Culture

UNESCO experts to consider the chances of restoring Kremlin historical image including its two monasteries

UNESCO experts arrive in Moscow to consider possibilities of restoring Kremlin historical appearance including the Chudov and Ascension monasteries on its territory.

Experts started inspecting the Kremlin territory, a source in the Culture Ministry told Interfax.

UNESCO expertise is a compulsory condition for starting such restoration works as Kremlin is the object of the World cultural heritage.

Google Culture Academy Launches Joint Project with the Trinity-Sergius Lavra

The Google Culture Academy has launched a joint project with the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the beginning of October, 2014.

With the help of the Street View technology, the interior and exterior territories of the Lavra have been completely digitized. People all around the world are now able to make a virtual journey to the monastery and have a look inside its churches, examine world-famous icons painted by Andrei Rublev, and a silver shrine with the Holy Relics of the Venerable Sergius; and also to learn more about the construction and the development of the monastery after having visited this digital exhibition.

Bible society publishes The Patriarchate Of Jerusalem’s New Testament in Arabic

On Friday, the 4th/ 17th of October 2014, the Palestinian Bible Society hosted an event at the “Convention Center” of the Palestinian Autonomy, between Bethlehem and Hebron. His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, attended the event, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archdeacon Evlogios, priests from the occupied areas, i.e. the Hagiotaphite Protosyncellus Leontios, vicar in Rafidia; f. Emmanuel, vicar in Aboud Community; f. Boulos, vicar in Beit-Jalla; and f. Issa Mousleh, the Arab-speaking Mass Media Liaison – as well as faithful from the Patriarchate’s Orthodox flock.

All-Mokranjac choral program climax of commemoration weekend

All-Mokranjac choral program climax of commemoration weekend
All-Mokranjac choral program climax of commemoration weekend
All-Mokranjac choral program climax of commemoration weekend
All-Mokranjac choral program climax of commemoration weekend

After months of planning, the choral workshop, symposium and concert of choral works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Serbian composer Stevan Mokranjac is now a fond memory. The Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich and Serbian Singing Federation's months of planning and revision finally took form starting on a chilly Friday evening, the 3rd of October, when participants in the choral workshop arrived at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral on Chicago's northwest side. Out-of-town presenters representing two continents, Dr. Danica Petrovic, musicologist and Mokranjac expert from Serbia and His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand also arrived Friday evening. Dr. Petrovic made the first of her three presentations during the weekend, discussing the history of Serbian liturgical music prior to Mokranjac. Friday's gathering also served as a "meet and greet" for all present.

The Lives of Bishop Mardarije of Libertyville and Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovic

This book contains the lives of the two new Saints of the Church who were granted to the North American continent through the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The main incentive for publishing this hagiographical work comes from the desire to refresh the memory on these Christ-like people.

Bishop Mardarije Uskokovic and Arhimandrite Sebastian Dabovich were the best examples of servant leadership (Matthew 20:27-28), in our recent history in the USA.

Published in All Sebastian Press Publications

The Synaxarion

THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH BY HIEROMONK MAKARIOS OF SIMONOS PETRA, MT. ATHOS

THE COMPLETE SYNAXARION CONSISTS OF 7 HARDCOVER VOLUMES, WITH 6 VOLUMES, EACH ONE COVERING TWO MONTHS OF THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR AND WITH OVER 550 PAGES IN EACH VOLUME, ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS ICONS, MINIATURES, AND ORNAMENTS FROM BYZANTINE MANUSCRIPTS

Published by INDIKTOS and The Holy Monastery of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Ormylia, Chalkidike, Greece

FOR USA AND CANADA, EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE FROM SEBASTIAN PRESS!