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  Serbian Orthodox Church - History
The Serbian Orthodox Church and its historical and religious heritage are being exposed to systematic destruction and extermination in the very presence of the most powerful armed forces of the world and in the very heart of Europe.
The Presentation of the Virgin Parish Church in Bijelo Polje (near Pec), built in 16th century (reconstructed in 19th century), was looted and set on fire at the end of June 1999.
The Orthodox Cemetery Chapel and the Cemetery in Mitrovica,
www.serbianorthodoxchurch.net /historyofchurch/destruction1999/index.html   (959 words)

  Diocese of Raska and Prizren
Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren comprises the territories of Raska and Kosovo-Metohija Regions (the area known as Old Serbia) and is continuing rich spiritual traditions of both former Raska and Prizren Orthodox Dioceses which were fused into one Diocese in 1808.
The residence of the bishop of Ras was in the vicinity of the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul near the present town of Novi Pazar (formerly Trgoviste), or Ras.
It is one of the oldest Orthodox dioceses in the Serbian Orthodox Church.
www.kosovo.net /diocese.html   (2268 words)

  CalendarHome.com - Serbian Orthodox Church - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The various Serbian principalities were united ecclesiastically in the early 13th century by Saint Sava, the son of the Serbian ruler and founder of the Serbian medieval state Stefan Nemanja and brother of Stefan Prvovencani, the first Serbian king.
Sava persuaded the patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church to establish the Church in Serbia as an autocephalous body, with Sava himself as its archbishop, consecrated in 1219.
This church was known as the Metropolitanate of Belgrade, thus in the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, two separate Serbian Orthodox churches existed - the Patriarchate of Karlovci in the Habsburg Monarchy and the Metropolitanate of Belgrade in the Kingdom of Serbia.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Serb_Orthodox   (2595 words)

 The Serbian Orthodox Church Vis-a-Vis Ecumenism
The church is One and Catholic, and in it is all Truth, all Grace, and all that that the Lord brought with Him to the earth and gave to the people, and left among them for their salvation.
In 1959 the Central Committee of the WCC met with the representatives of all the Orthodox Churches on the island of Rhodes.
That a inter-church dialogue be initiated in the Serbian Orthodox Church regarding all contested issues of spiritual life and theology, because it is the lack of well-intentioned dialogue that leads to internal divisions among the people into followers of various liturgical, theological and pastoral schools, some of which introduce innovations foreign to the Holy Tradition.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /ecumenism/artemije_thess.aspx   (4471 words)

 Vratnica: Kosovo Roots of a Macedonian Village | Carl Savich | Columns | Serbianna.com
The Slavic population of this region was Greek or Eastern or Serbian Orthodox Christian or Bulgarian Orthodox.
In the fall of 1966 on the initiative of the Central Committee of the Macedonian Communist Party, the Macedonian Church was separated from the Serbian Church and Bishop Dositej became Metropolitan of Macedonia and Ohrid.
The Serbian government and the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Macedonian government and Macedonian Orthodox Church were involved in the dispute.
www.serbianna.com /columns/savich/083.shtml   (6159 words)

Display of the Serbian Orthodox Church Museum is conditioned by the available space and the character of artistic and historical materials.
The successors of this new course in the church painting are: Nikola Neskovic, Stefan Tenecki, Dimitrije Bacevic, Teodor Kracun.
Church textile, together with metal liturgy objects, represents the exceptionally precious whole in the Serbian Orthodox Church Museum.
www.spc.yu /Muzej/english.html   (1414 words)

 News @ Serbian Unity Congress | Serbian Orthodox Church Delegation Meets with Bertram Braun (National Security ...
Brown emphasized that he sincerely respects the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which acted "bravely" in public even prior to the war in Kosovo in expressing support for the opposition and the process of democratization.
Bishop Teodosije emphasized that the Church is not in a position to participate directly in the definition of political status, but that it can and should represent the vital interests of its faithful in order to secure rights and freedoms as well as adequate protection for the cultural heritage of the Serbian people.
In this context the Church actively supports the process of decentralization that would ensure protection at the local level for our people as well as more effective possibilities for the preservation of their identity, culture and self-government in key areas such as, for example, health and education.
news.serbianunity.net /bydate/2005/April_13/27.html?w=p   (1278 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church - Other Links
Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar
The Orthodox Theological Faculty of Safarik University, Slovakia
Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Naos Anastaseos) in Jerusalem
www.serbianorthodoxchurch.com /pages/other/links/index.html   (630 words)

