Special prayer (moleban) for the people of Kosovo and Metohija

ЧикагоOn the evening of Monday, February 18, 2008 more than 400 Serbian Orthodox Christians from throughout the Chicago area attended a special prayer service (moleban) at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. The service, led by His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher, Fr. Darko Spasojevic, and Deacon Damjan Bozic was prayerful and moving and a loving display of brotherhood and solidarity for the suffering Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija.

Serbian Orthodox Community of Arizona: Illegal Kosovo «independence» Protest

ILLEGAL KOSOVO SERBIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF ARIZONA

FEBRUARY 23RD 2008 AT 5:30PM

WESLEY BOLIN PLAZA (DOWNTOWN PHOENIX), 1700 W. WASHINGTON AVE.

Moscow Patriarchate - Kosovo independence a blow to international law

Kosovan Albanians need to remember that you cannot build a peaceful and successful life at somebody else's expense, the Russian Orthodox Church said. "Certainly, the Albanians who live in Kosovo like any other people, who at any moment in history can wish for the life of peace and dignity. But you cannot build such a life at the expense of others," deputy chief of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said, commenting on the unilateral declaration of Kosovan independence.

The Russian Orthodox Church is at one with Serbs

Moscow, February 19, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church expressed its solidarity with Orthodox believers in Serbia on declaration of Kosovo's independence.

Mitropolit Kiril "We share grief and sufferings of Serbian people who are deprived of a historical part of their country connected with the history of spiritual, cultural and national life of Serbian people," head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad has said at an Interfax press conference.

The Cry of Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija

Grachanica, 1999.

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If I forget thee O Kosovo my Jerusalem let my right hand be forgotten. Let my tongue cleave to my throat if I forget thee my Metohija, if I do not have thee as the opening of my song, my psalmody to my God and my Saviour.

Stefan of Metohija
Hariton of Kosovo

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo and Metochia

Gracanica

UNESCO's Committee for World Heritage, at a July conference held in Vilnius, Lithuania, decided to include the Church of Our Lady of Ljeviš, the Gračanica monastery and the Patriarchate of Peć on the list of world heritage sites, by which their universal value as cultural monuments was recognised. Serbia had prepared their official nomination and created the nomination file prior to the session of the Committee that subsequently decided to include the monuments on the List. One session was enough to approve the inclusion of three monuments on the List because they were nominated as a group. The Monastery of Dečani, incidentally, has been on the List since 2004.