Serbia prevented, after the diplomatic war in the UNESCO Committee for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage an attempt to rename the monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Kosovo and Metohija from the Serbian heritage as "Kosovo's heritage", Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Vuk Jeremic said today in Becici.
"The sanctities of the SOC are not and cannot be the cultural monuments of Kosovo" Jeremic stressed.
His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije opened last night in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, in the crypt of St. Prince Lazar, the St. Vitus Day concert - prayerful and spiritual gathering of the Serbian church choirs: Women's choir of the Singing society Venerable Rafailo Banatski with the conducter Senka Milisavljevic, a choir Venerable Roman Slatkopojac with the conductor Tatjana Krga, the First Belgrade Singing Society with the conductor Svetlana Vilic and the Singing society Mokranjac at the St. Sava church with the conductor Jelena Jez. Verses were spoken by the actor Ivan Jevtovic.
On behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended on June 23, 2011 at the Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation the humanitarian concert of a folklore group from the Indonesian province of Aceh, suffered by the tsunami in 2004.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today the memorial service at the Royal Palace Chapel of St Andrew the First Called on the occasion of 50 years since the death of Queen Maria. The memorial service was attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II, Princess Katherine and Prince Philip Karadjordjevic.
On the wooded slopes of southwestern Serbia's Golija mountain, a dozen nuns at the Gradac monastery have devoted their lives to God but have not turned their backs on their lifelong passion: painting.