A model of internal decoration of the dome of the Saint Sava Cathedral on Vracar presented. Rendering of the dome mosaics is financed by Gazprom Neft. (phоto gallery ).
At the Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade, a model of the internal decoration of the dome of the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district of the city was presented on 3 December 2016.
The event was attended by the President of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the chairman of the Executive Board of the Society for Construction of the Cathedral, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivica Dacic, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade Mr. Aleksander Chepurin, Ambassador of Belarus in Belgrade Mr. Vladimir Chusev, member of the Managing Board of the main sponsor of the construction works of the company Gazprom Neft Mr. Aleksander Dibalj, Director of the Russian Federal State Agency Rosotrunichestvo Mrs. Ljubov Glebova, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Andreja Mladenovic; protomaster of the Cathedral Professor Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic and other officials from ecclesial, political and cultural life of Serbia and Russia.
His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the monastery slava, in the monastery of the Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple, Belgrade.
The Hierarch was concelebrated by Archimandrite Danilo (Ljubotina), protopresbyter-stavrophor Milovan Glogovac, protopresbyters Dimitrije Kasapis and Stefan Franovic and other clergymen. Along with the Very Venerable abbess mother Anastasija and the saint-patron host Mr. Scepan Cukic and his family, Bishop Arsenije blessed the slava cake in the presence of lots of pious people.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch arrived to the Chilandar Monastery where he on 3 December 2016 officiated the All- Night Vigil Service and in the morning the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the patron feast-day of the monastery - Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple.
The Patriarch arrived to the Holy Laura of the Chilandar Monastery escorted by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia, Serbian Minister of Education Mr. Mladen Sarcevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, Chairman of the Hilandar Medical Society Dr. Radisav Scepanovic and former Minister of Justice Mr. Nikola Selakovic.
With prayer and a special blessing, clergy and church members broke ground Saturday on a new cemetery at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, which will serve Orthodox Church members of all ethnic groups.
A solemn procession led by His Grace Bishop Longin and priests from several Orthodox parishes in Indiana and Illinois brought church members from St. Sava church building north to the site where the cemetery will be built.
Over 110 high school and college students came together for spirituality, fellowship, and healing.