After "successful" trial year, Ministry of Education and the Moscow Patriarchate announce the introduction of "Fundamentals of religious culture and ethics" across national territory.
Moscow (AsiaNews) - After a trial year, "Foundations of religious culture and ethics" will be taught in all Russian schools throughout the country next year, the Russian Ministry of Education announced at a press conference held on March 23 in Moscow with representatives of the four major religions. According to authorities and religious leaders, especially from the Russian Orthodox Church, the trial year was a "success", but nobody was able to respond to journalists questions with exact figures on the course participants and the degree of satisfaction.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade wishes to establish firm contact and cooperation with all its graduated students. Accordingly, the Dean's office invites graduated students of this Faculty to send in their names, home and email addresses, and telephone numbers. It would be useful if they could also supply their INDEX number and the year of graduation.
Thirty representatives of Orthodox institutions gathered in mid-November 2010 at the Andrei Saguna theological faculty in Sibiu, Romania to reflect on the topic "The Ecumenical Movement in Theological Education and the Life of Orthodox Churches". This discussion was moderated by Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople).
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the unification of the provincial Churches into the Serbian Patriarchate, 90th anniversary of the activity of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade and 200th anniversary of the Seminary founded by Dositej Obradovic, yesterday in the chapel of St. John the Theologian at the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade the Divine Liturgy was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration and presence of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Dean of the Facultz of Theology and Their Graces Bishops: retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Pahomije of Vranje, Justin of Timok, Vicar Porfirije of Jegar and a great number of priests and deacons.