Serbia prevented, after the diplomatic war in the UNESCO Committee for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage an attempt to rename the monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Kosovo and Metohija from the Serbian heritage as "Kosovo's heritage", Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Vuk Jeremic said today in Becici.
"The sanctities of the SOC are not and cannot be the cultural monuments of Kosovo" Jeremic stressed.
His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije opened last night in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, in the crypt of St. Prince Lazar, the St. Vitus Day concert - prayerful and spiritual gathering of the Serbian church choirs: Women's choir of the Singing society Venerable Rafailo Banatski with the conducter Senka Milisavljevic, a choir Venerable Roman Slatkopojac with the conductor Tatjana Krga, the First Belgrade Singing Society with the conductor Svetlana Vilic and the Singing society Mokranjac at the St. Sava church with the conductor Jelena Jez. Verses were spoken by the actor Ivan Jevtovic.
On the wooded slopes of southwestern Serbia's Golija mountain, a dozen nuns at the Gradac monastery have devoted their lives to God but have not turned their backs on their lifelong passion: painting.
On the church of St. George in Prizren, experts from Greece has started the conservation and the restoration of the frescoes from 15th century. Soon the works on Theotokos of Ljeviska are going to be started. The sancturies was heavily damages in the attack of the Albanian extremists in 2004.
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.