Diocese of Tuzla and Bijeljina

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Belgrade, Serbia


Εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι καὶ ὑπὲρ τῆς Λειτουργίας ταύτης

"We also thank You for this Liturgy"


OCTOBER 19-22, 2017


THURSDAY, October 19, 2017

  • 16:30     Registration
  • 17:00     Greetings and Opening Remarks

First Session

I. History
1. Saint’s Life and Time (Ecclesial-political history, Antioch-Syria, Constantinople-Byzantium, Alexandria, Rome). 2. Presbyter in Antioch 3. Archbishop of Constantinople (councils and exile)

  • 18.00-18.30     Bishop Prof. Emeritus Atanasije (Jevtić) (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Orthodox Theology)
    Opening Lecture
  • 19.00-19.45     Discussion

[The Opening Session is open to the public. Registration required for attending other sessions]

  • 20.00-21.00     Icon Exhibit Opening
  • 21.00     Dinner

FRIDAY, October 20, 2017

Second Session

II. Work
1. Writer. 2. Rhetor. 3. Bishop

Chair: Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radović) (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

  • 09.00-09.30     Metropolitan Chrysostomos Savvatos of Messinia (University of Athens)
    The Position of St. John Chrysostom regarding the First Ecumenical Council and the Theological Problem of Receiving Its Decisions
  • 09.35-10.05     Fr. Stjepan Duvnjak (Franciscan School of Theology in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Church and State Contex of St. John Chrysostom's Prosecution
  • 10.05-11.45     Discussion
  • 11.45-11.00     Break

Third Session

Chair: Prof. Darko Djogo (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of East Sarajevo)

  • 11.00-11.30     Aleksei Ivanovich Sidorov (Moscow Theological Academy, Russia)
    The Way of Ascetical Life according to St. John Chrysostom
  • 11.30-12.00     Mattia Cosimo Chiriatti (University of Barcelona)
    John Chrysostom's De sancto Meletio Antiocheno: an historical and literary analysis
  • 12.00-12.30     Fr Nenad Tupesa (University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    The Experience of Incarnational Theology in the Eucharistic Anamnesis of Saint John Chrysostom
  • 12.30-13.15     Discussion
  • 13.20-14.20     Lunch

14.00-15.45 Thematic Session of Free Communications (Workshop)

Fourth Session

III. Bible and Liturgy
1. Exegete. 2. Theologian. 3. Liturgist

Chair: Josep Vilella Masana (University of Barselona)

  • 15.45-16.15     Srboljub Ubiparipovic (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade)
    The Characteristics of the Church's Liturgical Life according to the Works of St. John Chrysostom
  • 16.20-16.50     Metropolitan Porfirije (Perić) (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade)
    St. Paul's Teaching on God's Righteousness in the Exegesis of St. John Chrysostom
  • 16.55-17.25     Metropolitan Athanasios (Nikolaou) of Limassol (Cyprus)
    Monasticism in the Writings o St. John Chrysostom
  • 17.25-18.10     Discussion
  • 18.15     Dinner

Fifth Session

Chair: Bishop Grigorije (Durić) (Diocese of Zahumlje and Herzegovina)

  • 19.00-19.30     Bogoljub Šijaković (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Orthodox Theology)
    The Logos of the Prologue to John's Gospel in the Exegesis of St. John Chrysostom
  • 19.35-20.05     Goran Sekulovski (St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute, France)
    St. John Chrysostom’s Еxegesis on Judas’ Participation (or not) in the “Mystical Banquet” in the Light of Patristic Tradition, Liturgy and Iconography
  • 20.10-20.40     Speaker, Institution, country
  • 20.40-21.30     Discussion
  • 21.30     Vigil Service for St. John Chrysostom
    His relics will be available for veneration.

