7th Academic Consultation Between Orthodox and Judaism "The World in Crisis: Ethical Challenges and Religious Perspectives"23. November 2009 - 9:36
The Seventh Academic Consultation of Orthodox Christianity and Judaism was held in Athens, Greece, on "The World in Crisis: Ethical Challenges and Religious Perspectives" from November 10-12, 2009. The meeting was generously sponsored by the Greek Government, the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle (Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate), and others. Thirty delegates participated in the meeting, co-chaired by Rabbi Prof. Richard A. Marker, Chair of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) and His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, Director of the Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union, Office of Interreligious and Intercultural Affairs, Brussels.
On the day on which the Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers , His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne, served the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Metropolitan Gerasim of Zugdid and Tsaish of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Bishop Longin, Mitrofan, Grigorije, Irinej (Dobrijevic), priests and deacons, and in the presence of Bishop Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia and the faithful. During the Divine Liturgy they all together prayed for the repose of the soul of newly departed Patriarch of Serbia and Our Father Pavle.
Locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at monastery Rakovica with the concelebration of Metropolitan Christopher of the Czech Lands and Slovakia , priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac.
With the blessing of Locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral during 40 days the Divine Liturgy will be served at Cathedral Church beginning at 7:30am, except on Sundays when it will begin at 9:00am. At Monastery Rakovica the Divine Liturgy will be served at 6:00am except on Sundays.
Locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral togehter with His Eminence Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Filaret, in the presence of vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, protopresbyter-staurophor Vitaly Tarasjev has consecrated today at the New Cemetary in Belgrade, the Memorial and Ossuary to the Russian soldiers killed in the First World War.