“The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”
 “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

Within the central celebration of the jubilee of the eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch opened a monumental exhibition “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church” in the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 9 October 2019.

The exhibition is organized with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops with support of the Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Justice, the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, Secretariate for Culture of the City of Belgrade and other institutions. The exhibition is accompanied by the 157-page with a more than hundred illustrations in color by the author Dr. Miljana Matic, curator of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Irinej on the Church and State

In his interview given to the leading Belgrade newspaper “Politika” of the 29th September 2019 His Holiness expressed his opinion on the Church – State Relations:

In the past eight centuries, the relationship between the Church and the State has changed significantly. What is the situation today?

Naturally, we have no illusion that the time of harmonious relation – as it was in Byzantium or in Nemanjić’s Serbia – can return. But I also think that we, as the people who carry out responsible duties in the Church and in the State, should always look up to shining examples of Saint Sava and his brother Saint King Stefan the First-Crowned and their manner of thinking, so that we could make decisions that are undoubtedly beneficial to all the citizens, not just the faithful ones.

Njegos Serbian Youth Chorus at Cleveland Museum of Art

Njegos Serbian Youth Chorus at Cleveland Museum of Art
Njegos Serbian Youth Chorus at Cleveland Museum of Art
Njegos Serbian Youth Chorus at Cleveland Museum of Art
Njegos Serbian Youth Chorus at Cleveland Museum of Art

A beautiful concert was given by our Njegos Youth Chorus of St. Sava Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. The chorus performed at the Cleveland Museum of Art during the International Community Day celebration. The program included music to celebrate the 800 years of the Serbian Orthodox Church. To open the program the chorus sang the Hymn to St. Sava to honor our first Archbishop of the church.

Eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church invites you to solemnly celebrate the great jubilee of the 800 anniversary of autocephaly:

  • 6 October 2019 – Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Zica monastery beginning at 9 a.m.
  • 7 October 2019 - visit to the Patriarchate of Pec and Kosovo and Metohija
  • 8 October 2019 – a solemn academy in Sava Center beginning at 8 p.m.
  • 9 October 2019 – opening of the exhibition of The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade beginning at 6 p.m.

On the occasion of the eight hundred years of autocephaly ouf our local Church the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church prepared a special internet page dedicted to the great jubilee at the address:

Bishop Irinej of Eastern America: The 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly

IRINEJ
BY THE GRACE OF GOD BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Most beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters,
faithful Children of the Diocese of Eastern America of our most holy Church!

With abounding joy emanating from a paternal heart, We greet you on this most radiant and most auspicious occasion in our collective history, both sacred and secular: 

THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AUTOCEPHALY OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 1219 – 2019