Serbian Patriarch Irinej Visits the Monastery of Visoki Decani

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the morning of April 14, 2019, in Orahovac, the first in a series of enclaves that will be visited as part of his Archpastoral visitation to the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, TV Hram announced. In the presence of quite a number ...

Patriarchs John of Antioch and Irinej of Serbia on Kosovo and Metochia

Church of Serbia - 19/10/18 Patriarch of Antioch and all East John and Serbian Patriarch Irinej payed a visit to the Pec Patriarchate Monastery and the Visoki Decani monastery on October 17, 2018. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All East, visited the ancient See of the Serbian Orthodox Church, ...

PATRIARCH CALLS ON SERBS TO STAY IN KOSOVO

In Serbia - Prizren - May 2016 Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Sunday called on Kosovo-Metohija Serbs to remain in the province, urging its displaced population to return. Following a liturgy he served in St George’s Cathedral in Prizren, Kosovo-Metohija, he said that “Kosovo will remain ours if we carry it in our souls.” The patriarch ...

Patriarch Irinej Urges Former Kosovo Residents To Return

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In Serbia Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Tuesday urged all former residents of Kosovo-Metohija to return to their homes in the province. “We know that they live in difficult circumstances – the Lord will give them the strength to endure – I call on all former residents of Kosovo-Metohija to return to their homes, ...

Kosovo Farmers Reap The Benefits Of IOCC Greenhouse Project

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January 2015 DONATE NOW Winter came early to Kosovo, with snow capping mountains above the villages of Brestovik and Siga by mid-October. That hasn't stopped Miodrag from being able to provide his family of six a bounty of fresh, organically grown produce using the greenhouse that he built last year with assistance from IOCC. Kosovo is mainly ...

Tadic sends message of peace to all citizens in Kosovo-Metohija

Tanjug 8/1/2012 "Serbs, Albanians and representatives of the international community alike, we need to understand what is our existence and what is our role, which is to understand each other, to support each other, to provide a safe life for the children who will come after us, regardless of faith, regardless of nationality," Tadic said in a ...

Article on Decani Orthodox Monastery Wins Prize in Readers’ writing competition 2011

Sarah inside the foyer of the Visoki Decani monastery, right. Photographs: Sameer Saran; Reuters/Corbis

17/11/2011 At a monastery in the mountains of Kosovo, Sarah George Thengungal finds the monks' chanting and their fiery plum brandy equally uplifting. THE WINNER Driving through the armoured gates of the Serbian Orthodox Visoki Decani monastery in our Kosovar government car (my friend, who worked for the EU in Kosovo, had the use of the vehicle), I ...

Preparing for the next 700 years

by T.J. | VISOKI DECANI 19/8/2011 DAWN breaks over western Kosovo, and a bearded monk in black, flowing robes walks around the Serbian Orthodox monastery church of Visoki Decani hammering a long wooden board to call the faithful to prayer. But, as the monastery lies in majority-Albanian (and Muslim) western Kosovo, there are hardly any Serbs outside ...

A Little Local Difficulty

VISOKI DECANI 6/8/2011 IT IS five in the morning, and in the exquisite 700-year-old Serbian Orthodox monastery of Visoki Decani the soothing sound of chanted prayer wafts heavenwards. A few hours later, fortified by a hearty breakfast and a reading from the lives of the saints, the long-bearded and black-robed monks head off to work, one on ...

At the assembly of monastic fraternity a new heugomen of Visoki Decani Monastery Elected

Serbian Church 8/6/2011 Following the solemn celebration of the monastery's Patron Saint's Day of the Ascension of Christ, in the monastery of Visoki Decani an assembly of the monastic fraternity was held in the evening hours, which was presided by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren. Speaking of the life of the restored Decani brotherhood, which led it as ...

Buehler: KFOR protecting only four monasteries as of March 1

Radio Serbia 14/2/2011 KFOR Commander, German General Erhard Buehler said that after reducing the number of international troops in Kosovo, as of March 1, only four monasteries – Visoki Decani, St. Archangels, Devic and the Pec Patriarchate - will remain under the protection of KFOR. KFOR Commander, German General Erhard Buehler said that after reducing the number of ...

ABBOT JANJIC ON SECURITY OF SERB SANCTITIES IN KOSMET

18/1/2011 Most important historical and spiritual Serb sanctities in Kosmet are still under the protection of the international forces, although it had been announced they would be turned over to the Kosmet police. The Serbian Orthodox Church is against such decision of KFOR, since it does not trust the Kosmet police, abbot Sava Janjic of the ...