While delivering the toast to patriarchs and high dignitaries of Christian Churches, said that in Kosovo and Metohija the time was returned in the period before the Edict of Milan, which granted the freedom of faith to Christians, and that Orthodox Christianity survived days of an ordeal.
Nikolic, in his address to guests of the central celebration of the 17 centuries of the Edict of Milan, pointed out that with this document the system of values was established, which since its adoption until the end of the world applies to every Christian,and also to every man being regardless of religion, because there is nothing more sublime than accepting diversity, philosophy of tolerance, and understanding that the human communities can live in prosperity only if they accept and respect each other.
The closing celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan begins with solemn doxology at 10 a.m. at Cathedral Church in Belgrade5. October 2013 - 16:39
The solemn doxology began at 10 a.m. at Cathedral Church in Belgrade and clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac served
Doxology and thanksgiving were served in attendance of: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Patriarch Teophilos III of Jerusalem, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, Metropolitan Sava of Warsaw and All Poland, Archbishop Symeon, Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan throne of the Orthodox Church of Czech lands and Slovakia, Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania, retired Archbishop Christopher of Prague.
In Belgrade His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios (Yanulatos) of Tirana and All Albania arrived yesterday afternoon in Belgrade with his delegation.
The Primate of the Albanian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is participating in the celebrations on the occasion of the commemoration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan in Belgrade and Nis, as well as in the consecration of the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.
At the Nikola Tesla airport His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand and Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac welcomed Archbishop Anastasios.
Archbishops Chrysostomos of Cyprus and Ieronymos II of Athens come to celebrate the jubilee of the Edict of Milan5. October 2013 - 10:26
Their Beatitudes Archbishop Chrysostomos of New Justiniana and All Cyprus and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece with the plane arrived in Belgrade yesterday at 15.20, on the occasion of the celebration of the anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus is accompanied by Bishop Nectarios of Arsinoe and archdeacon Cyprianos, while His Beatitude Archbishop of Athens is accompanied by Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Messinia, archimandrite Ieronymos, archdeacon Epyphanos, as well as Mr. Trandafilos Georgusis and Professor Christos Bonis.