SATURDAY, October 21, 2017

Sixth Session

IV. Legacy
1. Heritage in the Church: Theological-Exegetical and Liturgical. 2. Manuscripts, Icons, Frescos, Temples

Chair: Metropolitan Maximos (Vgenopoulos) (Ecumenical Patriarchate)

  • 09.30-10.00     Guillaume Bady (Institut Catholique de Paris, France)
    John Chrysostom as a Writer: A Contrasted Posterity
  • 10.05-10.35     Fr. Daniel Buda (“Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu Romania, Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Andrei Saguna” and WCC)
    Using Own Past for Moral Purposes: St. John Chrysostom on Former Bishops of Antioch
  • 10.40-11.10     Andrej Jeftić (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade)
    Becoming a Holy Father: Appeal to St John Chrysostom in the 5th-7th Century Christological Polemics
  • 11.10-11.50     Discussion
  • 11.50-12.10     Break

Seventh Session

V. Hagiography
1. Lives, literature (ancient, mediaeval, modern). 2. Translations, editions

Chair: Bishop Irinej (Bulović) (Diocese of Bačka)

  • 12.15-12.45     Fr. Vasileios (Gontikakis) (Iveron Monastery, Holy Mountain)
    St. John Chrysostom as Divinely Inspired Incarnation of Orthodox Theology
  • 12.50-13.20     Archbishop Jovan (Vraniškovski) (Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric)
    Letters from Exile by St. John Chrysostom
  • 13.25-13.55     Metropolitan Basilios (Mansour) (St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology at University of Balamand, Lebanon)
    Suffering and Persecution in St. John Chrysostom’s Time and Today
  • 13.55-14.25     Discussion
  • 14.30-15.45     Lunch and Rest

Eigth Session

Chair: Fr. Vladimir Vukasinovic (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade)

  • 15.45-16.15     Svilen Tutekov (University of Sofia)
    The Ecclesial Ethics of Fellowman (Neighbor) in St John Chrysostom and Its Relevance Today
  • 16.20-16.50     Chrysostomos Stamoulis (Orthodox School of Theology, University of Athens)
    Christ's Dialogue with the City and the Sirens of Greed: Introductory Comments on John Chrysostom
  • 16.50-17.35     Discussion     
  • 17.35-18.00     Break

18.00-18.45     Vespers

Ninth Session

VI. Oikumenical Radiance
Ecumenical Hierarch and Teacher of the Church

Chair: Bishop Hrizostom (Jević) (Diocese of Zvornik and Tuzla)

  • 19.00-19.30     Prof. Petar Vrankic (University of Augsburg)
    Theology of Priesthood in St. John Chrysostom's Teaching and Its Reception in the Western Church
  • 19.35-20.05     Bishop Maxim (Vasiljević) (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Orthodox Theology)
    "We also thank You for this Liturgy": Liturgy and Councils in the Theology of St. John Chrysostom
  • 20.05-21.50     Discussion


Divine Liturgy in the Church of ? in Bijeljina

  • Lunch
  • Conclusion of the Conference - Valedictions - Acknowledgements

The goal of the symposium is to highlight those elements and aspects of Saint Chrysostom's teaching that are relevant for our time, especially the theological, historical, pastoral, exegetical, psychological, and other questions it raises. A number of areas present themselves as interesting foci for the conference: theology, anthropology, hermeneutics, human nature, modern and ancient philosophy.


Ἐπὶ τῇ συμπληρώσει 1610 ἐτῶν ἀπὸ τῆς κοιμήσεως τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωάννου Χρυσοστόμου, ἡ Ἱερὰ Ἐπισκοπὴ Ζβόρνικ καὶ Τούζλα σὺν τὴν ἔδρα τῆς Πατρολογίας τῆς Θεολογικῆς Σχολῆς τοῦ Πανεπιστημίου τοῦ Βελιγραδίου, ἐν συνεργασίᾳ μὲ ἄλλα πανεπιστήμια καὶ ἰνστιτοῦτα, διοργανώνει ἐν Bijeljina, μεταξύ 19ης καὶ 22ας Ὀκτωβρίου τὸ 2017, Διεθνὲς Συνέδριον ἀφιερωμένον εἰς τὸν Ἅγιον Ἰωάννην τὸν Χρυσόστομον.

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Двадесет пет међународно признатих теолога окупиће се од 19. до 22. октобра у Епархијском центру у Бијељини како би дискутовали теолошка, историјска, културолошка и друга питања у учењу Св. Јована Златоуста која су релеватна и за наше доба.