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Closing Night of the Symposium

The Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor came to an end after three days of lectures and presentations given twenty-five leading scholars from around the world. 


Int'l Symposium, St. Maximus Confessor

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).

Bishop Maxim's visit to Monastery Tvdos, Herzegovina - Eпископ Западноамерички Г. Максим у посети Призрену

On October 7, 2012 His Grace, Bishop Maxim travelled to Kosovo and Metohije. He visited Monastery Tvrdos and served the Divine Liturgy in Prizren. While there he visited the seminary where he was introduced to the life and work of the theological school.
Later in the day His Grace visited the Gracanica Monastery and then continued on to Belgrade. 

Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Slava

Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Church Celebrates SlavaSunday, September 23, 2012 was a joyous day at the Nativity of the most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church. 

His Grace, Bishop Maxim, together with V. Rev. Blasko Paraklis and the parishioners and friends of the parish assembled together to celebrate the parish Slava, The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary. 

The day began with the Hierarachical  Divine Liturgy with beautiful responses sung by the parish choir.  After the Divine Liturgy everyone gathered for the Slava service and then a festival banquet and program. 

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Visit to Phoenix and Installation of a new Priest

V. Rev. Tuba becomes new priest at St. Sava Church in PhoenixOn Sunday, September 16th, 2012 His Grace, Bishop Maxim visited the parish of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ. 

On this day during the Divine Liturgy, His Grace installed the new parish priest, V. Rev. Tuba. 

A welcome banquet for Fr. Tuba and his family followed the Divine Liturgy. 

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Cathedral Academic Year in Chicago Begins

Academic School Year 2012 BeginsHis Grace, Bishop Maxim opened the he academic year at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago  on Sunday, September 9th, with the celebration of a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Invocation of the Holy Spirit

– the “Spirit of Truth” and “Treasury of blessings” – upon the children, students, parents, teachers, and volunteers who participate in the Cathedral’s wide range of educational activities.

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