Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said that the development of relations with Ukraine ranks among his priorities and that the religious factor must be strengthened in bilateral relations. Relations between Ukraine and Russia "are the central, not peripheral task," the Patriarch said during talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at Moscow's St. Daniel monastery on Wednesday.
Textbook of the Academy of the SOC: Conservation and restoration of paintings on canvas, M.Sc. Jovan Pantic29. April 2009 - 14:57
The Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for arts and conservation in this academic year has published a textbook for a subject Conservation and restoration of icons - titled Conservation and restoration of paintings on canvas, M.Sc. Jovan Pantic. This is a third book so far in the edition Textbooks.
The Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for arts and conservation in this academic year published a textbook for a subject Conservation and restoration of icons II - titled The Problem of gluing paintings on cold-water glue solutions, by M.Sc. Jovan Pantic. This is a fourth book so far in the edition Textbooks.
The International Conference Dialogue in Prague: Europe in the 21st Century is to be held on May 13-15 in the Břevnov cloister, Prague. The participants in the conference will focus on such subjects as the world economic crisis and potential influence of the state on contemporary development, international cooperation and interreligious dialogue in the changing model of social development in Europe, the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations, which convenes the conference, told Interfax.
Four Serbian women from Djakovica, drove out in the March pogrom in 2004, have come back to restored objects of the Serbian Orthodox Church which are located in a centre of the city. Since Poljka Kastratovic, Jela Mijovic, Nada Isailovic and Vasiljka Peric were evacuated on March 17, 2004, they have been living at the monastery of Visoki Dechani and have been waiting for a moment when it would be possible to come back to Djakovica. In a process of the restoration of demolished sanctuaries of the SOC , in Djakovica has been completely finished the guesthouse and the presbytery. The driven-out Serb women have moved to the guesthouse, which had lived here between 1999 and March 2004.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, and on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the vicar of the Patriarch served today at a church of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, at a monastery of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Belgrade, a Holy hierarchal liturgy with the concelebration of six priests and two hierodeacons and deacons. At the end of the liturgy Bishop served a memorial service to Bishop Danilo of Budim of blessed repose.