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“Theology as a Hope for the Future of the Church”

Address of His Holiness Irinej
Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and
Serbian Patriarch

St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College
University of Divinity
MELBOURNE
8 March 2016

Your Grace the Right Reverend Dean of St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College, Your Eminence, Your Graces, Distinguished Vice Chancellor of the University of Divinity, Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics, Esteemed Professors, Dear Students, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical on the convocation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Your Beatitude and Most Holy Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Wallachia and Patriarch of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Romania, dearly beloved and cherished brother and concelebrant in Christ God, we embrace Your venerable Beatitude fraternally in the Lord and greet you most joyfully.

The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas

The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas
The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas
The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas
The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Why do we fast? Why do we make sacrifices? Why do we stand at long services? Why do we pray? To those of us who are beginning to doubt and waver after only two weeks of the Fast, the Church brings us an answer today. This answer is in the person of St Gregory Palamas, the fourteenth-century Archbishop of Salonica in Greece to whom this Sunday is dedicated.

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Among the church services held during Lent, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, performed on Wednesdays and Fridays, holds an important place. During this service the Holy Elements, blessed during the previous Sunday’s Liturgy and saved in the artophorion (gold plated box) are placed on the Holy Table in the middle of the Sanctuary are offered for communion to believers.

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Rejoicing today in the triumph of Orthodoxy on this first Sunday of Lent, we joyfully commemorate three events: one event belonging to the past; one event to the present; and one event which still belongs to the future.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Rejoicing today in the triumph of Orthodoxy on this first Sunday of Lent, we joyfully commemorate three events: one event belonging to the past; one event to the present; and one event which still belongs to the future.

Aesthetics on Christian Image, Stanford - Saratoga

Aesthetics on Christian Image, Stanford - Saratoga
Aesthetics on Christian Image, Stanford - Saratoga
Aesthetics on Christian Image, Stanford - Saratoga
Aesthetics on Christian Image, Stanford - Saratoga

Saturday, March 5th was a very special day at Stanford University and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.  With great organization of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Stanford, our Diocese, and with great help from His Grace Bishop Maxim and local Serbian Orthodox communities, we welcomed three well-known professors from different parts of the world – Very Rev. Archimandrite Dr. John Pantelimon Manoussakis, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Holy Cross Theological School, Dr. Cornelia Tsakiridou, professor of Philosophy at LaSalle University, and Dr. George Kordis, professor Emeritus of Iconography at University of Athens.  All three came to give us varying lectures on Christian Orthodox Icons, their beauty, meaning, and further future in the twenty first century.