Russia will take part in the restoration of Orthodox Christian shrines in Kosovo. In an arrangement with UNESCO, Russia will donate $ 2 mln for this in 2010 - 2011.
This money will be spent on restoring four Orthodox facilities which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list - the monastery of the Serbian Patriarchate in Peć, monasteries in Dečani and Gračanica and the church of the Mother of God in Prizren. Russia is also organizing the necessary administrative work and expert examinations. It will send there experienced architects, engineers and experts who will take part in the restoration works.
An illustrated monograph "Serbian Patriarchate" of the historian of the Serbian Orthodox Church protopresbyter staurophor Professor Dr. Pregrag Puzovic, which has been published recently by "Pravoslavna rec" from Novi Sad presents a great scientific and publishing project.
Tipometar launched in 2006 a project which goal was to enable all those who wanted to use the Cyrillic alphabet on computers to download free quality typefaces. The realization of this project also this year was supported by the Secretariat for Culture of the Belgrade City Assembly.
Protopresbyter Dr. John Behr, Dean of the Academy of Saint Vladimir from New York, held a lecture today in the great amphiteatre of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, an inspired lecture on the subject the Challenge of our past and an examination of the past; in the presence of professors and many students.
At the beginning of the lecture His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America informed all the present about the life and work of fr. John Behr.
On Sunday, August 29, 2010, His All Holiness presided over Great Vespers at the Monastery of Holy Trinity at Halki. The service was followed by the official opening of the Art Exhibition entitled "Tracing Istanbul." In attendance were Mr. Paul Geroulanos, Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Mr. Nikitas Kaklamanis, Mayor of Athens.