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.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Life is hard because we are not free - Christian children of Kosovo&Metohija

How live Orthodox Christian children in Kosovo&Metohija region. After 7 years of abusing of their dreams, they sometimes have a chance to live in freedom. Mr. Timos send us a story they had expressed:In my area, we've got a mlticultural festival.

The News presented a short article on a young Serbian dancer's thoughts and feelings on dancing and the Kosovo situation:

By Julia Le

"Conflict Weary Yong People Come to Dance"

Children shouldn't grow up seeing bombs and living in fear. For many teens in a town in Kosovo though, that's all they've ever known.
"Life is hard because we are not free", said 17 year old Christina Petcovic.

She said she feels like a bird in a cage. She's not allowed to go to other cities because the majority are Albanian-dmoniated and she fears conflict.
Petcovic is one of twenty teens who arrived last wednesday for a 10-day visit to perform traditional Serbian dance in Toronto and Mississauga. Included are this weekend's Carassauga Festival at the Serbian Pavillion @ St. Sava Serbian Centre.

Rada Micic, who arranged the trip, said the children are from Kosovska Kamenica in Kosovo, where they are isolated and live in restricted conditions.
"They don't have freedom of going anywhere else. They go home and to school," said Mimic, 49. "They always fear that violence will spark...dark comes down and they can't go outside."

Mimic, a Brampton resident, attends All Serbian Saints Orthodox Church in Mississauga regularly. She was touched emotionally by the children while on a trip to war-torn Serbia.
"Hope still lives on even though 3 or 4 years have passed", said Mimic.

After seeing children living in poverty while on a trip to Kosovo, Mimic decided she wanted to help them see a better life.
"The next step was to open the door to show them another world", said Mimic.

Along with her husband, Mimic spent the past year doing stage performances in the Serbian community across the GTA. The performances raised $25,000 for the children's airplane tickets.
Petcovic said she's happy to be in Canada.

"It's so different from my country", said Petcovic."...I'm going everywhere here and it's very fun".
She and the other have been to Canada's Wonderland, Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, and the Ontario Science Centre.

"These children are so precious, so innocent and pure and so humble with everything they've seen here already," said Mimic.

Mimic said the Carassauga performance means more than just a dance and song for the teens.
"It's dancing for a future, for hope. It's not just your regular folklore group", said Mimic. "This is what they live for. This is the only way they will reach out somewhere else other than their home and school."
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Our Greek dance group goes and dances at the Serbian pavillion and then they come and dance at ours. We do the same thing with the Cypriots, so it's really nice to see other orthodox people performing something.

Timos

svarhangeli@hotmail.com

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Blogger OSONSFORLIBERTY said...

HELLO JUAN, I,M HAPPY TO SEE YOUR BLOG. I WILL BE SURE TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT . THE MUSLIM ANNIMALS THINK THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT. WRONG!!!!! IF THINGS BECOME TOO MUCH OF A BURDEN , MAYBE YOU COME TO CANADA? IT,S A GOOD COUNTRY, LOT,S OF SERBIAN CHRISTIAN FOLKS HERE. WE NEED MORE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE TO IMMIGRATE HERE.NO MORE MUSLIMS THOUGH!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU, AND ASK OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS TO PROTECT YOU AND ALL CHRISTIANS IN KOSOVO.

4:51 AM  

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