The Studenica Monastery is the largest and richest Serbian Orthodox monastery. Located in the south-east of Serbia, it was founded in 1190 C.E. by Stefan Nemanja, founder of the medieval Serb state. Its fortified walls encompass two churches, the Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King, both built of white marble. The monastery is best known for its collection of 13th- and 14th-century Byzantine-style fresco painting. Studenica Monastery, 1190 AD File links The following pages link to this file: Studenica monastery Categories: GFDL images ... Studenica Monastery, 1190 AD File links The following pages link to this file: Studenica monastery Categories: GFDL images ... The Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbian Cyrillic: Ð¡ÑÐ¿ÑÐºÐ° Ð¿ÑÐ°Ð²Ð¾ÑÐ»Ð°Ð²Ð½Ð° ÑÑÐºÐ²Ð°; SPC, SOC) is a body of some 11 million Orthodox Christians united under the Serb Patriarch who includes Archbishop of PeÄ and Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci in his title. ... Events March 16 - Massacre and mass-suicide of the Jews of York, England prompted by Crusaders. ... King Stefan Nemanja Stefan Nemanja (Cyrillic Ð¡ÑÐµÑÐ°Ð½ ÐÐµÐ¼Ð°ÑÐ°), Stefan I (ca 1113-February 13, 1199 or 1200) was the Grand Å½upan of RaÅ¡ka (Rascia), located in the central west region of the Balkans from 1166 to 1199. ... Serbia and Montenegro â Serbia â Kosovo and Metohia (UN administration) â Vojvodina â Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area â Total â % water 88,361 kmÂ² n/a Population â Total (2002) (without Kosovo) â Density 7. ... The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Church of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sofia) in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) - the image of Christ on the walls of the upper southern gallery. ... A XIV Century fresco featuring Saint Sebastian Note: Fresco is the NATO reporting name of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. ...
In 1986UNESCO inscipted Studenica Monastery on the List of World Heritage Site. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. ...
Studenica Monastery at UNESCO
The Serbian Unity Congress presentation of the Studenica Monastery
The Road to Studenica
Treasures of Monastery Studenica
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Seen from the east, as it is bathed in the gentle morning light of the rising sun, the Church of the Blessed Virgin admirably reveals the symbolic significance of a house of God: as the bearer of the Light of the World, the herald of Truth, and the embodiment of the Light of Christ.
The monastery buildings themselves are laid out in such a way that their central point, the mystical center of the universe which is ruled by the Lord, also forms the very center of the Church of the Blessed Virgin.
According to the story told by St. Sava, the origins of the monastery date to his father, the Grand Duke Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Nemanjic dynasty and ruler of the Serbian lands.
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