With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, towards the anniversary of the Edict of Milan, last night at the Kolarac People's University a concert was held within the international festival of spiritual music - the Music Edict. Promoters of the festival are Church-singing society Branko and cathedral choir of the Cathedral church in Nis.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Publishing Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church printed the 2013 great wall calendar entitled Emperor Constantine the Great in visual memory of the Serbs
Edict of Milan - act on religious tolerance - establishing that "Christians, as well as all others, without exception, are granted full authority and freedom to observe that religion which each preferred." With its proclamation in 313, motivated by the vision and the victory he scored over Maxentius by the Milvian Bridge in Rome under the Standard of the Cross, Emperor Constantine led Christ's disciples out of the catacombs, ending the persecutions, draconic punishments and sufferings to which they had been subjected.
We invite you to the presentation of the book Crime in War – Genocide in Peace to be held on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 7:30 p.m., in the Small Hall of Kolarčeva Zadužbina.
Speakers - authors of the book:
- Vladislav Jovanović, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the FRY
- Slobodan Petković, general
- Prof. Dr. Slobodan Čikarić, academician
Crime in War – Genocide in Peace, The consequences of NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, is a study co-published by Službeni Glasnik and the Serbian Cancer Society, in Serbian and English.
At the celebration held on 7 December in the Great hall of the church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, organized on the occasion of the completion of the work of this year's Pan-Slavic Art Forum "Golden Knight", His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the president of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, awarded the Serbian film director, screenwriter and film producer Jovan Markovic with the Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
With brighter hues and bolder brushstrokes, Orthodox icon painters are looking to breathe new life into the ancient art of depicting saints, angels and biblical scenes, lest its rigid rules see it consigned to history.
A dozen church painters from European countries like Greece and Serbia but also from the United States gathered this month in Romania to experiment with adding modern touches to Byzantine iconography without angering the conservative Orthodox Church. "I don't want to attack them," US painting professor Anthony Salzman said of churchgoers, "but I don't want to bore them either". "Tradition died in the 16th or 17th century, now we are resurrecting it, we are learning what its limits are," he added at the event in Mogosoaia, on the outskirts of Bucharest.