Information for media on organized departure to the celebration of the jubilee of the Edict of Milan on 6 October 2013 in Nis.
The central event of this year's celebration of the jubilee of the Edict of Milan will take place on Sunday, 6 October at 9 a.m. in Nis, in front of the newly built church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen, where His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will celebrate the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of present primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches. We invite all interested media companies to accredit their representatives who will contribute that from our Homeland would gone to the world the most beautiful image of our people, culture and spirituality.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Konstantinos Ikonomidis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece in our country at the Patriarchate on 25 September 2013 . His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, Vicar to the Serbian Patriarch, also attended the audience.
Today, in the formal Hall of the Serbian Patriarchate, in the attendance of all members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriach granted the high medal of our holy Church to Mr. Diogenis Valavanidis.
On this occasion the Primate of our Church held a welcome speech in which he talked about celebrant's deed. Diogenis Valavanidis, Belgrader of the Greek origin, whose grandfather Avram Valavanidis as a surgeon of the Serbian army in the Balkan wars died from typhoid fever, today received the high medal of teh Serbian Orthodox Church - the Order of Saint Emperor Constantine.
Besides the competent Bishop Dr. Mitrophan of East America and Bishop Georgije of Canada, the consecration of the monument in Long Island, the place where once was a lighthouse of Nikola Tesla, was also attended by American and Serbian officials, among which, as a main guest was President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic. Bishop Georgije of Canada performed the act of the consecration, who got this honor for he was admirer of the work of Nikola Tesla and the initiator of the idea that remains of the Serbian scientist place on the plateau of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar.