Many Belgraders with books in their hands gathered on April 6th, 2013 at Kosancicev Venac, when the National Library of Serbia was completely destroyed and burnt in Nazi bombing 72 years ago. Besides Minister of Culture and Information Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, at the site there were His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the head of the Lubrary of the Serbian Patriarchate Mr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, head of the National Library of Serbia Mr. Dejan Ristic, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, foreign cultural centers and cultural institutions.
Pan-Orthodox Festival of Choirs on Sunday of Orthodoxy, was held for the ninth time in Munich – 9. Panorthodoxes Chortreffen zum Sonntag der Orthodoxie, representing a spiritual column of the homogenous communion of many Orthodox churches in Munich – Serbian, Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, as well as Non-Chalcedonian Churches – the Coptic and the Armenian Apostolic ones.
For the last nine years, every 17 March, the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for arts and conservation from Belgrade has been organizing a prayerful and artistic remembrance of the 2004 pogrom of Serbs from Kosovo and Metohia. Also this year, MSc Goran Janicijevic, Associate Professor on subject Fresco Painting, prepared the student’s exhibition, which is hosted at the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral.
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 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.