With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis, towards the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, the book “By this sign you shall conquer! The Cross of Christ – the weapon of victory” (Nis, 2013) was published.
Readers will find in the book what Holy Fathers said about the secret of the Cross of the Lord, texts of Saint Bishop Nikolaj the Serbian On Three Crosses, abba Justin Popovic Cross of the Lord – Salvation of the soul from sins”, Bishop Atanasije Jevtic This people is cross-bearing, Metropolitan Amfilohije Radovic On the Mystery of the Cross of Christ, Bishop Jovan Puric Cross- The only way towards Salvation, beautiful achatist To Precious and Life-giving Cross of Christ.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met on 22 June 2011 Mr. Dejan Miladinovic, renowned composer and conductor, professor of the Music Academy in Belgrade, manager of the Opera of the National Theatre and “ The Belgrade Madrigal Choir”.
Mr. Miladinovic visited His Holiness planning to present his newly created work – libretto for opera “By this Sign…’’(In hoc Signo…), which would be finished on the occasion of marking the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Saint Emperor Constantine.
It’s not so far from 10 November 2012 when the first Hierarchal Liturgy will be celebrated. Namely, His Grace Bishop Hrizostom blessed that the first Hierarchal Liturgy would be celebrated in the new church in Bihac on Saturday, 10 November, on the remembrance day of Saint Arsenije, the second Serbian Archbishop.
On this occasion, in the present brief overview of the current situation, regarding the disrespect of the religious freedoms in our country, we will condensedly speak exclusively about the sociological aspect of the mentioned problem. As a motive we have the following: the history notes that this year marks the 1700 years since the declaration of the Edict of Milan. Essentially, the Edict is a decision, a decree of religious tolerance and abolition of every persecution on religious basis.
The exhibition entitled Christianity in Niš throughout Centuries was opened at the Synagogue gallery in Niš on 10 January 2013. Besides the high dignitaries of the city of Niš, there was also present His Grace Bishop Jovan of Niš, who delivered the welcome speech.