The feast day of the Meeting of the Lord – Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia also this year was solemnly celebrated аt historic Orasac.
The celebration of this great feast day of the Church of Christ began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Jovan of Sumadia with the concelebration of episcopal deans of Orasac and Topola and its clergy. Attending the Holy Liturgy there were Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine, Mr. Velimir Ilic, Minister of Construction and Urbanism, Mr. Bojan Radovic, president of the Municipality of Mladenovac, as well as other personalities.
The exhibition ‘Kosovo and Metohia – Endowments and Gifts’ is opened at the Gallery of Frescoes. It represents а collection of the National Museum in Belgrade
The aim of this well-organized exhibition was to present the public in more direct way the Serbian national heritage in Kosovo and Metohia, a source of spiritual, cultural, economic and social progress of our people.
Dear Brothers and Sisters! I express my heartfelt congratulations to you on this feast day of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Day of Orthodox Youth.
Turning my mind’s eye to the events which led to the establishment of this church holiday, we and Righteous Simeon both joyfully greet the Savior Who was brought to the Temple of Jerusalem. But this event, in addition to its historic significance, has another symbolic meaning: in this we see the mystical meeting of the Creator and His creation, the personal meeting of mankind and God.
President Tomislav Nikolic and Serbian Patriarch Irinej agree that it is necessary to achieve unity оf local public in solving all issues of the national interest. Prime Minister Ivica Dacic also attended the meeting.
Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia, and Mr. Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister, talked today with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and protopresbyter-stavrophor Savo Jovic, chief secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops attended the meeting at the Palace Serbia.
St. Vladimir's Seminary (SVOTS) and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Belgrade have made a formal agreement to work together with the aim of establishing a Serbian House of Studies on the campus of St. Vladimir's Seminary. The House of Studies has several goals, including the promotion of sustained dialogue and educational exchanges between Orthodox Christians in America and Serbia.