Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
With the blessings of His Holiness Irinej, the Fourth Paschal Concert was held at the House of Russian Culture in Belgrade on 23 May 2013.
Their Graces Bishops Milutin of Valjevo, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Irinej of Australia-New Zealand also attended the concert.
Opera spectacle in open, the masterpiece of the famous Italian Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” was performed in the evening on 21 May 2013 in Viminacium under the starry sky in a restored Roman amphitheater in attendance of 2200 visitors.
The musical and theatrical spectacle, as a part of the state program of marking 17 centuries of the Edict of Milan, was solemnly opened by Ambassador of Italy in Serbia Armando Varricchio as the host of the evening. The Embassy of Italy donated the performance of “Aida” at Viminacium to the state project of marking the Edit of Milan. Mr. Varricchio welcomed President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, officials and diplomats, and thanked for the opportunity that his country participated in the celebration of the Edict of Milan.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended on 12 April 2013 the solemn opening of the restored Museum of History of Serbia, in which the exhibition “The Karadjordjevics and the Obrenovics in the collections of Historical Museum of Serbia” was set up. The restored space of the Historical Museum of Serbia was opened by President of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, who presented to this significant national institution the Order of Sretenje of the Third Degree for special merits in the field of cultural activities, and on the occasion of 50 years of existence and the successful work.
Pan-Orthodox Festival of Choirs on Sunday of Orthodoxy, was held for the ninth time in Munich – 9. Panorthodoxes Chortreffen zum Sonntag der Orthodoxie, representing a spiritual column of the homogenous communion of many Orthodox churches in Munich – Serbian, Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, as well as Non-Chalcedonian Churches – the Coptic and the Armenian Apostolic ones.
For the last nine years, every 17 March, the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for arts and conservation from Belgrade has been organizing a prayerful and artistic remembrance of the 2004 pogrom of Serbs from Kosovo and Metohia. Also this year, MSc Goran Janicijevic, Associate Professor on subject Fresco Painting, prepared the student’s exhibition, which is hosted at the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the occasion of the celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, a concert of spiritual music was held at the church of Saint Sava in Berlin on Saturday, 9 March 2013.
On the beginning of the concert the dean of the Saint Sava church, protopresbyter Veljko Gacic, pointed out the significance of this jubilee for our Local Church, for all Christianity and for the whole world.