Culture

Josquin, 500 years ago the death of the "Michelangelo of music"

On 27 August 1521 Flemish composer Josquin Desprez died in Condé-sur-l'Escaut, in northern France. He served the popes for several years in the College of Choir Chaplains. The Vatican remembers him with a concert this autumn in the Sistine Chapel, sponsored by the Dicastery for Communication, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel Choir.

When the past speaks: Jasenovac, 80 years later

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021,in the amphitheater of the National Library of Serbia organized by the Museum of Genocide Victims and the Association of Jasenovac Detainees, a meeting was organized with the survivors of the most monstrous camp, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Independence State of Croatia concentration camp. 

Spiritual character of a Serbian genius

Interview with presbyter Dr. Oliver Subotic, author of the book Tesla: Spiritual Character

The first book about Nikola Tesla and his spirituality, written by an Orthodox priest, was recently published. This book brings a lot of new details about life, work, and especially about the beliefs of the genius Serbian inventor. Its readers have the opportunity to learn more about Tesla personally.

We are talking about the book Tesla: Spiritual Character, its origin, but also about the person of Nikola Tesla, with the author of the book, presbyter Oliver Subotic, editor-in-chief of the magazine Orthodox Missionary and pastor at the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Belgrade.

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How did you come up with an idea to write a book on the spirituality of Nikola Tesla? Can you say something about the history of the creation of this book, which is a kind of pioneering endeavour, since no one has dealt with Tesla's spirituality so far, except incidentally and briefly?

The Patriarch opens an exhibition of the Icon painting workshop "St. Lazarus"

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, opened an exhibition of works by students of the Icon-painting workshop Saint Lazarus, founded by the artist Marija Bajic at the Millenium Tower at Gardos, in Zemun, on 3 June 2021.

The best photo in Croatia in 2020: Patriarch in a ruined temple

The Patriarch said in the explanation of the award: "Natural forces, unlike human beings, do not choose their victims, neither by their social status, nor by religion,"

On the World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2021, the Croatian Journalists' Association awarded annual prizes for the best journalistic achievements in 2020. The Nikša Antonini Award for the best newspaper photography was given to the extraordinary work of Boris Ščitar, the photographer of Pixell. The photo was taken on March 28, 2020, six days after the devastating earthquake that hit the Croatian capital.

The Three Gifts of the Great Fast

Archpriest Artemy VladimirovWhy is the pre-Pascha fast called “Great?”

I believe it’s not so much because of its forty-day duration as it is because of its importance in the life of the disciples of Christ.

What is the purpose of fasting as a commandment of God? Its purpose is our unity with the great and Omnipotent God.