With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on 9 November 2012 a third symposium was held with a general theme Enlightenment and Growing Up, organized by the Republic Center for Family Planning, Mother and Child Health Care Institute of Serbia “Dr Vukan Čupić” and the Association for Peadiatric and Adolescent Gynecology of Serbia.
His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan is committed to continued education seminars for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Seminars have been held for clergy on a regular basis since at least October 1993 when +Very Re v. Stavrofor Dr. Nedeljko Grgurevich was the featured speaker.
His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the parish of St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, November 11th, bringing Professor Christos Yannaras with him during his archpastoral visit. This was Professor Yannaras’s first visit to Eugene, Oregon, and the faithful were treated to a contemplative talk and insightful question and answer session following the Hierarchical Liturgy and banquet.
In the month of November the Serbian Western Diocese had an honor of hosting one of the most renowned Orthodox theologians and philosophers of our time, professor Christo Yannaras from Athens, Greece, author of more than 50 books and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.
The Western American Diocese and the Saint Steven's Cathedral are pleased to host Professor Christos Yannaras for a lecture on the theme "Religion and Church: Two Incompatible Realities?"
This event will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra CA, followed by dinner and an opportunity for questions and answers. Questions on the topic of his presentation, as well as other topics the Professor often addresses such as "Crises of Economy" and "Salvation as an Individual or Communal Event" will also be welcome.