In Prizren today the Seminary " Sts. Cyril and Methodius" has been officialy brought back ,after twelve years in the exile. With an enrollment of the first generation of future theologians, where Bishop Teodosije of Prizren, professors of the theology, pupils and their parents were present, the work of one of the most famous Serbian educational institutions of the SOC was solemnly restored. Although temporary relocated, the Prizren Seminary in Nis continues its work, and in next couple of yers one will work on a full return of this school in Prizren.
The XVI International Conference on Patristic Studies is being held from August 8 to 12, 2011, in the University of Oxford, Great Britain, the Bogoslov.ru portal has reported.
The first Conference on Patristic Studies was held in Oxford in 1951. It was organized by Frank Leslie Cross (1900-1968), a senior Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford. Since that time the Conference has taken place once in four years and attracted an increasing number of specialists.
The Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology is the Vatican body responsible for the care of ancient cemeteries and other artifacts from the early Christian centuries. They recently unveiled this 3rd century hypogeum, or underground burial chamber, that belonged to the Aurelia family of Rome.
Raffaella Giuliani an archeologist of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology says: “The paintings represent the lives of the Aureli, as we can see from the paintings they were a wealthy family that owned many houses, in the painting we can see the construction of these villas and gardens from imperial Rome. These scenes are inspired by the Homeric poems, in particular by the story of Odysseus.”
The Holy Scripture is for the first time in Serbian brings deuterocanonical, secondcanonical books which are the part of the Holy Scripture. The deuterocanonical books were translated by Metropolitan Amfilohije and retired Bishop Atanasije.
Although a description of "completely Serbian Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testament - the full Bible" may at first confuse the reader and mislead him to wrong conlusions, the words that were used by retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina to describe the latest release of the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testament, the goal was to point out that the first time in the modern Serbian language the deuterocanonical, secondcanonical books joined the Bible.
In Niksic on Friday, June 10 organized by the Assembly of Culture of Golija, the academy entitled "St. Sava and St. Sava's tradition". About the personality and work of the first Serbian Archbishop was told by His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksicki, academician Vladeta Jerotic, Milos Blagojevic, Jasmina Grkovic - Major, and also Professor Dr. Bogoljub Sijakovic, Dr Zarko Lekovic and Dr Budimir Aleksic.
V. Rev Djokan Majstorovic organized a book promotion at St. Vladimir's Seminary on the evening of May 18, 2011 for "Reflections on the Major Feasts" the new book by Fr. Rodney, published by the Clergy Brotherhood.
Fr. Djokan spoke as President of the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America about the Brotherhood's publication of the book. Fr. Rastko Trubhovich also spoke, having written the introduction and reviewed the book and its importance for clergy and faithful. Finally, the author Fr. Rodney Torbic, spoke about how the book came to be written.