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VIDOVDAN / St. Vitus Day / JUNE 28 - The Epic Battle between Christianity and Islam / The Legacy of Serbia's Kosovo and its Lessons for Today
Aleksandra's Note: June 28th is one of those days that history never forgets. Although most of the world will know that date as being the anniversary of the assassination in Sarajevo, Bosnia that lit the fuse of World War I in 1914, for the Christian Serbians this date will always mark the anniversary of a monumental battle between Christianity and Islam on a field in Kosovo in 1389. Today is a day to honor the incredible sacrifice the Serbs made that one single day, so long ago, in the name of Christianity and the heavenly Kingdom. They were truly the true believers.
Serbia had indeed reached her pinnacle. Under the leadership of strong and able rulers, she had progressed and flourished during the Middle Ages, and her lands in the Balkans had advanced culturally, spiritually, and politically to make her a powerful and established empire in the Balkans. She would not, however, be allowed to enjoy her status for too long, as competing empires had their sights on her lands, her people, her resources and her very soul. It was the legacy of this glorious period in Serbia’s history that became so imprinted on her national consciousness that no matter how powerful or ruthless an oppressor came along in the future, and there would be many, she would endure and prevail...
June 28, 2017
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