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  Serbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Serbs have held strongly onto their old Slavic religion; the last pagan temple in Serbia (one of Svetovid) was destroyed by Tsar Dusan in the 14th century.
Serbs were converted to Christianity in several waves between the since 7th and 9th century with the last wave taking place between 867 and 874.
Serbs have suffered immensely, especially under Ustase regime in the Independent State of Croatia (encompassing todays Croatia, Bosnia and a part of Serbia) where they were subject to mass destruction and cleansing of the population.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/s/se/serbs.html   (2326 words)

The Slavs (including Serbs) came to the Balkans from a broad region in central and eastern Europe, which extended from the rivers Elbe in the west to the Dnieper in the east, and from a point which touched the Carpathian mountains in the south and the river Niemen in the north.
Serbs in Croatia formed their state of Republika Srpska Krajina, but after they were military defeated, most of them were expelled from this region by Croatian army.
Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina formed their state of Republika Srpska, currently one of the two political entities that form the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/?title=Serb   (3636 words)

 macedonian orthodox church - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The Macedonian Orthodox Church is a body of Eastern Orthodox Christians faithful residing in the Republic of Macedonia or having migrated from it.
The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church agreed with the decisions of the Macedonian Clergy and Laity Assembly in the resolution AS.
The issue of dispute is the anti-canonical method used to gain autocephaly, the issue of the Serb Orthodox minority in Macedonia (at least 40,000 strong) and the question of some hundreds of Serb Orthodox shrines from the medieval Nemanjic period found in the republic nowadays.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/Macedonian-Orthodox-Church   (1404 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Serbian Orthodox Church is an autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, member of the Orthodox communion, located primarily in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and the Republic of Macedonia.
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.
The status of the Serbian Orthodox Church grew along with the growth in size and prestige of the medieval kingdom of Serbia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serb_Orthodox_Church   (2511 words)

 The Serbian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
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.
The Serbs migrated to the Balkans during the reign of Byzantine emperor Heraclius (610-641).
Serb Orthodox Cathedral and a Moslem Mosque in Urosevac, Kosovo
koz.vianet.ca /boshis53.htm   (1185 words)

Speaking to the press about the situation of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija were Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, member of the Holy Synod; Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan, Abbot of Decani Monastery; and Hieromonk Irinej Dobrijevic, Head of the Kosovo and Metohija Office of the Holy Assembly of Bishops.
Serbs were now forced to live in enclaves, members of the delegation said.
In order to ensure that Serbs could continue to exist in the Province, the Church was seeking an active international presence, both civilian and military, in terms of protection of the monasteries and people, Bishop Teodosije said.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/2006/060323_Serbia.doc.htm   (1033 words)

 Desecration of Cemeteries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Almost all cases of church and cemetery desecrations are casually dismissed as a tragic consequence of the war despite the fact that the International Mission in Kosovo and NATO - led peacekeepers took upon themselves the obligation to actively prevent violence and acts of supposed revenge.
Kosovo Serbs know well that desecrations of their cemeteries is nothing new because in the period of Albanian autonomy in Kosovo many similar cases were recorded throughout the Province.
Extremists know well that Serbs give special respect to their deceased ones and, fearing that the Serbs might ask from KFOR to help clean and put a fence around their cemeteries, they discourage this eventuality by planting explosive devices between the graves and tombstones.
www.decani.org /wad.html   (1053 words)

The reassertion of the traditional role of the Serb Orthodox Church in the Serb people; the restitution of all property seized from the Church, and its strengthening as an all-Serb institution, which is above all the parties and does not interfere in the relations between the parties.
In line with this, we are pledged to an immediate elimination of all effects of the communist demolition of the Serb Orthodox Church, revival of its spiritual and organizational unity, return of its Macedonian wing, artificially torn away, and overcoming of the overseas schism.
All Serbs, desirous of living in that territory, need to be given, free of charge, ownership rights over agricultural land and lots to build their family houses and industrial facilities.
www.haverford.edu /relg/sells/reports/srpclean1.htm   (1047 words)

 Serbian Terrorism / Research / Serb Terrorist Activities
Orthodox Christian terrorists are engaged in a holy war against Muslims and Catholics.
The Serbs have a long history of violating the norms of the international community and supporting terrorism in the Balkans and elsewhere aimed at destabilizing the U.S., while the international community has had a long history of giving the Serbs the benefit of the doubt, falling victims to its own credulity.
SERB TERRORISTS IN THE U.S. Serb-related terrorism threats in the United States continue to pose a very serious danger for lives of innocent American civilians and military personnel as well.
www.geocities.com /serb_terrorism   (1151 words)

