Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
It’s a glorious, sunny Easter Sunday in Sydney.
Church of the Saint Apostles: Christ from the Deisis (13th century)
Church of the Saint Apostles, one of the four churches of the Patriarchate of Pec Monastery, near the city of Pec, in Kosovo and Metohija. Built in the 13th century, it became the residence of Serbian Patriarchs in the 14th century. It is now a World Heritage Site.
“Endowments in Kosovo” – The cover of the book published to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. Kosovo and Metohija is the historical and spiritual heartland of the Serbian people. The word “metohija” means “land of monasteries”. The photo depicts the Gracanica Monastery, the endowment of the Serbian King Stefan Milutin, built in 1321. It is now on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
From the book “Endowments in Kosovo” – This map shows the more important churches and monasteries in the “land of monasteries”, built from the 13th to the 20th century. Those marked red and blue are in ruins, destroyed mainly by the Ottomans. Many more, not shown on this map, have been destroyed or damaged in recent history during the Kosovo war.
Onion-dyed Easter eggs – Flowers would have been more appropriate according to custom, but I couldn’t find any nice stickers. I rather like these pretty butterflies, appropriate symbols of a new and happy life. Anyway, I’m ready for the egg-cracking contest! 🙂
Happy Orthodox Easter! ❤
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