Regarding aspirations of the temporary institutions of Kosovo and Metohija that the self-proclaimed “State of Kosovo“ becomes a member of UNESCO

Patriarchate of Pec

LETTER OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO MRS. IRINA BOKOVA - Director-General of UNESCO HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH No 1047 14 September 2015 Belgrade Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova Paris Dear Madam On the occasion of recent self-proclaimed Government of Kosovo bid for UNESCO membership we would wish to express our profound concern on behalf of ...

Regarding aspirations of the temporary institutions of Kosovo and Metohija that the self-proclaimed “State of Kosovo” becomes a member of UNESCO

LETTER OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO MRS. IRINA BOKOVA - Director-General of UNESCO HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH No 1047 14 September 2015 Belgrade Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova Paris Dear Madam, On the occasion of recent self-proclaimed Government of Kosovo bid for UNESCO membership we would wish to express our profound concern on behalf of ...

Shocking accusations by Kosovo Interior Minister Mr. Bajram Rexhepi

Kosovo Interior Minister Mr. Bajram Rexhepi

Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren - 16th October 2014 This is a response by Fr. Sava Janjic to the interview which Mr. Bajram Rexhepi, Kosovo’s Interior Minister gave today for KIM Radio (a central Kosovo media in Serbian language. The interview is available on the following link: http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/politika/redzepi-kfor-ometao-istragu-u-decanima.html PUBLIC RELEASE The Kosovo outgoing Minister of Interior ...

Terrorist graffiti appeared overnight in the vicinity of Dečani Monastery

12/10/14 Also Read:The Ancient Serbian Monastery Receiving Threats from Albanians Again : CALIPHATE is COMING, KLA, ISIS On 12th October 2014, around noon one of Dečani monks noticed while taking a walk along our land graffiti on the little garden house, approximately 300 m. east from the Monastery. The monks immediately alerted the MNBG West KFOR Commander Col. ...

The Ancient Serbian Monastery Receiving Threats from Albanians Again : CALIPHATE is COMING, KLA, ISIS

Grey Carter - 12/10/14 The facilities within Decani monastery have been vandalized again!  The “unknown persons” wrote the grafiti: ISIS ( the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) ,  ” Chaliphate is coming ” , ” UCK ” ( so called Kosovo Liberation Army ) , ” Aksha ” ( Albanian National Army ), etc. The threats have been ...

Statement by Bishop Teodosije on occasion of the protests held in Kosovo Mitrovica

June - July 2014 - Church of Serbia 22/6/14: On the occasion of today’s Kosovo Albanian protests at the bridge towards North Mitrovica the Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Raška and Prizren Teodosije made a following statement: With deep concern and worry we have been following the latest developments in Kosovska Mitrovica and would like to take ...

Priština official declares he’ll “demolish church”

24/4/14 A recent statement by a member of the government in Priština concerning plans to demolish a Serbian Orthodox church in that town has caused reactions. The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Eparchy of Raška and Prizren called on Tuesday Dardan Gashi's pronouncement "an open provocation." The Kosovo Albanian official, in charge of spatial planning, was on Monday quoted ...

Ten years since March pogrom against Serbs in Kosovo

InSerbia News- 18/3/14 BELGRADE – It is ten years today since a pogrom was committed against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and its order-givers and organizers from Albanian political and paramilitary structures have still remained unnamed and unpunished. This was the second major pogrom to be carried out in peacetime by ethnic Albanian separatists since NATO’s bombing, when ...

Serbs should unite and vote in Kosovo elections – Patriarch Irinej

14/10/13 PEC – The Patriarchate of Pec marked its day – the Protection of the Theotokos with a holy liturgy served by Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej along with Bishop Teodosije of Raska and Prizren. Patriarch Irinej said that the Patriarchate of Pec means a lot to Serbian people as it is a spiritual center, historic ...

Attacks on Dečani Monastery: Apartheid, Attempt to erase Serb History in Kosovo

Global Research, February 16, 2013 Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Government of the Republic of Serbia Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Aleksandar Vulin said that threats and protests outside the Dečani Monastery represent an attempt to wrap up the ethnic cleaning and that there are attempts to remove evidence of existence of Serbs. Vulin thanked ...

