- SPB ROO ANKA “ANTS-ARMENIA
- Jan 9
Meeting with Bilyana Zhivkovic
On January 8, 2022, in St. Petersburg, in the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God (Prospekt Kosygina, 7a), a meeting was held with Bilyana Zhivkovic, a well-known Serbian activist, writer, founder and chairman of the Society of Orthodox Women of Serbia.
The meeting was organized by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Candidate of Philology, Protodeacon Vladimir Vasilik. He is one of the most productive authors on the large portal of the “Russian People’s Line” – https://ruskline.ru/author/v/vasilik_vladimir_vladimirovich
About Biljana Zivkovic
Bilyana in 2021 organized the bringing of a large crucifix miraculous icon of the Tsar-martyr Nicholas II from Serbia to Russia, incl. to Petersburg. She spoke about this on May 15 in a video – https://youtu.be/wFIkwtgGpl0
And a few days later, on May 19, 2021, Bilyana participated in a conference organized by the International Public Organization “Union of Orthodox Women” in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Archpriest Arseniy Grigoryants and the head of the regional branch of the organization from Armenia also participated in that conference.
Previously, Bilyana Zhivkovic was also a guest in Armenia.
Meeting January 8
Despite the frosty Saturday evening, a lot of parishioners gathered in the church. Bilyana Zhivkovic is a master of storytelling, it was very interesting for everyone to listen to her. In the video below, only a few fragments of her speech.
Video (35 min)https://www.youtube.com/embed/tEifGVjT8zM?autoplay=0&mute=0&controls=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.armspb.org&playsinline=1&showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&enablejsapi=1&widgetid=1
About Godin’s unmanifested cross
At the end of the meeting (on the first video from 27:40) there was a story about the Godin Cross, which, unfortunately, little is known to the public, as well as about the journey of Tsarevich Nicholas to different countries, displayed in large color illustrated stands.
The village of Godenovo is located 100 km southwest of Yaroslavl.
About the Godin Cross – on the Pravoslavie.ru website .
Cross video (parts 1 and 2)https://www.youtube.com/embed/rz2fH7wGM_w?autoplay=0&mute=0&controls=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.armspb.org&playsinline=1&showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&enablejsapi=1&widgetid=3
Serbia and Armenia
Bilyana Zhivkovic is a writer. A fragment of her book “Serbs and Albanians”, the chapter “Rising from Ashes and Gloom” – https://ruskline.ru/analitika/2019/11/05/voskresli_iz_pepla_i_mraka
The representative of the Armenian autonomy at a meeting on January 8 had a talk with Bilyana Zhivkovic. When asked about common threats, problems regarding the Christian heritage, Bilyana answered metaphorically: individual threads or stems are weak, they can be easily torn, broken, but if they are combined together, tied, then the tourniquet or bundle is not so easy to break. By the way, the last article by Vladimir Vasilik in 2021 was called “We must unite around Christ” https://ruskline.ru/news_rl/2021/12/31/my_dolzhny_obedinyatsya_vokrug_hrista
Recall that on December 16, a conference was held at the site of the Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg – https://www.armspb.org/post/vrns-16-12-2021 A Resolution was adopted with a list of practical steps – https://crossroadorg.info/resolution -16-12-2021/
In his speech at the conference, Vladimir Vasilik spoke about the problems of the Serbian Orthodox Church – ( video, 9 min ).
The Armenian side has prepared the first Bulletin with information for December (more than 50 events from 35 sources) – http://crossroadorg.info/digest-dec-2021/ So the topic continues. And it is very important that those who care about continued threats and crimes against Christian and cultural heritage join their efforts and resources.