Church of Serbia – 20/4/16
By placing a steel structure of the working platform, which consists of three lattice girders, preparatory works towards development of mosaics in Saint Sava Cathedral began on 16 April 2016.
According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church launched activities on adjusting the backing surface on which mosaics are going to be placed.
The year 2019 is especially important for our people and for the Saint Sava Cathedral, since the 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Church will be marked then. According to the Project task of the Holy Synod of Bishops for artistic equipping of the mosaic compositions in the Saint Sava Cathedral, the goal is to perform the first phase of mosaics for internal decoration of the Cathedral, which consists of:
- first unit – first phase, the cupola and the sub-cupola gallery
- second unit – first phase, the sanctuary space
The first and the second units of the works on the development of the mosaic in Saint Sava Cathedral will be, with the help of the Russian Federation and the Russian people, completed until 2019 under the custody of the Russian Federal Agency for affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (approved by the Russian Government), compatriots abroad and for international humanitarian cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).