TESORI D’ ARTE DA SCOPRIRE
Il confratello della Scuola Dalmata, lo zaratino Bruno Politeo venerdì 2 febbraio ore 18,30 terrà presso la BIBLIOTECA GALLARATESE di Milano una conferenza “LA SCUOLA DALMATA A VENEZIA......” con una dettagliata e illustrata premessa su Dalmazia geografico-storica, Dalmazia romano-veneta, personaggi noti e meno noti della Dalmazia, i rapporti strettissimi fra quella terra e la Serenissima.
Guiding the confraternity is the most noble and pious aim of maintaining the sacred bond amongst Dalmatian nationals, paying homage to the Lord and to his saints through a variety of religious ceremonies and practices.
The title page(frontispiece) with silver studs of the Rule of the Dalmatian School
The following precepts which are based on the founding spirit are an integral part of the livelihood of the Dalmatian School of Saints George and Tryphon:
- The organization of conferences regarding the history, culture and traditions of the Venetian and Italian territories of Dalmatia
- The participation of our confraternity brothers and sisters in the city’s most important religious traditions
- Meetings held with the other Venetian schools
The Dalmatian School recently organized the conference “Dalmatia in Italian literature yesterday and today”, which was held in Venice at the Tommaseo Hall in the Ateneo Veneto on the 9th of November 2016. The conference’s keynote speakers were Aldo Sigovini, Grand Guardian of the Dalmatian School, Professor Adriana Ivanov, Professor Carmen Sari and Professor Giorgio Baroni of the Faculty of Education at the Catholic University of Milan. The conference saw a thorough presentation regarding the role of Dalmatian writers in Italian literature from the nineteenth century until today, themes which had been discussed in a similar conference held in Trieste in 2013.
CELEBRATION HONOURING THE PATRON SAINT TRYPHON
View of Kotor
Delegation of the Dalmatian School
In the city of Kotor, an independent state within Montenegro, a delegation of the Dalmatian School of Saints George and Tryphon participated in the solemn celebration of the Jubilee of Saint Tryphon in honor of the 1200 anniversary of the arrival of the young Greek martyr’s relics in the Dalmatian city.
Solemn ceremonies of the city of Venice where confraternity members of the Dalmatian School participate in kappa, or the Dalmatian School’s red mantle with insignia
The Dalmatian School participates in all of the city’s solemn religious ceremonies with a qualified presence as per the first chapter of the School’s statute: “…paying homage to the Lord and to his saints through various religious ceremonies and practices. …”
THE “SENSA” CEREMONY (the Wedding with the Sea) is a celebration in which the entire city relives the history of the thousand-year-long Venetian Republic, particularly with regards to the city’s intimate relationship with the sea. The ceremony commemorates an event that took place on the 9th of March in the year 1000, when the Doge Pietro Orseolo the Second rescued the people of Istria and Dalmatia from its enemies.
For the Venetian Republic, the date recalls three important facts:
- When all the cities of Istria and Dalmatia freely adhered to Venetian dominion
- The recognition of the Doge as Duke of Dalmatia
- The end of the raids of the Narentine pirates
A large ceremonial procession of sea vessels departs from Saint Mark’s Bay and completes its journey at the mouth of the port. A ring is then thrown in the Adriatic Sea to symbolically wed the city to the sea. The wedding is then “consecrated” by a solemn Mass that takes place in the church of Saint Nicholas on Lido island.
Each year on the 21st of November the Dalmatian School participates in the solemn celebrations of Our Lady of Health at the basilica bearing this title.
The Votive Bridge
The main altar of the Basilica of Our Lady of Health
The Dalmatian School’s presence at the Easter Triduum ceremonies
THE 25th OF APRIL, FEAST OF SAINT MARK, PATRON SAINT OF VENICE
On the 25th of April the Dalmatian School presides over the solemn celebration in honor of Saint Mark, the city’s patron saint within the city’s splendid basilica.
Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice
The interior of the cupola of Saint Mark’s Basilica