staurophor Zivko Panev,
  • A report on the academic year 2010/11 by protopresbyter Nikola Crnokrak, dean of the Institute,
  • Academic lectures of  professor Ivan Konig on the subject Uncreated Divine Light in the Teaching and Tradition of the Church: the Experience of the Early Centuries.

St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute is one of the high ranking theological schools in Europe, and Metropolitan Amfilohije was professor at the Institute in the mid 70s of the last century.

During Metropolitan Amfilohije's stay in Paris, the French translation of his doctoral dissertation will be promoted, which was defended at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Athens, The Mystery of the Holy Trinity according to Saint Gregory Palamas.

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral,