Novi Sad: International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue
On Saturday, 7 September 2013, participants of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) visited sights of Novi Sad. On Monday, 9 September guests attended the vigil service at the Cathedral church in Novi Sad
Following the visit to the sinagogue and informing about a life of the jewish community in Novi Sad, our eminent guests also visited the Museum of Vojvodina where they heard a little about the history of our people in this region. After that they went to the reception at the Roman Catholic church in the downtown, where they were welcomed by father Robert, parish priest of the church of the Name of Maria. Following the visit, the representatives of the Anglican Church served the Holy Liturgy at the Slovak Evangelical Church in Novi Sad.
Next morning, on 8 September 2013, the participants went to the Liturgy at Kovilj monastery, where Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimambwe and Angola (Alexandrian Patriarchate) served with concelebration of Bishop Elijah of Philomelyon (Albanian Orthodox Church), Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop David of Krusevac, Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and Bishop Andrej of Remesiana. After the Liturgy, Bishop Irinej and Bishop Porfirije addressed the participants of the conference wishing them a warm welcome.
Following the visit to the monastery, the participants of the dialogue went to Sremski Karlovci where they visited the Cathedral church and the Seminary, where Bishop Vasilije of Srem welcomed them. After the visit to the Beekeeping and Wine Museum in Sremski Karlovci, a nice dinner was arranged at Fishermen island.
On Monday, 9 September 2013 at the Cathedral church in Novi Sad, on the eve of the Venerable father Moses Murin and Sava of Pskov, the evening service was served.
Source: Diocese of Backa