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. 

Spiritual character of a Serbian genius

Interview with presbyter Dr. Oliver Subotic, author of the book Tesla: Spiritual Character

The first book about Nikola Tesla and his spirituality, written by an Orthodox priest, was recently published. This book brings a lot of new details about life, work, and especially about the beliefs of the genius Serbian inventor. Its readers have the opportunity to learn more about Tesla personally.

We are talking about the book Tesla: Spiritual Character, its origin, but also about the person of Nikola Tesla, with the author of the book, presbyter Oliver Subotic, editor-in-chief of the magazine Orthodox Missionary and pastor at the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Belgrade.

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How did you come up with an idea to write a book on the spirituality of Nikola Tesla? Can you say something about the history of the creation of this book, which is a kind of pioneering endeavour, since no one has dealt with Tesla's spirituality so far, except incidentally and briefly?