Yesterday, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and Mr. Dejan Ristic, acting director of the National Library of Serbia, signed the Protocol which defines the forms of cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the National Library of Serbia. Signing the document was attended by Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Minister of Culture and Information in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and Mr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, the director of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate. The first result of the Protocol will be the beginning of processing the personal library of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose, which is kept in the Rakovica monastery in Belgrade.
With the blessing of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Russian Centre for science and culture in Rome a photo exhibition entitled Cuore della Fivaída del Nord (Heart of the North Fivaida) by the author Archbishop Maximilian of Vólogda and Velikiy Ustjug has been opened.
In Bijelo Polje from June 29-30, 2012 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the First Balkan War and the return of the Serbs to Kosovo and on the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Bijelo Polje and the church of Saint Apostle Peter and Paul (1912-2012) and in memory of Saint Lazar, the Great Martyr of Kosovo and with him knights suffered in the Kosovo Battle - Saint Vitus Day, VII Festival of Serbian Gusle Players of Montenegro was held.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday on July 10, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Francois-Xavier Deniau, ambassador of the Republic of France in Belgrade and Mr. Henri Loyrette, General Director of the Louvre Museum in Paris with associates.
Artists from Serbia who participated at the International festival of folk art and craft UGRA2012 in Siberia, achieved great success representing the traditions and culture of our country. The Serbian delegation at this festival, which was founded seven years ago, was led by academician artist and icon painter Vladimir Cetkovic from Belgrade, and it was also consisted of Irena Gvozdenovic, higher custodian of the Ethnographic museum in Belgrade, and Slavica Ciric, director of the Pirot rug production Cooperative.
The Bavarian State Library in the city of Bamberg, an exhibition entitled "Treasures of eternity" has been opened.This exhibition showcases to visitors valuable biblical and liturgical manuscripts from the first half of the 11th century who have been kept in the sacristy of the cathedral of Bamberg with a collection books from the church library.
Many of these showpieces which are displayed on this occasion form the basis of the library of Saint Henry (II), Holy Roman Emperor (973-1024) who founded the diocese in Bamberg in 1007.