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The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta

The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta

This event was in honor of the Feast of St. Cyril and Methodius, the two holy brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries to the Slavic people. The Cyrillic Day was organized for the first time on May 21, 2017, here in Atlanta. It took place in the central library for Gwinnett County in Lilburn (the same city where we are building our Serbian church).

Art available for sale at St. Mark Monastery Slava

On Monday, May 8th, on the day of their patronal feast, St. Mark Monastery will host the art of Dragana Crnjak, Associate Professor at Youngstown State University. The collection was inspired by her travels to the medieval monasteries of Serbia during her 2015 sabattical.  Speaking of her motivation, she recounts:

-From Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina, the richness and beauty of our Orthodox faith fully imbedded in every aspect of the monasteries was inspiring and moving.  I was drawn to the quiet dynamics of the monastery interiors, the physical yet impalpable qualities of the space and time with which they mysteriously pulsate.  The dichotomies between the visible and invisible, present and history in the spaces stimulated this body of work. I tried to develop the drawings from a single perspective - that of experience of contemplating and perceiving the elusive qualities of the church interiors.

Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas (Velimirovich)


On Wednesday May 3rd (April 20th) we commemorate Translation of the relics (1991) of St. Nicholas (Velimirovich) of Ochrid and Zhicha (1956) from America to Serbia.

Before us is a book about a theologian, minister, missionary, writer, poet, apostle, saint, and a man of dialogue: this book is about St. Nikolai Velimirovic, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880 - 1956), who along with his many other attributes is regarded, with good reason, as an Enlightener of the Americas,  The collected texts provide an extensive over view of his life, present important testimonies about his personality, and offer essential insights into his theology. The authors penetrate the depths of his thought with remarkable precision and also elucidate his actionsTranslation of the relics (1991) of St. Nicholas (Velimirovich) of Ochrid and Zhicha (1956) from America to Serbia. 

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Edited by Bishop Maxim,
the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery, and the St. Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery Complete, Amplified, Revised, and Expanded To pre-order please call 626.289.9061 Or email rbojovic@sebastianpress.org

Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade

Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade
Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade
Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade
Paschal Choral Concert in Belgrade

With the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenej, a traditional Paschal concert with participation of many Orthodox choirs was held in Saint Sava’s Church in Belgrade on the Easter evening, 16 April 2017. The concert was performed under St. Paul’s words: ‘O death, where is thy sting? Where is thy victory? (1 Cor. 15: 55).

The concert was opened by a homily delivered by Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch and principal of St. Sava’s  Church. A great number of choirs participated  sharing the joy of the Resurrection of Christ with a large audience. Traditional church hymns, spiritual compositions of Serbian and Russian authors dedicated to the Feast-day of Resurrection, as well as other spiritual and patriotic hymns were on the program.

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors
The Alexandrian Library opens its doors
The Alexandrian Library opens its doors
The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time.

Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria

Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria
Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria
Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria
Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria

On 16th May 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied byu His Eminence Narkissos Metropolitan of Accra and Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria and the Consul General of Greece in Alexandria, Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, visited Government House of the Great City of Alexandria, where he donated an elaborate bronze bust of Alexander the Great, a unique work by an artisit from Tinos, with the inxcription “Praxitelous”.