Saint Sava Charter granted to Emir Kusturica

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, attended the solemn award ceremony of the Saint Sava Charter of the Serbian Cultural Society "Prosvjeta," which was granted to Mr. Emir Kusturica, a prominent artist at the Crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar, Belgrade on 31 March 2022. 


The ceremony was also attended by Their Eminences Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishops Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, David of Krusevac, and Stefan of Remesiana. President of the Serbian Cultural Society "Prosvjeta" Professor Dr. Milimir Mučibabić presented Saint Sava Charter to the distinguished artist.

Patriarch Porfirije opened a solemn session of Matica Srpska

Patriarch Porfirije: The Life of Matica Srpska Матице Српске is intertwined with the life of the Serbian Orthodox Church

On 16 February 2022 in Novi Sad, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch opened a solemn session of the Matica Srpska, which marked the 196th anniversary of the founding of the oldest literary, cultural and scientific institution of the Serbian people. Previously, His Holiness Patriarch talked with His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bačka,at the Bishop's Palace in Novi Sad.

International Photography Competition “Heritage of Stone and Heaven”

Art Exchange Inc, a non-profit organization, announces photography competition  “Heritage of Stone and Heaven –world cultural heritage of Serbia” and invites  photographers from all over the world to submit their photogarphs depicting world  cultural heritage in Serbia as designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific  and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

The submission period is open between October  25, 2021 and December 30, 2021.        Submission guidelines can be found HERE. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes cultural assets whose uniqueness, beauty and  significance for people’s lives transcends national and regional boundaries and which  constitute heritage of all humanity. They are places which we inherited from our  ancestors and which we carefully preserve for future generations.   

Josquin, 500 years ago the death of the "Michelangelo of music"

On 27 August 1521 Flemish composer Josquin Desprez died in Condé-sur-l'Escaut, in northern France. He served the popes for several years in the College of Choir Chaplains. The Vatican remembers him with a concert this autumn in the Sistine Chapel, sponsored by the Dicastery for Communication, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel Choir.

When the past speaks: Jasenovac, 80 years later

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021,in the amphitheater of the National Library of Serbia organized by the Museum of Genocide Victims and the Association of Jasenovac Detainees, a meeting was organized with the survivors of the most monstrous camp, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Independence State of Croatia concentration camp. 

The Nicholai Studies, Volume I, Number 2

The Nicholai Studies, Volume I, Number 2, , Belgrade: Christian Cultural Center “Dr. Radovan Bigović,” 2021. 330 pp.

The second issue of the Nicholai Studies, an international journal for the research of theological and ecclesiastical contribution of Nicholai Velimirovich (1881–1956), as well as the wider context in which he lived and created, is published.

In the second issue of the Nicholai Studies appeared an essay by Frère Richard from Taizé, inspired by the thoughts of Bishop Nicholai, and an article by Bishop Irinej Dobrijević — on Nicholai Velimirovich’s mission in America 1915–1918, as well as an article by Slavica Popović Filipović on the mission of Nicholai Velimirovich in Great Britain during the First World War. Rastko Lompar’s research published in this issue is dedicated to the problem of the authenticity of Bishop Nicholai’s sermon on Dimitrije Ljotić’s funeral on April 24, 1945, while Nemanja Andrijašević’s article is paying attention to the image of Bishop Nicholai according to the correspondence of Đorđe Radin and Đoko Slijepčević. Željko Perović’s paper is focused on the views of Bishop Nicholai on fascism, and Ilija Kajtez’s article is focused on Velimirovich’s understanding of war, while Pavle Botić’s contribution is dedicated to the mystagogy of St Nicholai Velimirovich. In the second issue, there is a review of the collection of articles on the Hegumenia Ana Adžić by Dejan Tanić, as well as a review of a new publication regarding the orphanage of St Nicholas in Bitola — Bogdaj.