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.
We invite you to the presentation of the book Crime in War – Genocide in Peace to be held on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 7:30 p.m., in the Small Hall of Kolarčeva Zadužbina.
Speakers - authors of the book:
- Vladislav Jovanović, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the FRY
- Slobodan Petković, general
- Prof. Dr. Slobodan Čikarić, academician
Crime in War – Genocide in Peace, The consequences of NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, is a study co-published by Službeni Glasnik and the Serbian Cancer Society, in Serbian and English.
In the evening of the feast day of the Renovation of the Church of Saint Greatmartyr George in Lydia which is the Patron Saint’s day of the city of Novi Sad, on 15 November 2012, at the great hall of the Matica Srpska in Novi Sad the book Raids and Concentration Camps in Backa during World War Two, which author is archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic, was presented. The book is the latest publication of Beseda (Homily) – the publishing company of the Orthodox Diocese of Backa. His Grace Dr Irinej of Backa, Dr Djordje Srbulovic and the author spoke on the book.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno participated yesterday in the banquet hall of the Rectorate of the University in Belgrade, in the promotion of the publication of the Association of Milutin Milankovic - KNOWLEDGE OF CALENDAR AND CONTRIBUTION OF MILUTIN MILANKOVIC. Protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Radomir Popovic, regular professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, professor Dr Smilja Marjanovic Dusanic, professor Dr Steva Segan, MSci Dragoljub Antic and Dr Slavko Maksimovic took part in the presentation of the collections of scientific papers from last year's conference was participated.
An important manuscript was discovered in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Topkapi was the residence of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. The manuscript found is of significant meaning, because it consists of information regarding the years before the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, but it also describes the early years after Constantinople was turned into Istanbul and became capital of Turkey.
The document belongs to Michael Critovoulos, a Greek politician, scholar and historian, who lived between 1410 and 1470. His birth-name was Kritopoulos, but he changed it to sound more ancient Greek-like.
He experienced the Siege and Fall of Constantinople and wrote about Mehmed II the Conqueror.
The Ascetic Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian were translated from the original Syriac into Greek at the turn of the 9th century by monks Abramios and Patrikios of St Saba Monastery in Palestine. They were widely read, primarily by monks, and bore crucial influence on all of the spiritual tradition and literature of the Eastern Church. The Ascetic Homilies are preserved in a plethora of manuscripts featuring significant differences. In 1770, Nikephoros Theotokis published an edition of the Ascetic Homilies based on two manuscripts. Theotokis’ edition was reprinted in 1895 by Ioakeim Spetsieris; in 1871, Kallinikos Pantokratorinos produced a vernacular version. To this day our knowledge of St Isaac’s work rests on these editions.