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1999-9-13 Kosovo

Kosovo Crucified

DESTRUCTION

OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES
IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA


Church of St. Basil of Ostrog at Ljubovo, Nov 2002

Systematic destruction of Orthodox churches in Kosovo-Metohoija and Macedonia, by Karl Savich, December 2002


Press Statement of the Diocese

Reactions of Bishop Artemije, Dr. Rada Trajkovic, Fr. Sava Janjic
Commentary by Fr. Sava

Destroyed Serb Orthodox church
SERB ORTHODOX CHURCH NEAR PRISTINA BLOWN UP, JULY 16, 2000

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KOSOVO CRUCIFIED - ONLINE VERSION


Web-only Presentation of the Desecrated Shrines

PART ONE - PART TWO

Desecrated Icons in Post-war Kosovo

All these barbarous acts by the Albanian extremists have occured in the presence of UN and the International Peace Forces (KFOR), not in the time of war but of PEACE. The Serbian Orthodox Church and its Historical and Religious heritage are 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 Kosovo Albanian gangs of looters, arsonsts, miners are mercilessly destroying the monuments which are of world wide renown and which have survived centuries of turbulent history. With such a systematic campaign against the Christianity, Civilization and World Culture Kosovo Albanian extremists prove that thier goal remains ethnically cleansed Kosovo without Serbs and their Christian monuments.

Quo Vadis Europa Christiana?
Orthodox Church in Kosovo in 2.000 A.D.


Foreward to the Publication on Destruction of Orthodox Shrines
Metropolitan Amfilohije's Speech on CRUCIFIED KOSOVO
Bishop Artemije's Speech on DESTROYED CHURCHES
Crucified Heritage, by Prof. Ljubisa Folic

Appeal of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Dec 6
Another Medieval Monastery Destroyed in Kosovo, Dec 6
THE KOSOVO EXODUS CONTINUES, IWPR, JAN 25, 2000
St. Elias Church near Gnjilani destroyed on Jan 14, 2000

Ibrahim Rugova - denying the Serb Christian heritage in Kosovo and Metohija
A commentary by Fr. Sava on the statement of Ibrahim Rugova in which he pushes forward incorrect historical theories intended to negate the Serb Orthodox heritage in the province.

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KOSOVO CRUCIFIED - FILM IN REAL VIDEO

HOW LONG WILL THE WORLD TOLERATE VANDALISM DONE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE
NATO FORCES ?

WAS THE GOAL OF THE NATO CAMPAIGN IN KOSOVO TO ALLOW REPLACEMENT OF ONE
REPRESSION WITH ANOTHER ?

The ruins of the Orthodox church in Suva Reka


Protest by Bishop Artemije to UN and KFOR Authrorities in Kosovo
Kosovo Serbs Exposed to Brutal Persecution in Kosovo

The Persecution of the Church in the Past

KESTON, Kosovo: Attacks on Decani Monastery, July 31, 00
KESTON, Dynamiting of Orthodox Churches Continues, July 31, 00

BBC, Kosovo's Devastated Churches, Dec 18, 01

Fate of the Serbian Cultural Heritage (13-20c) - Milan Ivanovic - A text in which the author is trying to find what happened to Serbian medieval treasuries and libraries in subsequent historical periods.


Churches under 24 h. KFOR protection - Mitrovica March 2000
Unfortunately for many churches it was to late

Destroyed churches in the region of Orahovac

DESTROYED OR DAMAGED ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SHRINES
IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA


Map of Destroyed Churches

THE MAP OF THE DESTROYED CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES

PHOTO GALLERY OF SOME DESTROYED AND DESECRATED CHURCHES
IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA SINCE JUNE 1999

The Holy Trinity Monastery near Musutiste (nr. Suva Reka), 14th century, looted and burned and soon after completely demolished by explosive in July 1999.

