church dedicated to Christ's Transfiguration was built in the village
of Budisavci, 17 km east of Pec, in the 14th century. It is not known
whether it was the endowment of a landowner or the founder was King
Milutin as can be assumed on the basis of the partially preserved
inscription on a stone tablet built in the eastern side of the apse.
The tradition even relates this shrine to the sister of King Stefan
Decanski. The edifice has exceptionally harmonious proportions, with
the foundation in the shape of equally-legged cross with the apse
three- sided from outside, dome and parvis which, originally, was
lower than the existing one from the 19th century. It was built by
the alternate use of stone and brick which was arranged in a decorative
manner on certain arts.
Hieromonk STEFAN PURIC
Beside Fr. Chariton one more cleric of our Diocese was abducted by the armed UCK rebels. This is Fr. Stephen, a priest-monk in Budisavci Monastery near Klina. He was abducted on July 19, 1999 and since then nothing is known about him. According to unconfirmed information from the Albanian side Fr. Stephen was muredered and his body was thrown in an empty well and covered with carcasses of animals.
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