 Serbia rejects biometric ID cards | EDRI
The Serbian Computer Science Society (Drustvo za informatiku Srbije) organized a highly visible public debate in mid-July 2006, with participants from the Serbian Police Ministry, IT professionals, Serbian Orthodox Church representatives, sociologists and political scientists, whose conclusions were critical of the government’s scheme.
Many church members raised objections to having an object – the "smart chip" – on their ID cards tied to data to which they didn't have free access.
Serbian Interior Minister Dragan Jocic told the press that "due to privacy concerns raised by citizens" the Law on Identification Cards would be modified to ensure the chips, with a digitalized photo and fingerprint, would be included only upon the card holder's specific request.
www.edri.org /edrigram/number5.2/serbia-id-cards   (804 words)

 BCPS - St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Tampa and St. Petersburg Florida, East Orthodox Christianity
In the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite, this had been accidently achieved when Latin, in which the liturgy was celebrated, ceased to be understood by the people; in the Orthodox churches the altar area was surrounded by pillars with curtains in between.
The Antiochian Orthodox Church, The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and the Holy Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church of America (formerly connected with the Vicar Bishop of the (Western) Orthodox Church of France-ECOF), all have Western Rite parishes.
An example of this is the lack of communion between the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) and the Moscow Patriarchate (the Orthodox Church of Russia) dating from the 1920s and due to the subjection of the latter to the hostile soviet regime.
www.bluecoast.org /nonprofit/eastorthodoxy.html   (9517 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada - OrthodoxWiki
The Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada consists of four dioceses of the Church of Serbia (Serbian Patriarchate) that are governed by the Bishop of America and Canada Longin (New Gracanica Metropolitanate).
In 1892, the first Serbian Orthodox parish was established in Jackson, California by Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich).
The Serbian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of America and Canada is a member of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), represented by Metr.
orthodoxwiki.org /Serbian_Orthodox_Church_in_the_USA_and_Canada   (665 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church v. William Jefferson Clinton
Prior to, during, and after the Rambouillet negotiating conference the Plaintiff, Serbian Orthodox Church, tried to assist in the peaceful resolution of the internal strife in the Kosovo region, but the Plaintiff was rebuffed by both the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
The ability of the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church to engage in the free exercise of their religion will be impaired if an integral and holy part of that Church is itself destroyed by any action of an official of the United States of America acting under color of law.
In doing so, he is acting in wanton and reckless disregard of the Constitutional right of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and through them the Plaintiff itself, from engaging in the full and free exercise of their religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /articles/misc/serbian_church_clinton.htm   (1961 words)

 Support for Greater Serbia - Serbian Orthodox Church Christian Century - Find Articles
Leading figures in the church leadership have sharply criticized Milosevic's increasingly tough line with those they describe as their "crucified brothers west of the [river] Drina." In their view, Serbia's enforcement of sanctions against the Bosnian Serbs amounts to a hemorrhage within the Serbian nation.
Church insiders say opinion among the clergy as well as the laity is far from united around the outspoken episcopate.
In Jury the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, a sister institution of the Serb church, declared "unwavering support" for Pavle and his bishops "in their continued efforts to bring reality and reason" to the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_n25_v112/ai_17403531   (806 words)

 RELIGIOSCOPE - Serbian Orthodox Sites in Kosovo
Church representatives believe that the attacks are part of a systematic campaign to eradicate Serb Orthodox presence in the province, rather than simply acts of blind revenge.
The Serbian Orthodox Church reports that 33 pre-sixteenth-century churches were seriously damaged or destroyed by Albanian extremists after the arrival of NATO troops in June 1999.
The ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity by the Pec-Pristina road, by contrast, are entirely deserted.
www.religioscope.com /info/notes/2002_22_serb_kosovo.htm   (895 words)

 Welcome to Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Achangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, established in 1960 within the New Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Diocese of the United States and Canada headquartered in Grayslake, Illinois, is under the jurisdiction of His Grace Bishop Longin.
The church resides on a 4+ acre parcel in Saratoga on which is located a temporary chapel, social hall, parish home, playground, and rental house.
All parishioners of the Orthodox faith and 18 years of age residing within the prescribed parish boundaries are eligible for membership.
saratoga.serbian-church.net /history.html   (169 words)

 The Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States of America and Canada: 25 Years of Maturing
The establishment of three dioceses in place of the single Serbian Orthodox Diocese of the United States and Canada in 1963 was a gigantic step forward for the Church, and a natural result of its process of growth and maturing.
It was for this reason that Bishop Dionisije of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of America and Canada suggested to the Holy Assembly of Bishops that he be given assistance with the consecration of three new bishops from the ranks of his clergy: Archimandrite Dr. Firmilian (Ocokoljic), Archimandrite Gregory (Udicki) of Youngwood, Pennsylvania, and Fr.
The establishment of the three new dioceses was a prerequisite for the further growth and development of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States and Canada along the lines of traditional Orthodox ecclesiastical life and the establishment of effective programs which transcended the limits of the local parish.
www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /articles/church_history/serbian_america_history.htm   (1616 words)

