The State funeral of Their Majesties King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and His Royal Highness Prince Andrej is going to take place at Royal Mausoleum of St. George’s Church in Oplenac near Topola, on Sunday, May 26.
On Friday, 24 May 2013, from 9 am to 10 am the Liturgy will be officiated at the Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called at the Royal Compound in Dedinje. 10 am to 10.15 am the Requiem, then motorcade starts from the Royal Compound. On 10.30 am, remains of Their Majesties and His Royal Highness arrive to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel (“Saborna Crkva”) in downtown Belgrade. 10.30 am to 10.45 am the Requiem. From 11 am on – citizens paying respect.
The regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops has begun today with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at Belgrade’s Cathedral Church celebrated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and in the attendance and concelebration of many diocesan bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
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Emperor Constantine’s Edict of Milan: 1700 years later
On Friday, May 17, 2013, the Ecumenical Patriarchate honored the 1700th anniversary of Emperor Constantine the Great's "Edict of Milan" by hosting an international and interfaith one-day seminar in collaboration with the Council of European Episcopal Churches at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The seminar -- which was held only days before the Orthodox Feast of Saints Constantine and [his mother] Helen as well as in the city founded by and named after Constantine the Emperor -- was generously sponsored by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America. The joint moderators were Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and Péter Cardinal Erdö (CCEE).
President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic opens the exhibition of the National Museum “Constantine the Great and the Edict of Milan”. 128 artifacts are presented, among which there is the famous portrait of Constantine, a bronze bust discovered in 1900.
Tomislav Nikolic, President of Serbia, opened an exhibition of the National Museum “Constantine the Great and Edict of Milan 313. - The birth of Christianity in the Roman Provinces on the territory of Serbia” at the archeological site Viminacium.
The exhibition of the National Museum presents an outstanding collection of authentic items from ten museums in Serbia which testify about the rule of Constantine, the Edict of Milan, beginnings of Christianity on the territory of Serbia.