Renowned Orthodox theologian, professor, and philosopher Dr. Christos Yannaras of Athens, Greece, will speak to parishioners and guests of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, September 25th, 2010, as part of a week of events celebrating the blessing of the Cathedral frescos.
Dr. Yannaras, author of more than 30 books and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, "has been for several decades one of the most prolific, original, and contemporary Orthodox writers in Greece... [and] perhaps one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe," according to Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Our Holy Church yesterday celebrated one of the most wonderful and most loved God's pleaser, Saint Great Martyr Pantaleon. Lots of Belgraders gathered in this beautiful church under construction in New Mirijevo dedicated to this great Saint. On behalf of His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch the Divine Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Atanasije with the concelebration of 4 priests and 3 deacons.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch served today the memorial service to the suffered 15 years ago in the Croatian operation Storm. The memorial service was attended by President of Serbia Mr. Boris Tadic, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, members of the family of the killed as well as more than hundred exiled and fled from their centuries-old homes.
After the participation in a celebration of the Patron's feast day of the monastery of Saint Archdeacon Stephen in Banjska, Minister of Internal Affairs and Vice President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic visited the Gracanica Monastery where he was cordially welcomed by His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan.
Many Orthodox believers from all parts of Belgrade gathered yesterday in a magnificent church of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord on Vidikovac where His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Divine Liturgy.