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Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pentecost Sunday: 
The Descent of the Holy Spirit  


FIRST ANTIPHON:

 VERSE: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
REFRAIN: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.
VERSE: Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe.

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture
Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

On 24 May 2015, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Red Square to attend a concert marking the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture.

30th Anniversary of the Sacred Music Institute

The Department of Sacred Music is thrilled to announce the Thirtieth Anniversary Sacred Music Institute (SMI), which will be held at the Antiochian Village from July 8-12, 2015. This year is promising to be the best ever! Whether you love Byzantine or 4-part choral music, there is something for everyone, from theoretical classes to private lessons in voice, chanting, conducting and vocal technique; instruction in Byzantine chant and choral conducting; special presentations and concerts from the Sacred Music Chamber Choir and the Sacred Music Byzantine Chamber Choir; and even our 30th Anniversary Musical Review!

Introduction to the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament

Lovers and seekers of God turn to the Holy Scriptures. Individuals serious about Christian learning immerse themselves in the New Testament. Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN is an accomplished New Testament scholar and professor.

His Grace has devoted countless hours to study, research and teaching the New Testament.  His thousands of miles of travel to St. Sava School of Theology to teach the New Testament reflect His depth of commitment, love and interest.

Publication of this book fills a great void in Orthodox scholarly New Testament writing in the English language. Individuals wanting to learn more about God as revealed and present in the New Testament need authoritative texts.

Spring Issue of The Path Now Available Online

The Spring issue of The Path of Orthodoxy is now available online. Read about the St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Orthodox Institute held for the very first time in February of this year. This inaugural meeting was held at the beautiful St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona with a good number of both clergy and laity participants. We look forward to similar Orthodox Institutes which are planned for the future. As we approach the great feast of Pentecost a festal homily delivered by His Grace Bishop Atanasije, retired Bishop of Hercegovina and keynote speaker of this year's Institute, is included in this issue. Enjoy many more articles - in both Serbian and English - about our Orthodox faith, life in our Serbian Church on this continent, Youth Pages and much more.

King's College London Welcomes "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."

King's College London Welcomes "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."
King's College London Welcomes "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."
King's College London Welcomes "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."
King's College London Welcomes "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."

On May 10, at King’s College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), a rare history and fine art book, published by Sebastian Press, was presented to a wider public interested to study or expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia). 

Bishop Maxim of Western America and Abbott Sava of Decani Monastery spoke about the book at the College Chapel at the Strand. This chapel is seen by many as the spiritual heart of the College. Vocal quartet led by Bozidar Smiljanic sung during the presentation.