Constantine Jubilee

Representative of the Church of England arrives in Belgrade

 Right Reverend Bishop Michael Scott-Joynt, as a personal envoy of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, arrived in our capital on the occasion of the celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. 

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Belgrade

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Belgrade
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Belgrade
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Belgrade
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Belgrade

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived today, on 4 October 2013, on the occasion of the Central celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. 

Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed at the runway of the Belgrade´s airport Nikola Tesla by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Ivan Mrkic and Ambassador of Greece to Belgrade Mr. Konstantinos Ikonomidis. 

In our country His All-Holiness came with his delegation consisting of Archimanrite Bartholomew Samaras, Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Mr. Symeon Frandzelas. His Eminence Metropolitan John of Pergam will arrive in Belgrade in the afternoon, while His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel of France arrived in Belgrade yesterday. 

Invitation for media - Press Conference

We invite representatives of media to attend the press conference on the occasion of the forthcoming Central celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan at the Metropol Palace Hotel (69 Kralja Aleksandra Blvd.) tomorrow, on 4 October 2013 at 9 a.m. 

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa and His Grace Bishop Porfirije of Jegar will speak at the conference. 

Precious Cross and the hand of Saint John in Nis

With the Mercy of God in Nis the faithful in Nis will have an opportunity in the days of the celebration of the jubilee of the Edict of Milan to venerate and pray in front of the ancient and maybe the greatest known Christian shrines. On Thursday October 3rd at 5 p.m. the miraculous icon of the Theotokos of Sicevica will arrive in front of the church Sts. Constantine and Helen, and on Friday, October 4th at 8 p.m. a part of the Precious Cross and the hand of Saint John the Baptis will arrive in the Cathedral church, where they will be displayed on Saturday, October 5th. These shrines on October 6th will be in the church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen and in the afternoon they will leave for Montenegro.

Nis: Program of the celebration from 1-7 October 2013

Program of the celebration from 1-7 September 2013 in Nis

1 October 2013 

- 19:00 hours: Opening of the exhibition "jewelry of the Hilandar monastery" at the hall of the Saint Sava House, Cathedral church in Nis. 

3 October 2013

- 17:00 hours: Welcoming the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Sicevica at the plateau of Sts. Constantine and Helen in Nis, the vigil service with acatist to Most Holy Mother of God. 

4 October 2013

- 19:30 hours: Welcoming the particle of the Precious Cross and holy right hand of Saint John the Baptist at the airport Constantine the Great at Nis, solemn welcome of shrines at the Cathedral church, where the Acathist to Precious Cross and Saint John the Baptist.

5 October 2013

- Precious Cross and holy right hand of Saint John the Baptist will be displayed for veneration during all day at the Cathedral church, while in the evening they will be transfered  to the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen.

- 20:00 hours: Welcome of the high guest in front of the Cathedral church of Holy Trinity in Nis.

- 21:00 hours: Message of citizens of Nis to the whole world I am also part of the Cross ( Nemanjic Boulevard and Sremska str.)

6 October 2013

- Precious Cross and holy hand of Saint John the Baptist will be displayed for veneration all day at the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen.  

- 8:30 house: Welcome in front of the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen

- 9-12 house: Hierarchal Divine Liturgy

-17:00 hours: Solemn send-off of Precious Cross and holy right hand of Saint John the Baptist to Podgorica

7 October 2013

- 8:30 hours: Consecration of the church of Saint Simon the monk within the military base Prince Mihajlo in Nis.

Source: Diocese of Nis