Culture

Christmas celebrations kick off for hundreds in Sacramento

Didn’t send your Christmas cards out yet? Still looking for the perfect gift? No worries if you follow the Julian calendar – you still have about 24 hours. Hundreds of Sacramentans don’t celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25; they celebrate the birth of Christ today and continue celebrating through tomorrow.

Sacramentans who launched their Christmas holiday last night include some Russians, Serbians, Ethiopians, Georgians, Coptic Christians from Egypt, Armenians and other followers of the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, said the Rev. Dino Pappademos of Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Elk Grove.

Ornaments of Serbian medieval frescoes

The Museum of Applied Art stages the exhibition “Memory Update – Ornaments of Serbian Medieval Frescoes” on the 6th of November 2013 to mark this year’s anniversary of its founding. The exhibition will be open until 31st January 2014.

An interest in ornament as particular visual and semantic, as well as a linguistic phenomenon becomes more and more increasing in the visualization world of all segments of modern communication. An ornament is often used as a decoration, a pattern, a decorative detail in applied art and architecture but it also bears a broadest span of symbolical, culturological and religious meanings that are susceptible to various analyses and even mathematical reading and interpretation.

Miroslav Gospel will be exhibited on 24 October

Miroslav Gospel will be exhibited on 24 October
Miroslav Gospel will be exhibited on 24 October
Miroslav Gospel will be exhibited on 24 October
Miroslav Gospel will be exhibited on 24 October

The Miroslav Gospel, the oldest preserved Serbian Cyrillic manuscript, will be exhibited on 24 October at the National Museum, within the exhibition "Vows and Messages. Stefan Nemanja - Nine Centuries" 

Gospels will be exhibited from 12 until 20 hours. It was created in 80s of the XII century by the order of Hum´s prince Miroslav, about which the record on the last page of the book. Prince Miroslav was the brother of the Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja of Ras (Rascia) and this exhibition is dedicated to the 900th anniversary of the birth of Grand Prince.