A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija

THE HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEARTLAND OF THE SERBIAN PEOPLE

Published by: Sebastian Press, Los Angeles. Co-publishers: Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade • The Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America • Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade • BLAGO Fund • Serbica Americana • Interklima-grafika, Vrnjci

“This book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija, its heartland in medieval times and through Ottoman domination, is intended to introduce to a wide reading public the oldest and richest treasury of Serbian medieval history and culture. Its authors are leading specialists in the fields in which they write, so readers may place complete reliance on the factual accuracy of the material.”

“The editor and publisher have the fervent hope that today’s peoples in Kosovo and Metohija will be able to begin their discussions not from what divides them but from what unites them, emphasizing in positive and constructive ways the areas in which a Serbo-Albanian ethnic symbiosis has existed. This book invites all to consider their differences in the light of history and of the future.”

Authors: Gojko Subotić • Alex Dragnich • Slavko Todorovich • Thomas A. Emmert • Sima M. Ćirković • Arthur Evans • G. K. Chesterton • Boško Bojović • Atanasije Jevtić • Alexander F. Hilferding • Rebecca West • Rebecca West • Stamatis Skliris • Dušan T. Bataković • Radovan Samardžić • Dimitrije Djordjević • Dimitrije Bogdanović • Sava Janjić • Andrew Wermuth • F. W. Harvey and others

This book is a vibrant testimony to the incredible efforts made by the Serbian Orthodox Church to create a spiritual culture, maintain its monuments, and preserve its inheritance in Kosovo and Metohija.

This 1,000-page book is hardbound and in full color, illustrated with over 750 color reproductions of all of our most significant historical figures, monasteries, churches, frescoes, icons, and other artifacts.

Book Reviews:​

“The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija is a rare and extraordinary achievement” – Archbishop Demetrios of America (New York)
“It is indeed a magnificent production, of value equally because of the interesting text and of the fine illustrations. Congratulations are due to all who have collaborated to produce such an impressive volume.” - Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
“The lovely and learned volume, 'The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija' is a wonderful addition to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, where it will be used and appreciated by many scholars” - Deb Stewart, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library​, Washington, DC
“The best book ever published in Serbia” - Prof. Dr. Dusan T. Batakovic (Belgrade)
“This book is the best proof that Kosovo is Serbian” - Metropolitan John of Pergamon (Zizioulas)
“This book deserves an award on Frankfurt Book Fair” - Manolis Velitzanidis (“Indiktos", Athens)
“This book is our passport to the world” - Zivojin Rakocevic (Pristina)
“This is a book that ‘buys you’ at first sight” - Minister Nikola Selakovic (Belgrade)
“By this capital work of great significance the Serbian people is presented to the world in the light of its spiritual and cultural creativity and statesmanship in Kosovo and Metohija” - Prof dr Radmila Milentijevic (New York)​

Language: English
ISBN: 978–86–82685–39–5
Number of pages: 1008
Number of color reproductions: 794
Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.4 x 2.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.2 pounds

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Bishop Sava (Vuković)

(1967–1977)

Bishop Sava was born on April 13, 1930 in Senta. After graduating from secondary school he completed the St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade in 1950 and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 1954. He did his postgraduate studies at the Old Catholic University in Bern, Switzerland. He obtained a Doctor of Divinity degree at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade. His dissertation topic was “Typicon of the Archbishop Nikodim.”

He was professor at St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade prior to his election as a bishop. He received monastic vows at the Monastery “Vavedenje” (Entry of the Theotokos) in Belgrade on December 3, 1959. The monastic name he received was Sava. He was ordained hierodeacon on December 4, 1959. On June 3, 1961 he was ordained hieromonk. The Holy Bishops’ Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected him bishop on May 20, 1961 with title “vicar bishop of Moravica.” He was consecrated bishop on July 23, 1961 in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Belgrade by Patriarch German. Bishop Sava held the following positions: Professor of liturgies at the Theological College, member of the Orthodox Commission for Pan Orthodox Council, and representative of the Serbian Church for inter-confessional dialogues. The Bishops’ Assembly elected Bishop Dr. Sava on June 1, 1967 for a Bishop of the Eastern American and Canadian Diocese. He occupied this position until May 1977 when he was elected as Bishop of the diocese of Šumadija.

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Before us is a book about a theologian, a minister, a missionary, a writer, a poet, an apostle, a saint, a man of dialogue: this book is about St. Nikolai Velimirovic, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880 - 1956), who along with his many other attributes is regarded, with good reason, as an Enlightener of the Americas, The renewed interest in this man and his works has resulted in the materialization of this book for English-speaking readers who wish to become acquainted with this extraordinary person. The collected texts provide an extensive over view of his life, present important testimonies about his personality, and offer essential insights into his theology. The authors penetrate the depths of his thought with remarkable precision and also elucidate his actions. The authros agree that the appearance of Nikolai Velimirovich marks an era of change in the ecclesiastical and theological paradigm as a result of his spirituality, ecclsiastical work, and theological position.