Yesterday, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and Mr. Dejan Ristic, acting director of the National Library of Serbia, signed the Protocol which defines the forms of cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the National Library of Serbia. Signing the document was attended by Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Minister of Culture and Information in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and Mr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, the director of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate. The first result of the Protocol will be the beginning of processing the personal library of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose, which is kept in the Rakovica monastery in Belgrade.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday on July 10, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Francois-Xavier Deniau, ambassador of the Republic of France in Belgrade and Mr. Henri Loyrette, General Director of the Louvre Museum in Paris with associates.
Artists from Serbia who participated at the International festival of folk art and craft UGRA2012 in Siberia, achieved great success representing the traditions and culture of our country. The Serbian delegation at this festival, which was founded seven years ago, was led by academician artist and icon painter Vladimir Cetkovic from Belgrade, and it was also consisted of Irena Gvozdenovic, higher custodian of the Ethnographic museum in Belgrade, and Slavica Ciric, director of the Pirot rug production Cooperative.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno participated yesterday in the banquet hall of the Rectorate of the University in Belgrade, in the promotion of the publication of the Association of Milutin Milankovic - KNOWLEDGE OF CALENDAR AND CONTRIBUTION OF MILUTIN MILANKOVIC. Protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Radomir Popovic, regular professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, professor Dr Smilja Marjanovic Dusanic, professor Dr Steva Segan, MSci Dragoljub Antic and Dr Slavko Maksimovic took part in the presentation of the collections of scientific papers from last year's conference was participated.
Archpriest Georges Florovsky’s book “Christianity and Culture” has been published for the first time in the Chinese language. This was reported by Archpriest Dionisy Pozdnyaev, the priest-in-charge of the community of the Chief Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, in Hong Kong.
The publication was realized by the Hong Kong Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, with support of the Orthodox Brotherhood of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Hong Kong and the Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China (United States).
As the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the “Days of Slavic Culture”, which yearly begins on the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (May 11/24), Pravoslavie.ru/OrthoChristian.com would like to note a useful website created as an aide to anyone interested in learning more about the Church Slavonic language. This language has liturgically united Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, and other Slavic Orthodox peoples for many centuries. Many modern converts to Orthodoxy also attend churches that use this liturgical language. Contemporary Slavs rarely study Church Slavonic language academically; they find that they begin to understand it naturally according to their zeal for attending services and praying in this language of their fathers, the language of their saints. It is encouraging to see that resources are appearing for the benefit of those who would like to know more about Church Slavonic but have no previous knowledge of any Slavic language.