Receptions in the Serbian Patriarchate - July 16, 2010



His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today, on July 16, 2010 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade in separate meetings following delegations: the Serbian cultural circle which has the seat in Paris, Novi Sad and Banjaluka; the Organization of families of the captured, missing and killed civilians of the Republic of Srpska with a seat in Samac; and the Association of the families of the missing and dead persons in Krajina and Croatia.

Bishop Joanikije served on remains of an old church

Few years ago, at a foot of the mountain of Komova, few kilometres from Andrejevica, in the village of Kosutic, remains of an old church were uncovered at the site called Namastir. It is a very old church, which belongs to the oldest churches so far discovered in Polimlje, which do not exist in the area of our diocese. The church was probably from the fifth or sixth century. It is assumed that this was once a seat of the diocese. On July 15, this year, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic with priests served the Divine Liturgy at the foundations of this church.

Receptions in Belgrade Patriarchate, July 15, 2010

His Holiness Patriarch IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Monsignor Orlando Antonini, Apostolic nuncio in Belgrade.

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch met today with Mrs. Vera Matic, the secretary of the Bible Society of Serbia, who presented Tony Crook, Secretary General of the Bible Society,  to Serbian First Hierarch.

Doctor's patron's feast day celebrated in Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac

On behalf of His Holiness  IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served today the Divine Liturgy in the chapel of Sts. Cosmas and Damian at the Clinical Center of Serbia.

European theology faculties warn of shift to religious studies

Representatives of European theological faculties and church theological institutes have warned against universities dropping the teaching of theology in favour of religious studies that are seen as a more general approach.

"Theology has a major role to play within the university by countering stereotypes, demonstrating ways of dealing with religious conflict, and working out its own unique specificity in dialogue with other disciplines," said Orthodox Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, the president of the Conference of European Churches.

Feast day of the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles, the representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

On the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles in the church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which is the representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with the blessing of Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia, the DivineLiturgy was served by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations and the permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. 

Celebration of Tesla's Day in Perth

The 7th annual Tesla Day and the 154th anniversary of his birthday were celebrated on Saturday evening, 10th of July at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel. Enormous interest and support for this event was demonstrated by all tickets being sold out a couple of months ahead!