 The Serbian Orthodox Church
He wished a merry Christmas to the Serbian Orthodox Church for the first time this year (which, as some other Orthodox Churches celebrates the Birth of Christ on January 7, because they apply the ancient, Julian calender which is 13 days "late" in relation to the Gregorian Calendar).
"Threat to the Orthodox religion" became one of the slogans of the regime media used in chilling the relations with the Slovenians and the Croats (who are mostly Catholics).
Most of the members of the Church are close to the opposition, especially the Serbian Renewal Movement of Vuk Drasskovic, but the opposition also offers only national maximalism, with the only difference that in their variety it would be more efficient and "more enlightened".
www.freeserbia.net /Archives/1994/Orthodox.html   (585 words)

 The Serbian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The issue over the Orthodox jurisdiction in Macedonia is a subject of debate between the SOC and the Macedonian Orthodox Church which has yet to gain recognition of autonomy from the SOC although it does operate on the territory of the former Yugoslav republic.
Following the arrival of the Ottomans and mass migrations of Orthodox believers to lands under the Catholic Habsburgs of Austria, a portion of the believers were uniatized, converted to Roman Catholicism while maintaining the Eastern Rite.
Most of the property of the Serb Orthodox Church was again put in normal use, the bishops and priests returned, and that which was destroyed, damaged or vandalized was restored.
koz.vianet.ca /boshis53.htm   (1185 words)

 The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is the Mother Church of that denomination in North America.
Jackson was home to a large Serbian population in the early 1890’s, but at that time there was no Serbian church on the continent.
To remedy this situation, His Grace Nikolai of Alaska, the head of the Russian orthodox church of the United States, came to Jackson with Father Dabovich and on February 25 of 1894, the Bright ranch parcel was consecrated.
www.malakoff.com /jackssoc.htm   (99 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church
He informed the Serbian Patriarch and bishops that he came to Serbia from Rome, where he works in a service for the protection of cultural heritage within the framework of the carabinieri units.
On this occasion Capt. Ficuciello gave Serbian Patriarch Pavle a copy of the film and conveyed the willingness of Italy to assist in the restoration of some of the destroyed churches.
The Zakonopravilo (The Nomocanon of St. Sava), a collection of canonic, church and civil laws which not only established the organization of the Serbian Church in the 13th century but influenced the constitutional consciousness of the people until the creation of the Serbian state in the 19th century, is unharmed.
www.serbian-church.net /Vesti-2004/05/27-5-04-e.html   (1300 words)

 Saint Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church in London
There are several Serbian orthodox Churches in Britain under the jurisdiction of the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, all monitored through the Serbian Diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia under the jurisdiction of his Grace Bishop Dositey.
The Serbian community in London was mainly settled here immediately after the Second World War by Britain’s ex-combatant Serbian allies who stayed in Britain, not wishing to be repatriated to the oppressive communist regime at home.
It was adapted for Serbian orthodox worship and was consecrated in 1952 by the great Serbian Theologian Bishop Nicola Velimirovic, who was canonised as a Saint in 2004.
www.spclondon.org /English/english.html   (646 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbia and Montenegro)
The flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church is the Serbian tricolor with a golden cross and four elements called očilo.
In the Orthodox Church, the cross that has been seen by Constantine the Great (270/288-337) is a very important symbol.
The Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Flag consists of the coat of arms on a red-blue-white tricolour, with a border of red, blue and white triangles.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/rel-soch.html   (668 words)

 NCC Supports Serbian Orthodox Call for Milosevic Resignation
Our colleagues in the Serbian Orthodox Church in Yugoslavia, Patriarch Pavle and the Holy Synod, have taken the brave and risky step of calling for the resignation of Slobodan Milosevic "in the interest of the people and their salvation." These faith partners need our strongest support in these difficult times.
The Serbian residents of Kosovo must be encouraged to remain and not to flee.
The Serbian Orthodox Church statement urges Kosovo's Serbs to "remain on their ancient homesteads and not abandon their shrines, conviced of the trust in Christ's words: 'Salvation shall come to the steadfast.'" Our U.S. government can do all it can to ensure that a massive exodus of Serbs from Kosovo does not happen.
www.ncccusa.org /news/99news72.html   (628 words)

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