The Museum of Applied Art stages the exhibition “Memory Update – Ornaments of Serbian Medieval Frescoes” on the 6th of November 2013 to mark this year’s anniversary of its founding. The exhibition will be open until 31st January 2014.
An interest in ornament as particular visual and semantic, as well as a linguistic phenomenon becomes more and more increasing in the visualization world of all segments of modern communication. An ornament is often used as a decoration, a pattern, a decorative detail in applied art and architecture but it also bears a broadest span of symbolical, culturological and religious meanings that are susceptible to various analyses and even mathematical reading and interpretation.
The Miroslav Gospel, the oldest preserved Serbian Cyrillic manuscript, will be exhibited on 24 October at the National Museum, within the exhibition "Vows and Messages. Stefan Nemanja - Nine Centuries"
Gospels will be exhibited from 12 until 20 hours. It was created in 80s of the XII century by the order of Hum´s prince Miroslav, about which the record on the last page of the book. Prince Miroslav was the brother of the Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja of Ras (Rascia) and this exhibition is dedicated to the 900th anniversary of the birth of Grand Prince.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, attended yesterday the opening of the stand of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija at the 58th International Belgrade Book Fair
The stand of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija was opened by President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic, President of the Assembly of Serbia Mr. Nebojsa Stefanovic and Minister without Portfolio in the Government of the Republic of Serbia responsible for Kosovo and Metohija Mr. Aleksandar Vulin. Among attendees, there were also Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch addressed the present.
In 2013 Christian world celebrates 1700 years since the day when the Providence of God spoke through the holy Emperor Constantine and freedom was given to the Christian faith. Commemorating the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan of 313, Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church published a book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan. The book has 72 pages and was translated by Popadija Aleksandra Petrovich. This excellent overview of the historical circumstances that lead to the conversion of the first Christian emperor and to the publication of a document that was called "Edict of Milan", was originally published in Serbian by the Brotherhood of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Vrnjci 2013. “The Edict of Milan” is calling on civil authorities everywhere to respect the right of believers to worship freely and to express their faith publicly.