The Holy Trinity Monastery Before the Destruction
The Holy Trinity Monastery before the Destruction

Demolished church

The view of the church

The ruins of the monastery


The house for nuns

He house for nuns

Parts of the 14cent frescoes

A nun befor a destroyed monastery
The Scenes of the Demolished Monastery near Suva Reka, beg. July 1999
(German KFOR Sector)

The Monastery of St. Cosma and Damian in Zociste near Orahovac, built in the 14th century (1327). The old residental buildings have recently been renovated. The monastery was looted in June 1999 when the monks had to leave this shrine. The living quarter were set on fire and the church was vandalized. The church was mined and completely destroyed by the local Albanians on September 13th.

The monastery church before destruction
Zociste Monastery before the destruction

The view of the destroyed monastery

Monks' cells


Scenes of destruction
more photos of destruction

The tombs of Fr. Moses and Abbot Damian before they were desecrated

The overturned and desecrated tombs now

The graves of the deceased monks have not been spared The report on the destruction of the monastery (kosovo.net)
Previous attacks by KLA extremists on Zociste Monastery (in 1998) Destroyed churches in the region of Zociste

 


The Dormition of Mother of God Church in Musutiste, (Suva Reka) built in 1315, burned and later completely demolished by explosive, July 1999

Holy Virgin Church in Musutiste, 1315
The Church of the Holy Virgin in Musutiste Before the Destruction
A Pearl of the Medieval Serb-Byzantine Art in Kosovo and Metohija

The Destroyed Church With a Bell Tower
The Only Remains of the Ancient Church
The Remains of the 14th cent. Church
Only rubble was left
The Church Was Demolished by Professional Miners
The vandalizam in the Parish Center
The Holy Virgin Church, 1315
The Priest's Home Was Torched
The Altar Wall

The Scenes of the Church Demolished by the Albanian Extremists
(beginning of July 1999) (German KFOR Sector)


St. Mark's Monastery in Korisa (nr. Prizren) 1467, vandalized and completely demolished by explosive, (the site is still inaccessible), July 1999

 

The Monastery Church Before the Destruction
The Monastery Church of St Mark Before Destruction

The Monastery of St. Mark in Korisa
The ruins of St. Mark's Monastery
The ruins of St. Mark's Monastery in Korisa
Destroyed Church of St. Mark

 

The Monastery and the Church of St Archangels, in Gornje Nerodimlje, were built in the 14th century and renewed in the year 1700. The monastery was set on fire looted, and seriously damaged by explosive. The old cemetery is desecrated.

Nerodimlje

The churchyard

The destroyed church

The site of destruction


Destroed church Destroyed church

Havoc remained after the attack of Albanian extremists


SS Apostles Peter and Paul parish church in Suva Reka, built in 1938, vandalized and later completely demolished by explosive, in July 1999 after the deployment of KFOR

The church before destruction
The church before destruction

SS Apostles Church in Suva Reka

The work of the professional miners

The ruins of the Orthodox church in Suva Reka


The church after destruction

 

The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Djakovica, 1998, vandalized, set on fire. Precious mosaics are smashed into peaces. The Cathedral was completely destroyed by explosive on July 24, 1999.

The Cathedral before complete destruction
The Church before destruction

The Cathedral was built on the site of the previous Orthodox Cathedral destroyed
by the Albanian led communist authorities after the WW2

The Cathedral in Ruins
The Smashed Mosaic of the Holy Trinity
The action of professional miners
Only rubble has remained
The Barbarism in Presence of NATO
UCK Grafitti on the Walls

The Fire Was Burned Inside the Church
Djakovica Cathedral in Ruins July 24


After the destruction of the Cathedral the Albanian population of Djakovica organized a celebration which lasted all night


The Holy Trinity church in Petric, built in 1993, vandalized and later severely damaged by explosive, end of June 1999. By the end of August 1999 the church was totally destroyed.

