“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.
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.
This book describes the use of the notion of divine philanthropy from its first appearance in Aeschylos and Plato to the highly polyvalent use of it by John Chrysostom. Each page is marked by meticulous scholarship and great insight, lucidity of thought and expression. Bishop Danilo’s principal methodology in examining Chrysostom is a philological analysis of his works in order to grasp all the semantic shades of the concept of philanthropia throughout his vast literary output. The author overviews the observable development of the concept of philanthropia in a research that encompasses nearly seven centuries of literary sources. Peculiar theological connotations are studied in the uses of divine philanthropia both in the classical development from Aeschylos via Plutarch down to Libanius, Themistius of Byzantium and the Emperor Julian, as well as in the biblical development, especially from Philo and the New Testament through Origen and the Cappadocians to Chrysostom.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met on 5 February 2013 with the delegation of the Committee for celebration of 200th anniversary of the birth of Bishop Petar I Petrović Njegoš. The delegations consisted of: academician Matija Bećković, president of the Committee; corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts (SASA) Miro Vuksanović and Professor Dr. Dragan Stanić, vicepresidents; and also academician Dimitrije Stefanović,secretary general of SASA.