Holy Archangels' Monastery near Prizren, Serbia

"You showed me the church of Yours as the source of health", Dusan's gift charter. -Full reconstruction was interrupted... -In June 1999 a monk from the monastery, Fr. Chariton, was abducted. -Now - a spiritual center gathering the remaining Orthodox people from Prizren and around. The young monastic brotherhood is full of religious enthusiasm and remains confident that one day Holy Archangels will be completely reconstructed.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Farce over restoration of Monastery

Elder of the monastery Holy Archangels unhappy with restoration.
PRIZREN, April 1, 2006 (Beta) - Hieromonk Benedict, elder of the Prizren Monastery Holy Archangels, whose night-quarters were burned in the March unrest and disorder of 2004, expressed pessimism in the outlook of restoring the burnt or ostracized Orthodox churches in Prizren."Restoration of the monastery Holy Archangels has not started because restoration has not begun for any church in the area of Prizren. It is mentioned that restoration has begun on the churches of St. George, the episcopal house, Theotokos Ljevissk but this is not correct" he said on Beta communications agency.According to his words the church of St. George has only been cleaned but it is not covered, and the same has been done in the episcopal house. Hieromonk Benedict estimated that the reason for such a situation is because of the beginings of discussion about the future status of Kosovo, so the restoration was thrown into a second or third plan. Except for the sleaping quarters of the monastery of Holy Archangels, which is a few kilometers from Prizren, on the road to Brezovitza, which was burned in the March disruptions and unrest two years ago, five other damaged Orthodox churches including Theotokos Ljevissk have been put on hold. In the monastery a new workshop has been built where, for years already, the six-member brotherhood lives.

Contact to Monastery: svarhangeli@hotmail.com


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