Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
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.
In the evening of the feast day of Saint Sava, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren attended the Saint Sava Academy in Novi Pazar during which a rich cultural and art program was held with folklore dances.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, 27 January 2017, Archpriest Rasko Radovic officiated the Holy Liturgy, while the choir sang responses. There were ca. 60 of the congregation. The Saind Sava’s academy was held at the city theatre “Bobio” in Trieste being organized by the Church-school community of Saint Spyridon, according to the program prepared by teachers Sladja Markovic, Tatjana Dasic and catechist Fr. Rasko Radovic. Students of the supplementary school “Jovan Miletic” from Trieste performed the program.
His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, principal of the Saint Sava Cathedral and Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, attended the Saint Sava’s Academy in the crypt of this Memorial Cathedral in the Vracar district on 25 January 2017.
The Saint Sava’s academy, organized by the church of Saint Sava, was attended by the Principal of the Saint Sava’s Seminary protopresbyter-stavrophor Professor Dr. Dragan Protic, Director of the Administrative Office of the Patriarchate protopresbyter-stavrophor StojadinPavlovic, spiritual elder of the church of Holy Transfiguration in Zagreb archimandrite Danilo Ljubotinja, parish priests of the Saint Sava Cathedral and many guests.
The exhibition is curated by Bojan Pajic and Richard Cooke who have collaborated in researching the experience of their relatives in the Great War. Richard's grandmother, Ethel Gillingham, from Geelong, Victoria, served with the British Red Cross in Serbia in 1915-16, whilst Bojan's grandfather, Lazar Stefanovic, and great uncle, Dragomir Profirovic, served in the Serbian Army throughout the war.