Serbian Statehood Day was solemnly celebrated on Sunday, February 15, 2015, on the Meeting of the Lord, at the Monastery in Milton, Ontario with the Divine Liturgy followed by an Academia in the monastery library.
Protosingel Fr. Vasilije (Gavrilovic) celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the filled church. The Diocesan choir "Kyr Stefan the Serb" from Toronto, under the direction of Jasmina Vucurovic, enhanced the beauty of the service.
President of the Government of Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic attended the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Zagreb16. Фебруар 2015 - 9:58
Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Eucharistic gathering with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Fotije of Dalmatia, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Jovan of Slavonia. This year’s celebration of the Meeting of the Lord and the national Statehood Day of Serbia was marked by the visit of the Prime Minister of Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic.
On the feast day of Great Martyr Trifun, on 14 February 2015, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Fotije of Dalmatia, Sergije of Middle Europe and Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac at the Cathedral church in Karlovac.
The clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana also concelebrated. Father Milos Vesin and Metropolitan Porfirije held sermons on this Saint.
The Kronos Quartet will perform a piece by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918″ at Carnegie Hall, on March 7, 2015.
During the past couple of months, “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918″ was shown at the Bill Morrison film retrospective at MOMA in New York City and in Serbia, with The Kovilj Monastery Choir joining Kronos Quartet on stage. The monastic choir joined Kronos Quartet in performance of a Byzantine Chant that ends “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918″, a piece that composer Vrebalov and filmmaker Morrison made in commemoration of the centennial of World World One.
if you would like to help bring five members of the Kovilj Monastery Choir to perform with Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall on March 7, 2015, please click here or on the image above for information on how to contribute.
His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch and the dean of the Representation of the Serbian Patriarchate in Moscow, on behalf of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, visited yesterday His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, who is staying at the Novodevichy Monastery in St. Petersburg for medical treatment.