Exhibition opened in Zajecar - Late Antique/ Early Christian art in an interpretation of students of the SOC Academy

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Justin of Timok, on Friday April 29, 2011 in the National museum in Zajecar the exhibiton titled "1700 YEARS AFTER - Late Antique/ Early Christian art in the interpretation of the students of the Academy of the SOC." The exhibition, with which began the marking of the 1700th anniversary of the edict of toleration of Religion consists of 40 pieces (Early Christian frescoes, mosaics, encaustic and facilities).

International Symposium of Byzantologists in Nis

Since 2001 in Nis, the International Symposium on Nis and Byzantium has been held traditionally within the celebration of the feast day of the city - Czar Constantine. This symposium gathers scientific elite from the whole world from the areas of art history, archeology, history, theology and literature. The history of the early Christian period of Nis is supported by the new scientific arguments and in a great part it differs in comparison with the knowledge which had been available before the beginning of holding the scientific symposium since 2002, said today one of the founders of this symposium Dr. Misa Rakocija.

Visit of Minister Vuk Jeremic to the Serbian Patriarchate

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has received today, on March 1, 2010 in a working visit Mr. Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. The meeting was attended by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka, member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC, and His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia meets with Mr. Ivica Dacic, Minister of Internal Affairs

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received the first vicepresident of the Government of the Republic of Serbia - Deputy Prime Minister of the Government and Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Ivica Dacic.

During the conversation the importance of the Serbian Church was stressed and place that had in our society. Minister Dacic pointed out promptness of the Serbian police to help the Church within its jurisdiction, as well as during organization of the international celebration of the anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which ought to be organized in Nish. The theme of the conversation was also a protection of the monuments of culture and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohia by the representatives of the international community.

Patriarch of Serbia meets with President of Serbia

Serbian President Boris Tadic talked yesterday with His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and pointed out that the Church had an important place in our society. President and Patriarch spoke about the position of the clergy and monks of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohia, as well as on the protection of the cultural heritage in the southern province of Serbia.