Floor Mosaics in the Church of Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem and in an early Christian object in Skelani are identical14. December 2011 - 12:42
A little border place Skelani on the left bank of the Drina in a municipality of Srebrenica, in the Republic of Srpska, is again in the focus of attention of archaeologists and historians. The historical treasure which was considered lost forever, after more than hundred years is again in the light of day. It's about the discovery that the floor mosaics in the Church of the Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem and in an early Christian object in Skelani are identical.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Dr David of Krusevac at the Diocesan centre at the St. George church in Krusevac on the feast day of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, on December 4, the promotion of The Encyclopedia of Krusevac and area by M.Sc. Slobodan Simonovic.
The centennial premiere of "Life and Deeds of the Immortal Prince Karadjordje" was marked at the Museum of Yugoslav Cinematheque with the screening of the digital, restored copy of the film.
The traditional music festival of spiritual music dedicated to St. Petka of Trnovo was held also this year for the nineth time in a town of Grbovo in Bulgaria last weekend. The organizer of this Festival is the Diocese of Great Trnovo and the Municipality of the town of Grbovo. This year our country and our Church were represented by the Singing society " Venerable Rafailo of Banat" from Zrenjanin.
On the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of Serbian Letters, the predecessor of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, a big exhibition of works of artists who were Academy members was opened on November 18. The exhibition includes works by painters and sculptors who were members of the Academy and its preceding institutions throughout history (Society of Serbian Letters, Serbian Learned Society, Serbian Royal Academy) from painters Steva Todorović and Đoka Milovanović, to artists that are active even today - Olga Jevrić, Vladimir Veličković, Ljubomir Ljuba Popović, Svetomir Arsić Basara, Petar Omčikus, Nikola Janković, Dušan Otašević, Tome Serafimovski, Todor Stevanović and Milica Stevanović.
The Serbian icon painter Danilo Ivanovic for the first time exhibits in Reikjavik, Island. The exhibition is called "The Icon - a window to the Heavenly Empire" and consists of fifteen icons of Byzantine style with different motives: Theotokos with Christ, Christ on the throne, St. John Chrysostom, St. Catherine of Sinai and others. The exhibition is opened in a new parish house of Kopavogskirje. Islanders who love Orthodox music sing in the Kopavogskirje choir.