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.
“Notes on Ecumenism” by Holy Father Justin (Popovich), prepared by Bishop Atanasije, published by Tvrdoš Monastery, 201021. April 2010 - 11:41
With the blessing of Bishop Atanasije, we wish to inform our readers that a new book by Holy Avva Justin has been printed, NOTES ON ECUMENISM. This book, comprised of 35 pages with 12 facsimiles of Holy Avva Justin's notes, is an important complement to his book, "The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism".
The new book was prepared by Bishop Atanasije and published by Tvrdoš Monastery.
Ecumenism is a movement that in itself swarms with many questions. And all those questions, in fact, spring from one wish and recede into one wish. And that wish wants one thing: the True Church of Christ. And the true Church of Christ provides, and should provide, answers to all the questions and sub questions posed by Ecumenism. For if the Church of Christ does not resolve the eternal questions of the human spirit, then it is wholly unnecessary.
Avva Justin (one of the notes of Holy Avva Justin from the newly published book)
The information and publishing institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the cooperation with the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Serbia, in a remembrance of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia and the days of his magnificent sendoff, printed the photo album From Death into Life. As a little credit from the Church to its faithful people and to all those who recognized in Patriarch Pavle the torchbearer of the Resurrection of Christ, or as the people of faith or the people of good will are ready to accept his brief, but wise message Let's be people! - the Information and publishing institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the forty-day memorial service gave one copy of this photo album.
Due to the great interest of the faithful, who did not attend the memorial service Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose on that day, the photo album From Death into Life is today available on the official website of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the following address:
The publication "World Heritage of Serbia," recommended Serbia in the world as a particularly attractive cultural area, said Minister Nebojsa Bradic. UNESCO recognized the publication as the authentic contribution to the world cultural heritage.
Minister of Culture Nebojsa Bradic said that with the publication of "World Heritage of Serbia," Serbia is recommended worldwide as a particularly attractive cultural area.
In the publication, which will be presented on Monday to the public at the Atrium of the National Museum in Belgrade, the Serbian herigate is represented that the experts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized as the authentic contribution to the world cultural heritage.
Archbishop Hilarion's book entitled Patriarch Kirill. His Life and World Outlook in the series "Patriarchs of the Russian Church' has come out. It has been written in response to numerous requests from both church people and those who are far from the Church but who are interested in the personality of the new Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
His Holiness Kirill is a public figure. The scale of his work is unprecedented. His judgments on basic issues of today are well known to those who follow closely the life of the Church. At the same time, it has occurred to no one so far to systematize his thoughts expressed at various times, in various audiences and on various occasions. Until now there has been no detailed biography of Patriarch Kirill except for an official list of services he rendered and responsibilities he shouldered in the Church.