The year 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece will be devoted to Saints Cyril and Methodius, Enlighteners of the Slavic nations, reports "Romfeya." The decision to celebrate the memory of the enlighteners of the Slavs in their native city was made in connection with the 1150th anniversary of their chief missionary feat - making the first Slavic alphabet in 863.
A large international symposium is planned to be held in Thessaloniki -- probably in the second quarter of 2013. Paralleling the Symposium Thessaloniki 's Municipality is planning to organize an exhibition about the missionary work of the Thessalonican brothers and their era. The exhibition is expected to last until 2014; not only residents of Greece, but also those of countries visited by the missionary brothers, Enlighteners of the Slavs,: Serbia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia will have a chance to become acquainted with the exhibit.
Honoring the 160th anniversary of the First Belgrade Singing Society, the
Cathedral Church in Belgrade organized the New Year’s charitable concert of
spiritual and national music at Dom Sindikata.
The First Belgrade Singing Society was founded in 1853 and its rich history
tells the story of national and cultural creation of our country and represents
the spiritual and artistic source of the Serbian modern music. Supported by the
Serbian Orthodox Church and under the patronage of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian
Patriarch, this oldest choir is the royal ambassador of Serbian culture.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, towards the anniversary of the Edict of Milan, last night at the Kolarac People's University a concert was held within the international festival of spiritual music - the Music Edict. Promoters of the festival are Church-singing society Branko and cathedral choir of the Cathedral church in Nis.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Publishing Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church printed the 2013 great wall calendar entitled Emperor Constantine the Great in visual memory of the Serbs
Edict of Milan - act on religious tolerance - establishing that "Christians, as well as all others, without exception, are granted full authority and freedom to observe that religion which each preferred." With its proclamation in 313, motivated by the vision and the victory he scored over Maxentius by the Milvian Bridge in Rome under the Standard of the Cross, Emperor Constantine led Christ's disciples out of the catacombs, ending the persecutions, draconic punishments and sufferings to which they had been subjected.