Symposium: Serbian Theology Today – The Faculty of the Orthodox Theology, in Belgrade, May 29-30 2009

His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Bachka, a dean of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade has opened today at this highest church educational institution the First Annual Symposium on the theme Serbian Theology Today. On a plenary session His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishop Ignjatije of Branichevo and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje and Hercegovina addressed the gathered.

The scientific gathering except eminent guests from Serbia and abroad also was attended by Professor Dr. Bogoljub Shijakovic, minister of Faith in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Dioclea as well as professors and students of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology, the Academy of the SOC for arts and conservation and other faculties of the University of Belgrade.

Formal session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the SOC has began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade with the concelebration of brothers Bishops: Irinej of Nish, Lukijan of Osijek and Baranja, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, Teodosije of Lipljan, twenty two protopresbyters and presbyters, five deacons, and in presence of great number of hierarchs gathered at the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Beginning of Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

After the Holy Liturgy, at 9 in the morning at the Patriarchate Chapel of St Simeon the Myrrh-gusher His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, in the presence of all Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has served a rite of the invocation of the Holy Spirit, which has been an opening of the formal session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Easter epistle 2009

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2009

P A V L E

By the grace of God

Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:

CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!