Blessing and support for great music challenge

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met on 22 June 2011 Mr. Dejan Miladinovic, renowned composer and conductor, professor of the Music Academy in Belgrade, manager of the Opera of the National Theatre and “ The Belgrade Madrigal Choir”.

Mr. Miladinovic visited His Holiness planning to present his newly created work – libretto for opera “By this Sign…’’(In hoc Signo…), which would be finished on the occasion of marking the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Saint Emperor Constantine.

The libretto of Mr. Miladinovic is unique in many respects, and most of all, it relies exclusively on historical texts on the Emperor Constantine’ life. His Holiness gave a blessing to Mr. Miladinovic and fully supported this beautiful project.