With great enthusiasm, Western American Diocese & Sebastian Press invites all of you: clergy, lay leaders and faithful to register for the: Sixth lecture series of the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute. Institute VI will be held February 20-22, 2023, at Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, CA.
Bishop Grigorije (Durić) of Düsseldorf and Germany
His Grace Grigorije is a renowned Serbian Orthodox bishop who has been serving as the head of the Diocese of Düsseldorf and Germany since 2018. He is a former bishop of the Diocese of Herzegovina. Bishop Grigorije obtained his PhD at the University of Belgrade.
He enrolled in the Seminary School in 1984 and graduated in 1988 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Theology in 1994, and from 1995 to 1997 he was in postgraduate studies in Athens. He was ordained a monk on 23 June 1992 in the Ostrog Monastery, from where he went with Bishop Atanasije (Jevtić) to the renovated Tvrdoš Monastery near Trebinje. He was enthroned as the bishop of Zahumlje and Herzegovina by the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Amfilohije on October 3, 1999, with the blessing of Patriarch Pavle. At the regular session of the Holy Synod in May 2018, he was elected bishop of the Diocese of Frankfurt and all of Germany (today the Diocese of Düsseldorf and all of Germany).
He has written many books and articles published in scholarly journals and theological magazines. With the book Over the Highest Mountain, Vladika Grigorije was ranked among the most gifted Bosnia-Herzegovina writers.
Bishop Grigorije will speak on the following topics:
1. Being with the Other
2. On Ecclesial Ministries and the Ministry of the Priest
3. God Views Us through Love “Any country is their homeland, and any homeland is a foreign country”
4.Presentation: “Munich Serbian Psalter”