With the blessings of His Holiness Irinej, the Fourth Paschal Concert was held at the House of Russian Culture in Belgrade on 23 May 2013.
Their Graces Bishops Milutin of Valjevo, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Irinej of Australia-New Zealand also attended the concert.
Opera spectacle in open, the masterpiece of the famous Italian Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” was performed in the evening on 21 May 2013 in Viminacium under the starry sky in a restored Roman amphitheater in attendance of 2200 visitors.
The musical and theatrical spectacle, as a part of the state program of marking 17 centuries of the Edict of Milan, was solemnly opened by Ambassador of Italy in Serbia Armando Varricchio as the host of the evening. The Embassy of Italy donated the performance of “Aida” at Viminacium to the state project of marking the Edit of Milan. Mr. Varricchio welcomed President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, officials and diplomats, and thanked for the opportunity that his country participated in the celebration of the Edict of Milan.
Tomáš Sedláček: "Economics of Good and Evil", Oxford University Press, 2011
Is economics really value-free or is it also about moral values? Tomáš Sedláček, economist and provocative thinker from Prague, on the "Economics of Good and Evil", for which he garnered the Deutsche Wirtschaftsbuchpreis 2012 (German Business Book Award 2012).
Sedláček examines the roles of work and economics in ancient cultures, religions and myths which continue to influence us today. He analyses the irrational preconceptions which prevail in modern economic thinking. Sedláček's book is a fascinating peregrination through the world of economics – taking us from the epic of Gilgamesh, the Old Testament and Adam Smith to Wall Street and the economic crisis.
On April 11, 2013, a four-day conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth commenced with a welcome and reading by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended on 12 April 2013 the solemn opening of the restored Museum of History of Serbia, in which the exhibition “The Karadjordjevics and the Obrenovics in the collections of Historical Museum of Serbia” was set up. The restored space of the Historical Museum of Serbia was opened by President of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, who presented to this significant national institution the Order of Sretenje of the Third Degree for special merits in the field of cultural activities, and on the occasion of 50 years of existence and the successful work.
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.