Since 2001 in Nis, the International Symposium on Nis and Byzantium has been held traditionally within the celebration of the feast day of the city - Czar Constantine. This symposium gathers scientific elite from the whole world from the areas of art history, archeology, history, theology and literature. The history of the early Christian period of Nis is supported by the new scientific arguments and in a great part it differs in comparison with the knowledge which had been available before the beginning of holding the scientific symposium since 2002, said today one of the founders of this symposium Dr. Misa Rakocija.
His Holiness IRINEJ Serbian Patriarch, accompanied by His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended last night at the gallery the opening of the exhibition of 170 years of the Post of Serbia. The exhibits from the Belgrade Postal Museum reminded those present of the history and the beginning of the work of the Serbian postal service.
The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) announced that the 4th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music will be held 6-12 June, 2011 at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland.
At the suggestion of His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej Of Novi Sad and Backa, the Holy Synod of Bishops decided to give the highest distinction, the Order of St. Sava of the First Degree to the Golden Knight International Film Festival. This distinction is a reflection of thanksgiving to the Festival which had given an opportunity that a truth about suffering of the Serbian Church and people to be seen worldwide. On this occasion, Bishop Irinej went to Moscow in order to personally hand this highest distinction to the organizers of the “Golden Knight”.
Source: Diocese of Backa
On May 20, Vatican will hold a concert of Russian Orthodox music in the Paul VI Audience Hall. The guests will listen to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky and other Russian composers performed by the Russian National Orchestra, the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Horn Chapel of St. Petersburg. The concert will be concluded with the symphony by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) for chorus and orchestra The Song of Revival, the concert organizers reported to Interfax-Religion.