Culture

Josquin, 500 years ago the death of the "Michelangelo of music"

On 27 August 1521 Flemish composer Josquin Desprez died in Condé-sur-l'Escaut, in northern France. He served the popes for several years in the College of Choir Chaplains. The Vatican remembers him with a concert this autumn in the Sistine Chapel, sponsored by the Dicastery for Communication, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel Choir.

When the past speaks: Jasenovac, 80 years later

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021,in the amphitheater of the National Library of Serbia organized by the Museum of Genocide Victims and the Association of Jasenovac Detainees, a meeting was organized with the survivors of the most monstrous camp, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Independence State of Croatia concentration camp. 

The Nicholai Studies, Volume I, Number 2

The Nicholai Studies, Volume I, Number 2, https://nicholaistudies.org/2021/I , Belgrade: Christian Cultural Center “Dr. Radovan Bigović,” 2021. 330 pp.

The second issue of the Nicholai Studies, an international journal for the research of theological and ecclesiastical contribution of Nicholai Velimirovich (1881–1956), as well as the wider context in which he lived and created, is published.

In the second issue of the Nicholai Studies appeared an essay by Frère Richard from Taizé, inspired by the thoughts of Bishop Nicholai, and an article by Bishop Irinej Dobrijević — on Nicholai Velimirovich’s mission in America 1915–1918, as well as an article by Slavica Popović Filipović on the mission of Nicholai Velimirovich in Great Britain during the First World War. Rastko Lompar’s research published in this issue is dedicated to the problem of the authenticity of Bishop Nicholai’s sermon on Dimitrije Ljotić’s funeral on April 24, 1945, while Nemanja Andrijašević’s article is paying attention to the image of Bishop Nicholai according to the correspondence of Đorđe Radin and Đoko Slijepčević. Željko Perović’s paper is focused on the views of Bishop Nicholai on fascism, and Ilija Kajtez’s article is focused on Velimirovich’s understanding of war, while Pavle Botić’s contribution is dedicated to the mystagogy of St Nicholai Velimirovich. In the second issue, there is a review of the collection of articles on the Hegumenia Ana Adžić by Dejan Tanić, as well as a review of a new publication regarding the orphanage of St Nicholas in Bitola — Bogdaj.

Spiritual character of a Serbian genius

Interview with presbyter Dr. Oliver Subotic, author of the book Tesla: Spiritual Character

The first book about Nikola Tesla and his spirituality, written by an Orthodox priest, was recently published. This book brings a lot of new details about life, work, and especially about the beliefs of the genius Serbian inventor. Its readers have the opportunity to learn more about Tesla personally.

We are talking about the book Tesla: Spiritual Character, its origin, but also about the person of Nikola Tesla, with the author of the book, presbyter Oliver Subotic, editor-in-chief of the magazine Orthodox Missionary and pastor at the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Belgrade.

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How did you come up with an idea to write a book on the spirituality of Nikola Tesla? Can you say something about the history of the creation of this book, which is a kind of pioneering endeavour, since no one has dealt with Tesla's spirituality so far, except incidentally and briefly?

The Patriarch opens an exhibition of the Icon painting workshop "St. Lazarus"

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, opened an exhibition of works by students of the Icon-painting workshop Saint Lazarus, founded by the artist Marija Bajic at the Millenium Tower at Gardos, in Zemun, on 3 June 2021.

The best photo in Croatia in 2020: Patriarch in a ruined temple

The Patriarch said in the explanation of the award: "Natural forces, unlike human beings, do not choose their victims, neither by their social status, nor by religion,"

On the World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2021, the Croatian Journalists' Association awarded annual prizes for the best journalistic achievements in 2020. The Nikša Antonini Award for the best newspaper photography was given to the extraordinary work of Boris Ščitar, the photographer of Pixell. The photo was taken on March 28, 2020, six days after the devastating earthquake that hit the Croatian capital.