The Devic Monastery endures, it is alive and the sanctuary that is surrounded by barbed wire continues to exist. Almost devastated during the 2004 pogrom, the sanctuary has recovered, the refectories and the church have been renewed.
The Devic Monastery - everything is as it is in any temple of faith. And yet, nothing is the same: Barbed wire around the Holy Place, foreign soldiers armed to their teeth, armored vehicles. They were here in the spring of 2004 and the picture was the same. Devic underwent an assault back then, and the army was rescuing the nuns. The monastery was burnt down and relics centuries old disappeared in the flames, the shelter was burnt down, and the Monastery's property was looted.
The Central event that marked the celebration of the Day of the Archive of Serbia was the signing of the Protocol on the Coooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Ministry of Culture and the Archive of Serbia, according to which the Archive of Serbia is to offer its professional support to the Serbian Orthodox Church in order to safeguard and put order into the archives of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The Promotion of the "Days Made of Fear" Project which was brought into being with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle, will be held at 3 o'clock p.m. on Friday, the 14th of December, at the Serbian Patriarchate Court in Belgrade (5 Kralja Petra St). The Project comprises eight documentary movies bearing the common title "Days Made of Fear" and is dedicated to the humanitarian catastrophe and the suffering of th e Serbian and non-Albanian population in Kosovo and Metohija from 1998 to present date.
Athens, December 2007
His Eminence Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands, Amfilohije, together with priest Rev. Gajo Gajic, visited the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece. The vistit took place in Athens and with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle.
On Friday, November 30, 2007, the Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija is organizing a Round Table on «THE SERBIAN SPIRITUAL HERITAGE OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA AND ITS PLACE IN EUROPEAN CULTURE», to be held at the Annex Room of the «Sava Center» in Belgrade.
The Patriarchate of Peć, a complex of medieval sacral edifices near the Kosovo town of Peć, next to the Bistrica River at the mouth of the Rugovska Klisura canyon, is one of the most significant monuments of Serbian history.
The monasterial complex includes four churches and a series of other edifices built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The founders of some of the churches were the notable Archbishops Arsenije I, Nikodim I and Danilo II.