Holy Trinity Church in Petric
The Church in Ruins
The Explosive Pulled Out the Walls

One of the Side Walls
Trying to pull out a stole
The Front Facade of the Church
The Interior of the Church

The church in Aug 1999
The ruins of the church of the Holy Trinity
The church is finally destroyed at the end of August 99


The interior of the church before destruction St. Nicolas church in Slovinje village (nr. Lipljan), built in 16th century, set on fire and later completely demolished by explosive, July 1999.

The interior of the chruch before destruction

The Church of  St. Nicholas before destruction
Slovinje Serbian Orthodox Church
The Church Was Mined in a Professional Way
The last remains of St. Nicolas Church
An antimension found in the rubble
The church of St. Nicholas in Slovinje before and after destruction

 

Dolac church
Dolac Monastery church before destruction


The Presentation of the Virgin church in Dolac (nr. Klina), built in 1620, vandalized and set on fire, the altar table is smashed into peaces, July 1999. At the end of August 1999 the church was completely demolished.

The Vandalized  and  Burned Interior
Dolac church is completely destroyed at the end of Aug 99
Dolac Church - Outside View
The Altar Table Is Smashed Into Peaces

The Church After Final Destruction

Dolac church in ruins

The famous Devic Monastery of St. Joanikije, f. c.1440, looted and vandalized, the marble tomb of the saint is desecrated, June 1999

St. Joanikije's Tomb Desecrated

The Traces of Albanian Vandalism in Devic



The church of St. Nicholas Rajkov, erected in 14th century, reconstructed in 1857. This school chapel was mined on September 3rd and was severly damaged.

The church of St. Nicholas 14 cent.
Severe damage inside the church
The part added in 19th cent was alsmost totally destroyed
The result of the vandalous attack


PRINT SIZE PHOTOS OF DESTROYED CHURCHES



Barbarians in Action

The Monument of the Serb Writer Vuk Karadzic in Pristina

The monument of a Serb writer Vuk Karadzic in Pristina
pulled down and damped in the trash during the Albanian rally on July 2.
During the rally the monuments of Vuk Karadzic and Njegos were trailed
by tractors through the streets of Pristina. The rally was headed by the UCK leader
Hashim Thaci who later denied any responsibility for the vandalism.


DESTRUCTION OF MONUMENTS IN POST WAR KOSOVO

THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH
BY THE ALBANIAN EXTREMISTS IN THE PAST

THE HISTORY IS REPEATING

Desecrated Orthodox Graveyard 1987
Desecrated Serbian Orthodox Monuments and Graveyards 1987



The Burning of the Patriarchate in Pec 1981

Destruction of Devic Monastery 1941


Suffering of Christians - Requiem for the Serb beheaded by an Albanian 1903

The Virgin of Ljevis Cathedral was converted into a mosque

An Albanian Extremist Killing an Orthoedox Priest in 1941


Destruction of Christian Orthodox churches, desecration of graveyards and
murders of the clergy were often used as a method by Albanian Moslem extremists
to blot out all traces of the Serbian presence in Kosovo


WW2 Genocide - Albanian SS Skenderbey Division

Kosovo problem as seen by NYT journalist David Binder in 1987
Kosovo for Absolute Beginners

SPIRITUAL GENOCIDE
Destruction of the Serbian Orthodox Heritage in Croatia
1991-1995


The Serbian Orthodox Heritage
in Kosovo and Metohija

The comprehensive list of Orthodox monuments
in Kosovo and Metohija
THE MAP
of main Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and Metohija 500 Kb

The Art of Decani MonasteryThe Art of Gracanica Monastery
The Art of the Patriarchate of PecThe Holy Virgin of Ljevis Cathedral
The Art of Banjska MonasteryThe Art of the Holy Archangels' Monastery
The Foundation for the Protection of the Cultural Monuments of Serbia

Introduction to the History of Kosovo and Metohia
The Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of Kosovo and Metohia

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