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The monograph on the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was presented to Professor Deacon Nicholas Denysenko, Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, on November 13, 2016.

On November 8, 2016, Bishop Maxim and Fr Nicholas Ceko met with His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America in Los Angeles and presented as a gift the book on Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.


On May 24, 2016, on behalf of His Grace Bishop Maxim, Rev. Father Branislav Golic and Milos Rastovic, Cultural Outreach Coordinator of the Serb National Federation, presented the book, Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija, as a gift to the Gumberg Library of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The book was accepted by Dr. Sara Baron, University Librarian. The speakers were also Dr. James Swindal, Professor and Dean of McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Radu Bordeianu, Theology Department. In the picture are (from left to right): Dr. Sara Baron, Milos Rastovic, Dr. James Swindal, Rev. Father Branislav Golic.

The monograph on the Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was presented to Professor Huibert Pols, rector magnificus of Erasmus University Rotterdam for the Library of the University. This rare art and history book was presented by Aleksandra Jelena Vidakovic, doctorand on the Department of Epidemiology, on May 9, 2016.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2016, Bishop Maxim met with the Eminence Sotirios Metropolitan of Toronto, Ecumenical Patriarchate and presented as a gift the book on Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People (Sebastian Press 2015).

The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was presented to Yale University in April, 2016, by Professor Martin Jean and his colleagues, Professors Robert Nelson and Vasileios Marinis from Yale Institute of Sacred Music. They were delighted to see the magnificent book which will be a valuable resource in the Yale collection for many years to come.

On behalf of The Graduate Theological Union (located in Berkeley, CA), which is renown for the diversity of cultures and faith traditions, Metropolitan Nikitas, director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, received the monograph The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija, which was presented to GTU by Bishop Maxim on March 4, 2016.

Archpriest Juan from Barcelona (al M.R.P. Arcipreste Joan como vicario general de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Española, Patriarcado de Serbia, para el estado español y Portugal) recently visited Lisabon and presented the monograph The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to Mr Oliver Antic, the ambassador of Republic of Serbia in Portugal.

On February 14, the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality in Oxford hosted a promotion of a truly splendid production—monograph on The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija. Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, Bishop Maxim of Western America and Prof. Olivera Popovic from Oxford University spoke about this volume. Metropolitan Kallistos presented the book to the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford and one of the oldest libraries in Europe.

On behalf of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (François-Mitterrand Library), which is renown for collecting, preserving, and making known the national documentary heritage, Claude Collard, director of the Department for Philosophy, History and Human Sciences, expressed his joy for receiving the monograph The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija, Sebastian Press (2015). "Vous nous faites l'honneur de nous offrir l'ouvrage suivant et nous nous en réjouissons et vous remercions chaleureusement de ce don qui viendra compléter nos collections sur le sujet". The monograph was presented by Bishop Maxim, Fr Slavisha Sanjic and Mr Ljubomir Mihailovic, on February 12, 2016. Photo by S. Sanjic

The Bibliothèque byzantine of the College de France, founded in Paris in 1929, has been enriched by the monograph The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija, Sebastian Press (2015) which was presented to Konstantinos Vetochnikov by Bishop Maxim, Fr Slavisha Sanjic and Mr Ljubomir Mihailovic on February 12, 2016. Photo by S. Sanjic

The Institute of Slavic Studies in Paris (established in 1920) is dedicated to publishing and diffusion of a wide range of works concerning slavic field. Bishop Maxim, Fr Slavisha Sanjic and Mr Ljubomir Mihailovic presented the book on Kosovo (The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija) as a gift to the Institute on February 12, 2016. Photo by S. Sanjic

On January 28, Mr Johannes Rudberg, Head of Division of Public Programs Department, Collection and Research Development Division at National Library of Sweden in Stockholm warmly thanked prof. Dusan T. Batakovic on behalf of the National Library of Sweden for giving them a copy of the splendid work The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija as a gift to the National Library's collections.

Rev. Father Branislav Golic and Milos Rastovic, Cultural Outreach Coordinator of the Serb National Federation (located in Pittsburgh) presented the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija as a gift to the Hillman Library, accepted by Fern Brody, Interim University Librarian. (January 4, 2016)


Joana Knezevic (California Institute of the Arts) presented the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to the California Institute of the Arts Library. The gift was received by Bret Purpus, Associate Librarian. The monograph has been added to the library collection and is available for use by students and faculty.

Valérie Pécresse, a candidate for president of the Paris region, on December 6 attended the service in the Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Sava in Paris, where she received a book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija. She said: "We have to find a way to protect the very Serbian Orthodox heritage. We have an obligation to help the affected communities. It should be a universal role of France in the world."


Marko Macura (San Jose State University) donated the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to the San Jose Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The gift was received by Rebecca Kohn, Associate Librarian (special collections).

Belgrade, October 29th - Belgrade Book Fair award for publishers from the Diaspora went to the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America and their publishing house "Sebastian Press" in the United States for the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.


On September 24, Bishop Maxim visited the University of California, Irvine, and presented the book on Kosovo to Maria C. Pantelia, Professor, Classics School of Humanities Director, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae.

President Nikolic presented Pope Francis with a book entitled The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija which he said "meant a lot, and will also be sent to all UNESCO member-states."


On Monday, July 27, 2015, Bishop Maxim met with the Most Blessed John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and presented as a gift the book on Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.

Bishop Maxim visited the Catholic University of Paris on June 29th, 2015, and presented the book on Kosovo to Philippe Bordeyne, the Rector of this institution.


The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was presented to the University of Pittsburgh on June 11, 2015, after a talk about the book at the Yugoslav Room in the Cathedral of Learning by His Grace Bishop Maxim who offered a testimony to the incredible efforts made by the Serbian Orthodox Church to create a spiritual culture, maintain its monuments, and preserve its inheritance in Kosovo and Metohija.

Serbian President Nikolic meets with Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Ljosa and presents to him "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija"


On 11 May 2015 a delegation led by His Grace Bishop Maxim and His Excellency Dr Ognjen Pribicevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United Kingdom, visited the British Library and presented a copy of the monograph The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.

On May 10, at King’s College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), a rare history and fine art book, published by Sebastian Press, was presented to a wider public interested to study or expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.


The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was donated to the Green Library of Stanford University on April 28th, 2015. The book was presented by Bishop Maxim of Western American Diocese and Father Sava Janjic of Decani Monastery.

The monograph The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was delivered at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. to Harris Grant, Head of the European Reading Room, who, speaking of the significance of presenting such a book, noted that the Library of Congress is honored to have such a rare artistic and historical book.





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