His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, along with Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the President of Serbia, presided over the session of the Organizing Committee for marking th 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. Members of the Holy Synod of Bishops Their Graces Bishops Vasilije of Srem, Irinej of Backa, Jovan of Sumadija and Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, as well as His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis participated in the session of the Committee.
RTS: Marking the Jubilee: Both the Celebration and the Duty
The Organizing Committee for marking 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which was presided by President Tomislav Nikolic and Patriarch Irinej, decided that the celebration begin on 17 January 2013 with the concert of the Sretenje Monastery choir. The forthcoming festivities were both the celebration and the duty, President Nikolic said.
Mr Tomislav Nikolic, President of Serbia, along with Serbian Patriarch Irinej co-presided over the Organizing Committee for the marking of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, ministers of the Government of Serbia, ambassadors of Russia, Italy, France, Great Britain, Turkey and Greece, representatives of religious and local communities took part in the session.
The celebration regarding the 1700th anniverasy of adopting the Edict of Milan will last until 28 October 2013 and it will have many aspects – spiritual, cultural, educational and tourist.