Festive Academy on the Occasion of Two Centuries of the Small Cathedral Church in Nis

Church of Serbia – 20/11/2019

With an evening service at the Cathedral Church dedicated to the Assembly of Holy Archangels in Nis and a solemn academy in the Saint Sava House,  the central celebration of 200 years since the construction of this beloved church in Nis was marked on November 16, 2019.

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis, Vesper Service was officiated by His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac, followed by a solemn academy in the Saint Sava’s House in honor of the Jubilee. After the anthem O, God of Justice, performed by the Nis Church Choral Society Branko, directed by Mrs. Sara Cincarevic, a documentary about a small Cathedral church was screened, the script of which was written by Deacon Dalibor Midic and Mrs. Marina Milutinovic.

His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis opened the solemn academy, delivering an inspired word about the two-hundred-year-old history of the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangels in Niš. The Bishop thanked everyone who in any way and by any means contributed to the complete restoration of the church during the last two years.

The solemn academy was attended by Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, Atanasije of Mileseva, David of Krusevac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, abbot of the Monastery of Chilandar Archimandrite Methodije, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria Edvin Sugarev, representatives of the Gendarmerie Detachment in Nis, Head of the Nisava District Mrs. Dragana Sotirovska, Mayor of Nis Mr. Darko Bulatovic, Mayors of Nis Municipalities, Rector of the University of Nis Prof. Dr. Dragan Antic, clergy and monastics of the Diocese of Nis and from other dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as by distinguished guests from home and abroad.