In the context of lectures on the Edict of Milan organized at the Nebojsa Tower in Belgrade Their Graces Bishops Maxim of Western America, Atanasije of Hvosno and Andrej of Remesiana presented their lectures dedicated to the significant jubilee of Christianity.
Bishop Maxim of Western America: The Concept of Holiness and the Sanctity of Serbian rulers
His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America held an introductory lecture on the topic of holiness of Emperor Constantine and the sanctity of Serbian rulers at the Nebojsa Tower in the Lower Town of the Belgrade Fortress, on 16 May 2013.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate in conjunction with the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe organizes a scientific conference devoted to religious freedom in Europe. His All-Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople has sent invitations for this two-day conference, which will take place on May 17 and 18 in Istanbul.
His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa will participate in the work of this seminar.
The cause of the conference represents a publication of the Edict of Milan 1700 years ago, when Emperor Constantine and southeast Roman co-ruler Licinius proclaimed religious freedom to Christianity and other religions.
Dr. Dalibor Petrovic, Professor at the Faculty of Theology in Foca, held a lecture on the topic “The Edict of Milan and Freedom of Christians” at the Spiritual center of the Lazarica church of Romanija at Sokolac (Bosnia) on Sunday 14 April 2013.
The principal of the Lazarica church of Romanija protopresbyter Boris Banduka welcomed on behalf of the Church-school congregation a number of priests and the faithful from parish of Sokolac and other parishes, emphasizing that the Edict of Milan was a very important act proclaimed in 313 by Holy Emperor Constantine the Great.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the occasion of the celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, a concert of spiritual music was held at the church of Saint Sava in Berlin on Saturday, 9 March 2013.
On the beginning of the concert the dean of the Saint Sava church, protopresbyter Veljko Gacic, pointed out the significance of this jubilee for our Local Church, for all Christianity and for the whole world.
The feast day of the forefather of the holy Nemanjic’s dynasty - the day when we celebrate among the saints our father Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher - was solemnly celebrated in Nis. The 900th anniversary of his birth was marked with this celebration. At the Cathedral church His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis celebrated the festal vigil service.
From February 14 to June 3 the all-Ukrainian Cross procession with a particle of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of the Lord and relics of Saints Constantine and Helen, Equals-to-the-Apostles, has been passing through towns of the Ukraine. The prayer procession is devoted to the 1700th anniversary of promulgation of the edict of Milan by Emperor Constantine and will be visiting 51 Ukrainian towns.