Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
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.
We are delighted to announce that, on the occasion of the celebratory 50th Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America to be held in Chicago later this month, RIZA will present a display of vestments and ecclesiastical embroidery, to participants and visitors of this auspicious gathering.
Grateful for the opportunity to showcase RIZA’s humble contribution to the ecclesiastical arts of the Holy Orthodox Church, we look forward to meeting the clergy and laity of the Americas from the 25th-31st of July at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. Please check the website for schedule details: www.archdioceseconvention2011.org. If you wish to make an appointment outside the appointed opening hours, please send us an email indicating a date and time suitable to you, and we will respond with confirmation.
On behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended on June 23, 2011 at the Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation the humanitarian concert of a folklore group from the Indonesian province of Aceh, suffered by the tsunami in 2004.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today the memorial service at the Royal Palace Chapel of St Andrew the First Called on the occasion of 50 years since the death of Queen Maria. The memorial service was attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II, Princess Katherine and Prince Philip Karadjordjevic.