Culture

Competition for erection of a monument in honor of Stefan Nemanja

The Board for erection of the Stefan Nemanja Memorial brought a decision to launch a domestic public tender for erection of a monument to Stefan Nemanja, as well as of the Memorial complex “Serbian Middle Ages”.

Belgrade, 11 February 2016. - At the proposal of Prime Minister and President of the Commission Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, the Board expressed its intention to locate the future monument to Stefan Nemanja and the Memorial complex at the corner of Knez Milos and Nemanja streets, the governmental office for cooperation with media announced. The final decision regarding the location will be brought at a future session, in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Assembly of Bishops issues common statement on sanctity of life

To mark the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States of America, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA [AOB] and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB] issued a common statement, titled “Seeking Life, Mercy, and Healing.”

Orthodox Nun Gabrielia and Indira Gandhi : The Story Untold

What can be the relation between a poor Greek Orthodox Christian nun and the Iron lady of India? It seems to be a very interesting story. Many Orthodox faithful, particularly in India, remain unaware about this incident. Gerontissa Gavrielia (Elder Gravilea)was a Greek Orthodox nun who spend several years in India taking care of the poor and sick.

Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium Announced for June 2016

Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) will host a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. The event will include presentations and workshops, music reading sessions, rehearsals, and will culminate in a festive hierarchical All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.  The event will also feature a special concert by the critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble Cappella Romana.

According to Archpriest Ivan Moody, ISOCM’s board chairman, the aim of this symposium is to bring together people involved in all aspects of music-making in the Orthodox Church - chanters, choir singers, composers, conductors and musicologists. Father Ivan said, “An event like this reinforces the idea that we can all learn from each other and together enrich the worship of the Church.”

Mortal Kombat’s Shang Tsung Goes Orthodox in Russia

The soul of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, best known for the part of evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat movies, has been captured by Russia – he has apparently decided to be baptized into the Orthodox Church.

Tagawa, an American actor of Japanese descent, who took part in a new Russian film called The Priest-San, decided to abandon his faith and become a true follower of Jesus Christ’s orthodox teachings, Interfax reports.

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