“K. Albanian extremists continue to make threats

B92 11/2/13 He noted that he was concerned about their announcement that they would usurp the monastery’s land despite the decision of the Supreme Court of Kosovo. The court determined that 23 hectares belonged to the monastery and ruled against two companies who claimed that the land belonged to them. “This would be very dangerous because Visoki ...

“Attempt to erase evidence of existence of Serbs”

TANJUG 11/2/13 BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vulin says threats and protests in front of the Serb medieval monastery Visoki Dečani were an attempt to complete the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. According to the director of the Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija, they also aimed to remove any evidence of the existence of Serbs there. Vulin thanked members of the ...

KFOR, KPS block Serb monastery after threats

8/2/13 VISOKI DEČANI -- The situation is calm on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of the monastery of Visoki Dečani in Kosovo, after "local extremists" were prevented to approach it. Earlier in the day, the Raška-Prizren Eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) stated that its medieval monastery had been under siege since Friday morning. KFOR and Kosovo ...

Serb cemeteries, memorials desecrated in Kosovo

A scene from a Serb cemetary in Kosovo Polje (Beta)

BETA, TANJUG - 21/1/13 KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Incidents were reported from Kosovo on Sunday and Monday, including an attempt to stage an attack on a monastery, and desecration of several Serb cemeteries. In Kosovska Mitrovica, two firebombs were thrown at the municipal building, causing no injuries or material damages. The perpetrators "quickly escaped the scene", while members ...

More violence against Serbs in Kosovo on St. Vitus Day

John Robles 29/6/2012 June 28th was a very important day for the Serbian people and for Serbian Orthodox Christians. On the 28th of June, according to the Gregorian Calendar, Orthodox Serbs celebrate Vidovdan or St. Vitus Day or the Feast of St. Vitus as it is also known, but the day is also very important for other reasons. The ...

KFOR mission in Kosovo: Serbs out?

John Robles Moscow Times 6/6/2012 Interview with priest-monk Father Ksenofont from the Orthodox eparchy of Raska-Prizren in exile in Kosovo. Regarding the events of last Friday and over the weekend in Northern Kosovo, what has the church done to help the victims of violence? Well, I can talk as a priest-monk of the diocese of Raska-Prizren, not from the standpoint ...

Slava of St. George church in Prizren

Serbian Church 7/5/2012 In Prizren the church slava was solemnly celebrated in Prizren yesterday in the church of St. George the Great Martyr. The joy of the festivity was even greater, because the feast of St. George was also slava of Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren who led the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of 14 priests and ...

KFOR Commander at the Patriarchate of Pec

22/11/2011 His Grace Bishop Jovan of Liplja, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, recieved last Saturday, on November 19, 2011 at the Patriarchate of Pec the KFOR Commander Major General Erhard Drews. General Drews with his associates accompanied by Bishop Jovan firstly visited the Holy Salvation church and other churches of the Patriarchate of Pec and got to know ...

Consecration of the restored church, ordination of nuns and first wedding after 12 Years

Serbian Church 26/9/2011 Restored old church in Djakovica today was consecrated and declared as the monastery of Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God and a metochion of the monastery of Dechani. In a newly-proclaimed monastery today two old ladies (novices) were ordained nuns who had been living for years beside this church and in the ...

Local authorities assume protection of Serbian heritage sites in Kosovo

16/5/2011 KFOR, the NATO-led peace support force in Kosovo protects, certain Serbian cultural and religious sites which have been repeatedly targeted by extremists. With the security situation in the country becoming more stable, KFOR, in accordance with the decision by NATO’s North Atlantic Council, started in 2010 handing over responsibility for these sites back to the ...

PRIEST MIROSLAV POPADIC’S TESTIMONY TO THE DEVASTATION OF THE CHURCH OF ST NIKOLA IN PRISTINA

17/3/2011 The Church of St Nicholas in Pristina was among the many sanctities of the Serbian Orthodox Church set on fire by Kosovo Albanians in March 2004. Priest Miroslav Popadić, who had his office in that very church at the time, remembers that well. On March 17, around midnight, I heard a noise, went out and saw ...