Culture

Concert of State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia"

The concert of the State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia" and violinist Alena Bayeva, will be held on June 14, in the Great Hall of the Sava Center in Belgrade, on the occasion of marking the Day of Russia. The orchestra, led by the conducter Yuriy Bashmet, will perform Fantasy-Overture - Romeo and Juliet by Chaikovsky, Suite from the ballet Romeo and Juliette by Prokofyev, Concert for violine and orchestra and the Solemn uverture by Shostakovich.

Atlas of Orthodox Churches of America published

The famous historian of Orthodoxy in the USA, Mr. Alexey Krindach, wrote a book which holds information on all Orthodox churches in America - Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches.

The book has many maps and consists of details from modern life of the churches of various jurisdictions. Furthermore, the books has also the informations on all monastic communities on the territory of North America.

Restoration of frescoes in Prizren

On the church of St. George in Prizren, experts from Greece has started the conservation and the restoration of the frescoes from 15th century. Soon the works on Theotokos of Ljeviska are going to be started. The sancturies was heavily damages in the attack of the Albanian extremists in 2004.

Alumnus Publishes Reflections on Major Feasts

SVOTS alumnus Fr. Rodney Torbic ('01 D.Min.) started out simply collecting notes for his adult education classes at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. He ended up publishing a book. His recently released title, Reflections on the Major Feasts, was deemed worthy of publication by the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America in December 2010.

Russian exhibition opens in Mexico

An exhibition of Russian icons and photographs opened its doors in the Mexican city of Toluki on Thursday in an event that coincided with the 65th birthday of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.

Earlier, Metropolitan Antony of Mexico, Venezuela and the Caribbean, for his part, expressed hope that the exhibition will help Mexicans get a better understanding of Russian spiritual culture.

Solemn Academy with regard to 175 years of the Seminary of St. Sava in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended last night in the amphitheater of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade the solemn academy regarding 175 years of the St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade. Following the welcoming speech of protopresbyter-staurophor Dragan Protic, the dean of the Seminary, there was an inspired St.Sava speech of Goran Radenkovic, the professor of the Seminary.