SVOTS alumnus Fr. Rodney Torbic ('01 D.Min.) started out simply collecting notes for his adult education classes at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. He ended up publishing a book. His recently released title, Reflections on the Major Feasts, was deemed worthy of publication by the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America in December 2010.
An exhibition of Russian icons and photographs opened its doors in the Mexican city of Toluki on Thursday in an event that coincided with the 65th birthday of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.
Earlier, Metropolitan Antony of Mexico, Venezuela and the Caribbean, for his part, expressed hope that the exhibition will help Mexicans get a better understanding of Russian spiritual culture.
In Russia, in the town of Tula, within the Film Festival "Golden Knight" a five-day Second Slav Literary Forum was held with the support of the president of the Russian Federation, President of the Assembly of the Russian Federation, Minister of Culture and under the patronage of Patriarch Kyrril of Moscow and All Russia. For the motto of the Festival the words of St. Sergei Radonjeski were selected: "Help ourselves with love and togetherness".
The convention regarding the topic " Cyrillic Alphabet in Information Society" was held on Thursday, April 14 in the parish house of the St. Sava Cathedral in the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and many invitees from public and cultural life.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch came upon the invitation of Dr Miroslav Perisic, managing director of the Archives of Serbia and held a welcoming speech in front of the present at the promotion of the second volume of the book Moscow - Serbia, Belgrade - Russia 1804-1878.