The opening of the Exhibition about Bishop Danilo (1927 – 2002)

Отварање изложбе „Епископ Данило (1927-2002)“

A documentary exhibition organised to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the death Dr Danilo Krstić, Bishop of Buda, was ceremonially opened in the Serbian Church Museum, on Saturday, 30 April.

The late Bishop, his erudition, his self-effacing and high-minded personality, as well as his outstanding familiarity with theological thoughts were discussed by hieromonk Varnava (Knežević), creator of the exhibition, Bishop Lukijan, his successor in the Episcopal See of Buda, and Ignjatije, Bishop of Braničevo.  Marking this occasion, the Serbian translation of Bishop Danilo Krstić’s doctoral thesis entitled ‘On Divine Philanthropy – from Plato to John Chrysostom’, originally written in English and defended at Harvard University in 1968, was also presented to the public.

Dragan Stanić, President of Matica Srpska, pointed to the importance of Hungary’s Serbian cultural institutions and the support offered by them. Furthermore, he stressed what a great honour it was for Novi Sad, Bishop Danilo’s native city, to act as the chief patron of the event. At the end of his speech, Mr Stanić declared the exhibition open.

The function was also attended by Eszter Vitályos, Hungary’s State Secretary for EU Development Policy, Zsolt Filep, Mayor of Szentendre, Biljana Gutić Bjelica, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ambassador to Hungary, Ljubomir Alekszov, Representative of the Serbian Nationality in the National Assembly of Hungary, representatives of Serbia’s Budapest Embassy, as well as of other Serbian institutions in Hungary and representatives of the media.

All interested may view the exhibition until the end of September, this year.