Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch has attended today the formal academy on the occasion of the Day of the University in Belgrade.
The monastery of Zica, the endowment of Saint Sava and St. Simon (king Stephen the First Crowned), formerly the seat of the first Serbian archbishopric and the coronation site of the first Serbian king, today is the greatest female monastery in which sisterhood, led by heugomene, mother Jelena, continues with the tradition of the Serbian spirituality, which was based here by the holy brothers. Marking the 800th anniversary of the monastery, its sisterhood organize the first international spiritually scientific Symposium on female monasticism, which is held from September 1-4, 2011, with a participation of thirty lecturers and 250-300 guests from Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Izrael, France, Poland, Romania, Syria, Georgia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, Croatia and Serbia.
XXIII International Congress of Byzantine Studies opened on August 22, 2011, in Sofia. It is held once in every five years in various countries which have their own tradition of Byzantine studies. It is already for the second time that the congress is held in the Bulgarian capital. It hosted the 4th congress in 1934. The official opening of the forum took place in the afternoon in the University of Sofia. In the evening, a reception was held at the State Museum of History on the occasion of the opening of the congress. Present at the reception was Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.
Two museums in London and Paris informed that they organize an exhibition that will showcase together side by side two versions of the Leonardo Da Vinci's work "Virgin Of The Rocks" which these two museums own. "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and John the Baptist", which hangs at the London's National Gallery, dates from between 1483 and 1486, while its counterpart at the Louvre, known as "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" was created 25 years earlier.