the Serbian Orthodox Church
May 3, 2004
ESTONIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS VISITS SERBIAN
On Monday, May 03, 2004, His Beatitude the Serbian Patriarch
Kyr Pavle received Mrs. Kristiina Ojuland, the Estonian Minister
of Foreign Affairs, and accompanying officials in the Patriarch's
residence on an official visit.
His Beatitude the Serbian Patriarch Kyr Pavle warmly welcomed
his eminent guest and the members of the delegation, and congratulated
the Estonian people on their acceptance into the European Union.
The Patriarch also called on the Estonian state leadership, on
its part, to contribute to ensuring a peaceful life, justice
and freedom for all people, in Kosovo and Metohija and throughout
The minister expressed her joy at the opportunity to meet with
the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church and emphasized that both
she and the Estonian government would make every effort to enhance
relations between Estonia and Serbia-Montenegro. Above all, she
expressed gratitude for the wise and spiritual thoughts and guidance
of the leaders of the Serbian Church.
Mrs. Ojuland then visited the Orthodox Cathedral, the Serbian
Orthodox Church Museum and Library, as well as the construction
site of St. Sava Orthodox Cathedral in the Belgrade quarter of
Vracar, where the Estonian delegation was welcomed by Master
builder Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic.
The capital of Estonia is Talin. The surface area of this country
is 45,226 square kilometers and the total population numbers
1,408,556. In terms of population density, it is the 150th most
inhabited country in the world. The Estonian national currency
is the kroon and the language spoken is Estonian.
DAYS OF ST. BASIL OF OSTROG EVENT TO BE HELD IN NIKSIC
The seventh Days of St. Basil of Ostrog Event is currently being
organized in Niksic. This year the entire festival will be dedicated
to Russian culture. The immediate reason for the choice of theme
is the consecration of the image of the Most Holy Mother of God,
the gift of Russian sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov, who is to be
decorated with the Order of St. Sava.
A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church will visit Niksic
from May 11-13, 2004, with the blessing of His Holiness Aleksii
II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The delegation will
be headed by His Eminence the Archbishop of Ryazan and Kasimov
Kyr Paul, who will be the guest of His Grace the Bishop of
Budimlje and Niksic Kyr Joanikije and take part in the Days
of St. Basil of Ostrog.
PROGRAM FOR DAYS OF ST. BASIL OF OSTROG EVENT
May 5-12, 2004
May 5 –"Chilandar Builds Us – Artists For Chilandar" art
exhibition and fundraising event – Niksic – Dom Svetog Vasilija
Ostroskog (St. Basil of Ostrog Home) Gallery – (Proceeds from
sales will go toward the restoration of Chilandar Monastery)
– 8:00 p.m.
May 6 – Berane – Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery – Holy Archierchal
Liturgy, begins at 9:00 a.m.
– Religious procession – 5:00 p.m.
– Njegusi – Holy Archierchal Liturgy begins at 9:00 a.m.
May 7 - Lecture – Dom Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog Auditorium –
– Dr. Milos Vukicevic – Syntax of false epilepsy motif in Dostoevsky's
novel "The Brothers Karamazov", 6:30 p.m.
– Dr. Bogdan Kosanovic – Karageorge and Russia, 8:00 p.m.
May 8 – Lecture – Dom Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog Auditorium –
– Dr. Radoje Golovic – Metaphysics of the heart in Russian philosophical
culture: B. P. Viseslavcev – 6:30 p.m.
– Dr. Branislav Kuljanin – The Eastern question in Russian philosophy
– 8:00 p.m.
May 9 – Exhibition of books, photographs and church artifacts
– Russian artists of the 17th – 20th centuries, Nikola I Gallery,
King Nikola's Palace – 8:00 p.m.
May 10 –
Promotion of the Anthology of Serbian Poetry of the 20th Century
– "From Century to Century" – in the Russian
language – Dom Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog, at 8:00 p.m.
May 11 – Spiritual academy dedicated to Russia, Scena 213 –
– introductory remarks by Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic
– welcoming remarks of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation
in Belgrade, Vladimir Ivanovski
– homily of the Archbishop Ryazan and Kasimov Kyr Paul
The continuation of the program will include features by the
Berjoska Ensemble from Herceg Novi, which will perform Russian
folk songs and dances, Jelena and Ivana Zigon, the St. Stanko
of Ostrog Choir from Niksic, Vera and Ljudmila Batunova and reciters.
May 12 – Feast of St. Basil of Ostrog
– Holy Archierchal Liturgy, 9:00 a.m., St. Basil of Ostrog Cathedral
– Festal religious procession – through streets of Niksic – 6:00
– Consecration of the image of the Most Holy Mother of God in
front of the Cathedral at 7:30 p.m.
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