 Dr. Raymond Kent - The Hague Tribunal
It was the massive Croat purge of western Slavonia's Serbs that ushered in and provoked the "modern" post-World War II "ethnic cleansing" which was pinned exclusively on the Serbs in 1992, some months after the whole of Western Slavonia was "freed" and left to the Croats alone.
Involving the loss of the lives of several hundred thousand Serb men, women and children in the two regions, that was by far the most bestial example of war crimes in all of Europe under the German Nazi hegemony.
Until the Serbs, the Croats, and the Bosnian Muslims come to genuinely agree, on the basis of self-interest and insurance against future counter-reprisals, to deal directly with their own war criminals, neither the cause of justice nor that of enduring peace, will be served.
www.srpska-mreza.com /library/facts/Kent-summary.html   (10979 words)

 Serb Orthodox Cemetery in Orahovac Found Desecrated
Between 50-60 tombstones at the old Serb Orthodox cemetery in Orahovac were found destroyed with UCK signs sprayed on them, said Dejan Baljosevic, the member of the Church committee and the deputy of the Local Community Office in the Municipal administration for Upper Orahovac and Velika Hoca.
The town of Orahovac in the south of the UN administred Yugoslav province of Kosovo is known for one of the last remaining tiny Serb enclaves in Albanian dominated Province.
This last Serb enclave is rapidly dwindling despite of UNМIK and KFOR reports that the situation for the Serbs is improving.
www.pravoslavie.ru /english/news020613.htm   (849 words)

 The Serb-Kossovo Crisis" An Historical Background
The Macedonians are also Orthodox and some of their monasteries and churches are among the most important in the Serb Orthodox religion.
The Serbs of what is today Serbia and Montenegro began to unify what had been separate principalities in the last quarter of the 12th century.
Serb attempt to conquer Albania prompted the protest of Italy and Austria-Hungary and the Treaty of London creating an independent Albania to the outrage of the Serbs aimed at Austria-Hungary and her ally, Italy.
cla.calpoly.edu:16080 /~mriedlsp/History315/Kossovo.html   (1730 words)

 Religioscope - Serbian Orthodox sites in Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
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 two restoration/rehabilitation projects involving Orthodox sites proposed the allocation of 500,000 deutschmarks (225,000 us dollars or 160,000 UK pounds) to Decani Monastery and a total of 150,000 deutschmarks (68,000 US dollars or 48,000 UK pounds) to four unspecified churches in the village of Velika Hoca.
www.religioscope.com /info/notes/2002_022_serb_kosovo.htm   (886 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The decision was criticized by Serb political and religious leaders, who argued that it would lead to further destruction of such buildings by ethnic Albanian militants, most of whom are Muslims.
Dozens of Serb Orthodox Christian churches, including some dating back to medieval times, have been destroyed by ethnic Albanians since Yugoslav forces pulled out of Kosovo and NATO deployed its troops in June 1999, following a 78-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
U.N. police sources said that an abandoned Serb house located in the same village was also destroyed in another explosion a few hours later.
www.beliefnet.com /story/66/story_6648_1.html   (252 words)

 Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Serb activities in other regions of the former Yugoslavia are noted only when relevant to the situation of Serbs living in Macedonia.
April 1, 1992: The ASMM announces that it will not tolerate that Serbs be deprived of their elementary rights to primary education in their native language and the practice of their religion.
October 25, 1993: Macedonian Serbs complain that a recent incident in which priests from the Serbian Orthodox Church from Serbia were denied entry to Macedonia is part of a Macedonian effort to assimilate its Serbs.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/data/macserbschro.htm   (1899 words)

 Guardian | Pope's plea to Serb Bosnia's Orthodox, Catholics and Muslims   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Hobbling up to an altar under a papal yellow canopy and a blistering sun, he appealed for a reversal of the ethnic cleansing of a decade ago, attacked weakness in the face of evil, and called for a reunited Bosnia.
Serbs in Banja Luka murdered or uprooted tens of thousands of Muslims and Croats.
Yesterday Serbs vented their disgust at the monastery, home in the second world war to a Croat fascist who led a slaughter of 2,300 Serbs and then commanded a concentration camp.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4696705-103681,00.html   (497 words)

 Photos of Serb Orthodox Elders and Spiritual Fathers
The Serbian Orthodox Church is an autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, member of the Orthodox communion, located primarily in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
Since many Serbs have emigrated to foreign countries, now there are now many Serbian Orthodox communities on all continents.Soon after their arrrival to Balkans the Serbian tribes were successively baptised by Christian missionaries and became Orthodox Christians.
The Serbian Orthodox Church finally regained its independance and became autocephalous in 1879, the year after the recognition by the Great Powers of Serbia as an independent state.
www.orthodoxphotos.com /Orthodox_Elders/Serbian/index.shtml   (663 words)

 Serbianna.com | News Story
He added that the "rich and painful history" of the works exposed there should "serve the peace and the rapprochement" between primarily Roman Catholic Croats and Orthodox Serbs.
Croats and Serbs fought a bloody war in 1991, when the minority Serbs rebelled against Croatia's secession from the former, Serb-dominated Yugoslavia.
As the war raged on, unknown attackers planted a bomb in the Serbian Orthodox Museum in Zagreb, causing extensive damage to the building.
www.serbianna.com /news/2006/01838.shtml   (271 words)

