FIFTEEN SERBS BAPTIZED IN VISOKI DECANI MONASTERY

July 28, 2002

Visoki Decani, July 28 2002

Despite the difficulties in which Serb Orthodox Christians live in Kosovo and Metohija today the spirit of faith and hope has never been so strong among the Serbian people.

On July 28, fifteen new brothers and sisters were received in the Holy Church through a traditional baptism in the Bistrica pond near Decani Monastery. All the catechumenss arrived that day to Decani under KFOR military escort only to experience the joy of the baptism at the historical site of Decani Monastery.

As images speak stronger than words we are inviting you to visit the photo gallery showing the scenes from this extraordinary event.

As many times in the history of the Church it has been proved that wherever there is suffering the Church is spiritually stronger and Christians firmer in their faith.

I pored teskoca u kojima zive srpski pravoslavni hriscani na Kosovu i Metohiji danas, duh vere i nade cini se nikada nije bio tako snazan u srpskom narodu.

Jula 28. 2002. god. petnaest novih hriscana primljeni su u Svetu Crkvu tradicionalnim krstenjem pogruzenjem na obalama reke Bistrice pored manastira Visoki Decani. Katihumeni su dosli toga dana u Decane pod vojnom pratnjom KFOR-a samo da bi osetili radost krstenja na istorijskim prostorima manastira Decani.

Posto slike govore jace od reci pozivamo vas da posetite foto galeriju koja pokazuje ovaj izuzetni dogadjaj.
Jos jednom u istoriji Crkve pokazuje se da gde je god stradanje Crkva je duhovno jaca i hriscani su cvrsci u veri.


Going to the Bistrica River - Silazak na Bistricu


Katechumens come to the baptismal site
Katehumeni dolaze na mesto krstenja


Innitial prayers before the baptism - pocetne molitve pred krstenje


The Servant of God is baptized.... - Krstava se sluga Bozji

 


In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit

U ime Oca, Sina i Svetoga Duha


Ye who have been baptized in Christ... - Vi koji se u Hrista krstiste...


A newly enlightened child - novoprosveceno dete


New members of the Church - Novi clanovi Crkve

 


Together with Bishop Artemije and Gracanica nuns: Justina and Eirene
Zajedno sa Episkopom Artemijem i gracanickim monahinjama Justinom i Irinom

DIOCESE OF RASKA AND PRIZREN