Skip to comments.Resurgent Serbia
Posted on 01/26/2012 10:48:33 AM PST by Ravnagora
Belgrade may hold the pulse, but the soul throbs well beyond the capital city
As peace has returned to most of the Balkans, countries in the region, including those that broke off from the former Yugoslavia, are opening their doors to tourists. And Serbia, despite the unsettled conflict with Kosovo to its south, is no exception.
To the Serbs, religion is a crucial part of life. And the most important spiritual sanctity in Belgrade is this grand cathedral dedicated to Saint Sava, the first archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the founder of Serbian law and literature. Saint Sava was born a prince during medieval times. But like his father King Stefan Nemanja, who left the throne to become an orthodox monk in 1196, he decided to follow the religious path and still managed to contribute so much to his country. The former king himself was also a highly respected monk and canonised as Saint Simeon.
(Excerpt) Read more at bangkokpost.com ...
Bangkok Post? There were no travel editors in the USA interested in how this former whipping post of ours is doing?
No, the NATO oppression of Serbian Orthodoxy is ongoing.
Nice article! Thanks! I was surprised to read that Serbia has no representation in Thailand.
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