The National Library of Serbia marked the 181th anniversary of its existence with various manifestations. During the central ceremony a traditional award of the Library was presented for the best among the most read books. This year’s laureate is Slobodan Tisma for his novel Bernardi’s room (Bernardijeva soba). Yesterday’s celebration of the Day of the National Library attended: His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch; Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister of the Government; Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Minister of Culture and Information; His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana; Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar…
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the 21st Saint Simeon Academy was held at Kolarac National University, which was organized by Dobrocinstvo, the pilgrim agency of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
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.
The exhibition ‘Kosovo and Metohia – Endowments and Gifts’ is opened at the Gallery of Frescoes. It represents а collection of the National Museum in Belgrade
The aim of this well-organized exhibition was to present the public in more direct way the Serbian national heritage in Kosovo and Metohia, a source of spiritual, cultural, economic and social progress of our people.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, the exhibition “Hilandar – Heritage and Restoration” was solemnly opened on 9 February 2013. The exhibition is co-organized by the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in New York and the Foundation of the Holy Monastery of Hilandar from Belgrade and will be opened until 5 May 2013 at the parish house of Saint Sava church on Manhattan (15W 25th Street).
“Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2). It is these words of Apostle Paul that well describe a recent event in Chicago.
On Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Chicago, a benefit concert of liturgical music took place at Holy Resurrection Cathedral of the Serbian Orthodox Church to benefit Peter Gudkov.
Thirty-seven-year-old Peter Gudkov, family man, father of two daughters, singer and soloist of Sretensky Monastery Mens’ Choir of Moscow, fell gravely ill and is in need of a bone-marrow transplant, which will cost over $150,000. Participating in the event were the Archbishop’s Choir of Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL, under the direction of Michael Gill, and the Branko Radicevic Serbian Cathedral Choir under Elizaveta Neskova. The concert was blessed by His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland, by the initiative of parishioners and singers of Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral and the support of their Serbian Orthodox brothers and sisters. Present at the concert were His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica (Serbian Orthodox Church), His Grace Bishop Nicolae (Romanian Orthodox Church) and Serbian Consul General Desko Nikitovic in Chicago.