Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the seventh traditional exhibition of copies of icons and frescoes from Kosovo and Metohija was opened last night, on March 17, 2011 at the St. Sava's house of the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar. This year the copies of the frescoes of Mother of God Ljeviska in Prizren, but also other monasteries from Kosovo and Metohija are showcased.
On the occasion of the Statehood Day and the Day of the Army of Serbia in the amphitheatre of the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade a formal academy was held which was attended by high officials of the Government, the Army of Serbia and diplomatic cord and also by His Grace Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of the Patriarch and priests of the side chapel of the Military Medical Academy.
Protopresbyter Dr. John Behr, Dean of the Academy of Saint Vladimir from New York, held a lecture today in the great amphiteatre of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, an inspired lecture on the subject the Challenge of our past and an examination of the past; in the presence of professors and many students.
At the beginning of the lecture His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America informed all the present about the life and work of fr. John Behr.
On Sunday, August 29, 2010, His All Holiness presided over Great Vespers at the Monastery of Holy Trinity at Halki. The service was followed by the official opening of the Art Exhibition entitled "Tracing Istanbul." In attendance were Mr. Paul Geroulanos, Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Mr. Nikitas Kaklamanis, Mayor of Athens.
Serbfest celebrates Serbian traditions and Eastern Orthodox beliefs. But the priest at Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, which was established a century ago, also made a point Saturday to express his love of the United States. "The more you know about America, the more you love it," the Rev. Radomir Chkautovich, who fled socialist Yugoslavia in 1963, said with an accent.