Int'l Symposium, St. Maximus Confessor
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Twenty-five leading scholars from around the world were gathered on 18 October 2012. at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, where he will discuss the next day theological, philosophical, metaphysical, psychological and other issues present in the teaching of Maximus the Confessor. Department of Patristic Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, in cooperation with the Department of Orthodox Christian Studies Fordham University in the U.S., this 1350-siposionom marks anniversary svetiteljevog prestavljenja (+ 662).
At an international symposium on St Maximus the Confessor - within which to explore the relationship between Christianity and modernity in history today - will exhibit their works in the world of prominent theologians and philosophers: Dimitrios Bartelos, Grigori Bennewitz, Kalinik Berger, Paul Blauers, David Bradshaw, Varvaculjas George, Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic, Paul Gavriljuk, Brian Daly, Metropolitan Ziziulas, Yannaras Christ, Bishop Athanasius Jevtic, Adam Cooper, Andrew Laut, Joshua Lolar, Maxim Simonopetritski, John Manusakis Panteleimon, Bishop Ignatius Midić, Pascal Müller Zordan, Alexei Nesteruk Aristotle Papanicolaou, George Parsenios, Philip Gabriel Rences, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torsten Tolefsen.
Symposium at the opening ceremony in the amphitheater of the most theological education institutional development of the Serbian Orthodox Church welcome letter to participants, on behalf of the Symposium Organizing Committee, spoke to Reverend Bishop of Western g. Maxim. Welcoming guests in this country and its capital, Bishop recalled that the symposium held in honor of the anniversary of the 1350-prestavljenja St. Maximus the Confessor.
Words of Welcome to a congregation that has called us I St. Maximus ! Bishop addressed the gathering and called His Grace Bishop David Krusevac to read the message of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch. Irenaeus participants.
Patriarch Irenaeus in his message emphasized pride in our Holy Church in his community might welcome such a large number of internationally recognized scholars gathered around the works of St. Maximus the Confessor, of paramount importance not only for the past but for our time. In his message, His Holiness expressed his joy at the arrival of the relics of the Saint, as well as the joy of the great saint blessing remain with us.
Combining'' in his life and exploits the theory and practice of theology, St. Maximus can help us overcome the problems that plague modern man and society because he offers us a vision, cosmic liturgy "and celosnog, holistic salvation in Christ. Not being able to greet you personally, this message is to all the participants and organizers to wake up in the most profound way, all potential Confessor profound theological vision of Christianity altogether,'' said in his message to the Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus.
His Holiness Patriarch of Constantinople G. Bartholomew sent a special message this distinguished scientific meeting has been read by a representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Messages can be read in the attached / pdf /.
Below is Dr. Dean PUZOVIC asked to take the floor. On behalf of the University, welcomed the participants of the Symposium Dr. Ivanka Popovic, Vice President for Science at Belgrade University.
Reverend Maxim expressed gratitude to the administration of the Faculty, the Dean of the previous Bishop Irinej Irenaeus Bulovic and the precipitating Dean Dr. Predrag Puzovic, and all faculty and staff, especially members of the Organizing Committee: prof. Vladan Perisic and assistants deacon Zdravko Jovanovic, Marko Jevtic and Andrew Vilotic.
The bishop expressed his special gratitude g. Aristotle Papanikolauu and the Department of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University extraordinary scientific cooperation, which we hope will continue and deepen in the future.
Faculty of gratitude owed benefactors who enabled maintenance symposium, especially the Holy Synod, the Ministry of Religion and Diaspora, as well as the Diocese Zahumsko & H, New Gracanica-srednjezapadnoameričkoj, at Nevsky'''' and monasteries: Tvrdoš Studenica, and others.
Extraordinary weight and special spiritual and charismatic component of this event is donated to St. Paul's Monastery on Mount Athos. Thanks to the abbot.Parten, incorrupt hand of the Holy Confessor was exposed in the chapel of St. John the Divine worship for prayer.
Bishop was particularly welcomed many visitors from Europe and America, and especially Bishop Basil of Kansas, Secretary of the Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops of the United States.
Under the arches of the scientific and educational institutions staged an exhibition in honor and glory of St. Maximus, which is represented by over 40 artists. At the opening of the said Dr. Goran Janićijević, Professor of Ecclesiastical Academy SPC Arts and Conservation in Belgrade. The exhibition, otherwise, prepare and Dragan Krstic Andrew Masic.
After the opening of the conference, lectures were held: Father. Maxim Simonopetra from the monastery on'' St. Maximus the Confessor: the importance of his thought today'', and Brian Daly from the University of Notre Dame du Lac (USA), on'' Maxim the Confessor, Byzantine Leontius and Aristotelian metaphysics Personalities''. Below is a guided discussion. The first session was chaired by Bishop Irenaeus Bulovic of Backa al.