Serbian Orthodox Church
ANNUAL LENTEN CLERGY RETREAT, March 22 & 23, 2011, Christ the Savior Serbian Orthodox Church, Arcadia, California, Guest Speaker VLADAN PERISHICH
It is well-observed that if it is possible at all to speak of God, it is only because God has spoken of Himself. That is the reason why it is of utmost importance to investigate what exactly God has said of Himself. To do this, we shall leave out a very important question - how we know that God has spoken at all - and concentrate only on the ways we believe God has spoken to man, or on the ways God has revealed Himself.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch along with his Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno received in separate visits the delegation of Islamic Republic of Iran led by His Excellency Ambassador Abolghasem Delfi, as well the delegation of the Republic of Indonesia led by His Excellency Ambassador Samuel Samson.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Externam Church Relations, completed today his three-day visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Hilarion served this morning the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service to Serbian Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose at Rakovica monastery.
From the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla Metropolitan Hilarion and the members of the delegation were escorted by Bishop Irinej of Backa, the member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church; Vicar Bishops Atanasije of Hvosno and Antonije of Moravica; His Excellency Alexander Konuzin, ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade; as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.
Afrer premieres in New York, Toronto, London, Rome and Melburn, also the fans of spiritual music in the Serbian capital had an honour and a blessing last night to attend an unusual art event. The great hall of the Kolarac Endowment was a place of the Belgrade premiere of a very rare musical form - Orthodox St Matthew Passion, which was composed by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations visited yesterday on April 1, 2011 accompanied by protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, the head of the Podvorye of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade, the Russian Holy Trinity church at Tasmajdan. Also His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion visited the Ruzica church at Kalemegdan.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relation of the Moscow Patriarchate held yesterday on March 31, 2011 a lecture at the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in a presence of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, professors, teachers and students of this highest higher education institute of our Holy Church.