On Friday, October 28, at the Book Fair there was a presentation of the first edition of the Holy Bible Old and New Testament with translated deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament, which were translated into the modern Serbian language by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina. In the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zica and George of Canada, about this edition of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church it was spoken by the member of the Synod Bishop Irinej of Backa and the vicar of Serbian Patriarch Irinej Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.
Spiritual and cultural event of the year
Bishop Irinej emphasized a fact that in our cultural environment the Holy Bible was still unknown, which should concern us. He also pointed out that ” the Holy Bible is the most read book in the world, the bestseller of all times, which is less read in our country, despite the recommendation of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The results are disappointing, due to historical reasons but also because of the lack of good and useful habits of believers to systematically read the Bible. Now we have the full text of the Bible in the reliable Serbian translation, which will eventually be perfected, and now it is acceptable and recommended.