International Conference: “Saint Mark, the Apostle of Christianity in Egypt”

Under the auspices of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodoros II and in collaboration with the Roman Catholic Missionary Community of St. Egidio, International Conference under the title: "Saint Mark, the Apostle of Christianity in Egypt", will be held at the Seat of the Patriarchate on 24 April, on the occasion of St. Mark's celebration.

Conference's goal is to trace and evaluate the life and work of the Apostle and Evangelist St. Mark, the founder of the Alexandrian Church. Particular emphasis will be given to the role played by St. Mark in the propagation and consolidation of Christianity in Egypt, as well as in the historical development of the Alexandrian Church. Moreover it will be examined the framework that enabled Apostle Mark to write the most ancient of the four Gospels, known as the Gospel of Jesus Christ's miracles, as well as the impact that his Gospel exercised in spreading the Christian message in world level. Finally it will be presented the diachronic contribution of Apostle and Evangelist Mark in molding the spiritual and missionary activity of the Alexandrian Throne in the African continent.

Bishop Irinej served Liturgy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand served on Sunday 25, 2010 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the chapel of St. John the Theologian at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the Belgrade University. In his sermon he pointed out that whenever he came in Serbia it brought him pleasure to serve in this place. He advised students to learn hard and fulfill their duties because they are the future of our Church.

Patriarch Kirill attends a meeting of the CIS Interreligious Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, during his primatial visit to Azerbaijan, attended a meeting of the CIS Interreligious Council, which took place on 25 April 2010 at the Caucasus Muslim Board. Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board, made introductory remarks. The participants honoured with a silence minute the memory of the late Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia.

Official reception at the Court of the Serbian Patriarchate

On the occasion of the recently held Easter concert in Sava Center, the first under the auspices of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on april 22, 2010 at the Court of the Serbian Patriarchate, a formal reception was held as the token of thanksgiving of His Holiness to the all who contributed to the successful realization of the concert - artists, benefactors and organizers.

New petition of self-praised rebelous monks, supporters of parasinagogue "Artemijevci"

On the website of the renegade in schism Crna Reka Monastery - as well as on the false "website of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren" and, as usual, in some of the mass media - the text of a new "petition to the Holy Assembly of Bishops" has appeared, which does not mention the previous petition, written by the same rebel monks (but in a much more reckless and anti-church manner, which has now been somewhat ameliorated), where, at the end, they refer to the alleged signatures of "one hundred and five monks and nuns from fourteen monasteries", while the petition itself includes mostly signatures of male and female novices.

“Notes on Ecumenism” by Holy Father Justin (Popovich), prepared by Bishop Atanasije, published by Tvrdoš Monastery, 2010

With the blessing of Bishop Atanasije, we wish to inform our readers that a new book by Holy Avva Justin has been printed, NOTES ON ECUMENISM. This book, comprised of 35 pages with 12 facsimiles of Holy Avva Justin's notes, is an important complement to his book, "The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism".

The new book was prepared by Bishop Atanasije and published by Tvrdoš Monastery.

Ecumenism is a movement that in itself swarms with many questions. And all those questions, in fact, spring from one wish and recede into one wish. And that wish wants one thing: the True Church of Christ. And the true Church of Christ provides, and should provide, answers to all the questions and sub questions posed by Ecumenism. For if the Church of Christ does not resolve the eternal questions of the human spirit, then it is wholly unnecessary.

Avva Justin (one of the notes of Holy Avva Justin from the newly published book)

Source: www.eparhija-prizren.com