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.
On Saturday, 16 February 2013, the book of Nebojsa Lapcevic The Cross of Holy Emperor Constantine, printed on the occasion of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan was presented at the Amphitheatre of Lazarica church. The Orthodox Diocese of Krusevac and the Historical Archives of the town of Krusevac organized the event.
President Nikolic and Serbian Patriarch Irinej expressed their concern regarding the security of the citizens and the Serbian Church in Kosovo and Metohia, especially after recent events with respect to the monastery of Decani. They both agreed that the international organizations, which were present in the South Serbian province, were bound with the mandate, approved by the Republic of Serbia, to protect rights and security of citizens and religious shrines in Kosovo and Metohia.
1. Ancient Christian and Saint Sava’s heritage in Montenegro – The collection of works from the scientific seminar held on 17 January 2010 at Miholjska Prevlaka Monastery, Cetinje – Belgrade 2010, 412 pages.
The scientific seminar was held on the occasion of 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan and the 790th anniversary of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. There are 24 scientific works from areas of theology, archeology, church, general and national history, history of literature and art in the beautifully illustrated collection.
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.