His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch attended today the Annual Assembly of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The meeting was opened by academician Nikola Hajdin, the president of the SASA, and there were also present Mr. Nebojsa Bradic, the minister of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the Belgrade and Novi Sad University, the Belgrade City Assembly, the Crown Council, Matica Srpska and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2001 in Nis, the International Symposium on Nis and Byzantium has been held traditionally within the celebration of the feast day of the city - Czar Constantine. This symposium gathers scientific elite from the whole world from the areas of art history, archeology, history, theology and literature. The history of the early Christian period of Nis is supported by the new scientific arguments and in a great part it differs in comparison with the knowledge which had been available before the beginning of holding the scientific symposium since 2002, said today one of the founders of this symposium Dr. Misa Rakocija.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate High Reverend archimandrite Partenios (Macheryotis), representative of the Greek Orthodox Church which for years he had been delivering help of the brotherly Greek people to the suffering Serbian people from Krajina, through the Republic of Srpska till Kosovo and Metohija.
For his efforts and love toward the Serbian people and its Holy Church father Partenios was awarded at the end of the March of this year the highest distinction of the SOC - the order of St. Sava of the First degree.
On Sunday, June 6, 2010 the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cyprus was over. The Head of the Roman Catholic Church was greeted by the head of the Cypriot Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrisostomos II, with the members of the Holy Synod.
His Holiness IRINEJ Serbian Patriarch, accompanied by His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended last night at the gallery the opening of the exhibition of 170 years of the Post of Serbia. The exhibits from the Belgrade Postal Museum reminded those present of the history and the beginning of the work of the Serbian postal service.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch received today Their Excellencies Mr. Majed Shadoud, the ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic with associates; Mr. János Kolar, the Consul General of the Republic of Hungary, and Mr. Miloje Brankovic, the honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary; as well as Colonel Dr Jacques Oger with his wife.