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Destroyed And Desecrated Serbian Orthodox Churches In Kosovo And Metohia (1999-2000)
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60. ST ELIJAH'S CHURCH, in Podujevo

The Church of St Elijah in Podujevo was built on the Merdjez hill in 1930. During World War II Albanian Nazi troops destroyed the dome and desecrated the church. It was reconstructe on several occasions. Restoration works were completed in 1971.

Milan Rakic
ABANDONED CHURCH

There rests an old picture of crucified Christ,
Blood streaming down his broken ribs,
Eyes lifeless, lips pale, the very image of death;
With a nimbus of cast silver over his head.
A gift by the old nobles and pious crowds
The golden necklace on his neck shines.
Rimmed with pure sterling silver,
And a golden frame artfully carved.
So lies Christ midst deserted temple,
Whilst the night silently drops,
And a flock of preys readily stalks,
Forsaken and alone, with vampires around,
Desperate and dire, his arms spread
Waiting forever for the non coming fold...

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The church was vandalized, desecrated and burnt inside after the arrival of the British KFOR troops.