After months of planning, the choral workshop, symposium and concert of choral works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Serbian composer Stevan Mokranjac is now a fond memory. The Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich and Serbian Singing Federation's months of planning and revision finally took form starting on a chilly Friday evening, the 3rd of October, when participants in the choral workshop arrived at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in on Chicago's northwest side.
Out-of-town presenters representing two continents, Dr. Danica Petrovic, musicologist and Mokranjac expert from Serbia and His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand also arrived Friday evening. Dr. Petrovic made the first of her three presentations during the weekend, discussing the history of Serbian liturgical music prior to Mokranjac. Friday's gathering also served as a "meet and greet" for all present.
On the Royal court the exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the tragic murder of King of Yugoslavia Alexander I Karadjordjevic
Besides His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katarine, the opening of the exhibition was also attended by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who addressed many representatives of the diplomatic corps, cultural and public life of Serbia.
Virtual tour of exhibition dedicated to New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia opened on the website of St. Tikhon's Orthodox University8. October 2014 - 14:01
A virtual tour of the exhibition, “Overcoming: the Russian Church and the Soviet government” has opened on the website of the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities. The largest exposition, dedicated to the persecution of the Church during the Soviet era, became available to internet users ahead of the completion of restoration of the Moscow diocesan house in Likhov Lane Moscow.
Over the two month since it was opened, more than 7,000 people attended the exhibition in memory of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, organized by St. Tikhon’s University in the winter of 2012/2013 at the Museum of the Contemporary Russian History. The unique exhibits were collected in various corners of the former Soviet Union, and included the saints’ personal things; various documents reflecting the government’s theomachic policy and the Church’s reaction to it; and items used in the underground liturgical life the existed in labor camps.
Talija, the breathtaking music and dance troupe from Belgrade, Serbia, is currently making their Great USA Tour 2014. We are pleased to announce that they will be in concert for one night only, Tuesday, October 21, performing Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian and other Slavic dances, at Capital University's Mees Auditorium, located at 1 College Avenue and East Main Street in the Bexley neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, the concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
For the second year in a row the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania hosted the Orthodox Food Festival, held this past weekend September 20-21, 2014.