Sarajevo

Patron of the seminary church of St. Cyril and Methodius


On Monday, July 5th , the Church of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, as part of the building of the Vrhbosna Theological Seminary (VBS) in Sarajevo, celebrated its patron and Te Deum of the Catholic Theological Faculty.

Also, 140 years have been marked since the re-establishment of the regular church hierarchy in BiH; 130 years since the end of the first academic year of the then Seminarium provinciale majus archiepiscopalis ecclesiae Vrhbosnensis in Travnik, and the 125th anniversary of the completion and consecration of the seminary church - although the date itself falls on Nativity of Mary. During this Holy Mass was also prayed for all those who were part of these institutions and are no longer in this world.

The solemn Eucharistic celebration was led by Archbishop of Vrhbosna cardinal Vinko Puljić, President of the BK BiH, in concelebration with the Apostolic Nuncio to BiH Msgr. Luigi Pezzuto - who delivered the homily; Bishop of Banja Luka Msgr. Franjo Komarica; delegate of Bishop Petar Palić – rev. Željko Majić, Vicar General of the Dioceses of Mostar-Duvno and Trebinje-Mrkan; rector of VBS rev. Zdenko Spajić; dean of KBF rev. Darko Tomašević and about 30 other priests, among whom were the heads of the VBS and professors of the KBF.