 Another Serb Orthodox Church in Kosovo damaged by explosion [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Local Serb sources say that the attack is the work of the Albanian extremists who have destroyed more than 30 Orthodox churches in the area of Prizren (MNB South, German KFOR).
Serbian Orthodox Church and the SNC strongly condemn this latest terrorist attack and appeal on the KFOR and UN authorities to arrest the perpertrators.
The Serbs are orthodox Christians as are the Russians, two nations who are contentiously opposed to the establishment of a godless world order.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a39b2b3644da1.htm   (616 words)

 A Concert with the Patriarch and a General
A concert organized and financed by the FRY government in cooperation with the Socialist People's Party was an obvious attempt by unitarian forces to pressure he Montenegrin authorities, who had announced they would seek independence of the smaller member of the Yugoslav federation.
His speech, in fact, consisted of a single sentence blessing the crowd, after which he left with his escort, among whom was Amfilohije, metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coast, for the small church of St. George, were he served the midnight liturgy.
His presence, undoubtedly, was a message to the increasing number of supporters and members of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church, seeking the return of church estates in Montenegro which some 80 years ago with a single decree, were turned over to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
www.freeserbia.net /Articles/2001/Concert.html   (663 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church
Since many Serbs have emigrated to foreign countries, now there are now many Serbian Orthodox communities on all continents.
A text by Dimitrije Bogdanovic focusing on the suffering of the Serb Orthodox Church amidst the century long conflict between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo.
The Suffering and Martyrdom of the Serbs in Croatia under the Croatian Ustashi fascist regime in WW2.
www.kosovo.net /socheng.html   (992 words)

 Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
October 1990: The Serb Democratic Party was established in Bosnia and declared itself the representative of Bosnian Serbs.
Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic warns that his force is prepared to seize other UN 'safe areas' in eastern Bosnia taking all of them by the autumn, unless the Bosnian troops stop launching attacks from the enclaves (The Observer).
A Bosnian Serb tavern owner, Dusan (Dusko) Tadic, was found guilty on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in herding his Muslim neighbors and other civilians into Serbian prison camps and torturing them for what the court called their religion and their politics.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/data/bosserbchro.htm   (9633 words)

 Darwin or Adam and Eve?
The announcements from the Government of Serbia and the Serb Orthodox Church on the introduction of catechism into elementary and secondary school raised the question whether Serbia will in the future be defined as a civil or a religious state
The Serb Orthodox Church, however, has the ambition to make catechism a compulsory subject both in elementary and secondary schools as of 2001 already.
The Church sharply responded by stating that the mentioned assessment was “the fear of Satan”, and that the Serb Orthodox Church would “never impose anything on anyone, but just offer the beneficial word of Christ’s Gospel”.
www.freeserbia.net /Articles/2000/Darwin.html   (800 words)

 Questions arise on role of Serb church
In Pec, the seat of the Orthodox Church since the 14th century, an Italian armored personnel carrier sits outside the entrance to the Pec Patriarchate, now flooded with terrified Serbs seeking refuge from vengeful ethnic Albanians.
Last summer, three months into a Serb military campaign against the Kosovo Liberation Army, Bishop Artemije called for a cease-fire and criticized the government in Belgrade for waging a war that would endanger, not protect, Kosovo's Serbs.
Throughout the conflict, nationalist Serbs used the walls outside the Orthodox church in Pristina to post notices announcing hard-line rallies.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Agora/3518/wsj.html   (2113 words)

 Serb Orthodox Church calls on Russia for support on Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
MOSCOW, October 12 - The Serb Orthodox Church has urged Russia to prevent the separation of the Kosovo province from Serbia.
He added more than 1,300 Serbs had been killed and same number had been abducted in Kosovo over the past seven years.
Tens of thousands of houses and more than 150 Orthodox churches have been destroyed, and dozens of villages have been razed down to the ground.
www.slobodan-milosevic.org /news/it101206.htm   (261 words)

 NIN: Holy Synod of the Serb Orthodox Church, 5/25/00
Summoning the Holy Spirit, the Serb bishops at the Holy Synod of Archpriests held last week and this week are considering "all issues relevant to the life of the Church and the people" of which there are considerable number.
In the opinion of some, that is not such a bad thing; among the Orthodox leaders, the first among equals, the Patriarch of Constantinople, should be given greater rights in order to avoid overemphasis on the national.
According to this version, all Orthodox believers in non-Orthodox countries, that is, in the diaspora, do not fall under their national churches but under jurisdiction of the Constantinople Patriarchate.
www.ex-yupress.com /nin/nin41.html   (1071 words)

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