The Russian Orthodox Church is preparing for a reform of its liturgical language, and a draft document on the role of Church Slavonic in modern church life has been circulated among dioceses and is available for discussion on the internet.
"Church Slavonic is a very important means to keep unity and traditions inside the Church. But on the other hand, understanding of liturgical texts written in Church Slavonic may be simplified," a senior Church official, Archimandrite Kirill, said on Monday.
A retrospective exhibition of famous painter of Milan Konjović Sombor (1898-1993), titled "The creative work of a century", will be officially opened tomorrow at 19 am in the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts (SASA), Belgrade. The audience will be able, while walking Knez Mihailova street, to see it until 27th September 65 Konjovic's paintings and 20 pastels , as part of the artist's extensive opus, which includes around 6000 works (oils, pastels, watercolors, tempera, drawings, tapestries, stained glass, mosaics, graphics, set design, costume sketches).
The Bolshoi Theatre, the Russian temple of opera and ballet after six years of the reconstruction on October 28 will solemnly open the main door to receive the highest guests. Actually, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs got a task to invite to this event the most eminent guests, among those also state officials from many countries.
The building of the most famous Russian theater had to "general overhaul" because the river began to erode the foundations. The hardest part of the work was to solve permanently the problem with the water of the river which stream bed had been transformed into the concrete and the top was covered with asphalt. . However, because they shut it Neglinka "avenged" itself through cracks on the foundations.
Within the project of restoration, reconstruction and restauration of the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Sarajevo, works on the introduction of underfloor heating in the church began.
Steve Delamarter, the George Fox University professor who digitizes Ethiopian religious manuscripts and returned one to Ethiopia last year, has found another prize: an illustrated copy of the four Christian Gospels that belonged to Queen Zewditu, who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930.
On Friday, July 15, 2011, by invitation of the Moscow Historical Enlightenment Society “Russian America,” Archimandrite Zacchaeus, Representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Moscow Patriarchate, participated in events held in honor of the 270th Anniversary of the discovery of Russian America (Alaska) by Navigator-Explorers V.I. Bering and A.I. Chirikov.