Call the Serbian Orthodox people to prayer and fasting for the salvation of our suffered people in Kosovo and Metohija

We, your Patriarch with the Holy Synod of Bishops and the members of the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, are deeply concerned because of the danger of the violence threating the people in Kosovo and Metohija, its freedom and sanctities, but full of faith and hope in our Salvation and God, we call our believing Serbian people to three days of  prayer and  fasting (until Sunday): God to forgive us our sins, to reason with men in power and those who have the power not to participate in injustice, trampling on God's and human laws as well as on basic human rights and freedoms, and the decision of the United Nations (Resolution 1244) under which Kosovo and Metohija have been and remained the organic part of Serbia.

At the same time we call our priests, monks and people that in their churches, on Septembar 15,16 and 17 at 6pm to hold a public prayer service for the suffered people of Kosovo and Metohija.

With fatherly concern and love  we are addressing particularly  you, our spiritual children, in the suffered Kosovo and Metohija to persevere in carrying your cross, and in the loyalty to your holy sites, the graves of your ancestors and your homes.. Whatever happens ( from God we are hoping for salvation, and justice from the people) one should remain steadfastly faithful to its historical commitment and the Kosovo vow, according to the eternal truth: "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved".

The blessing of God to all the Orthodox Serbian people and all people of good will and  particularly to our brothers and sisters in Kosovo and Metohija.

Your man of prayer before the Lord,

President of
the Holy Synod of Bishops
of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Archbishop of Pec
Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac
and Serbian Patriarch