He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Now We're Seeing Some REAL Christianity

Serbia's parliament overwhelmingly voted to tie the issue of EU and NATO membership to the status of Kosovo-Metohija. It's about time, and it's just what the doctor ordered.

Few Westerners have heard of the Metohija part of Kosovo-Metohija, and it's too much for anyone to expect that vapid network journalists would perform any intellectual heavy lifting, despite their pretentions.

Metohija means "Church lands", and this is the part of Kosovo-Metohija that is so rich in Orthodox history, churches, and monasteries.

Feast your mind on this writer and and this wonderful piece.

Incidentally, for all of the trash-talking about Vladimir Putin, he's been steadfast in his support of the Orthodox solution in Kosovo-Metohija.

As a personal aside, I am particularly fascinated with Serbia and Serbian Orthodoxy since Serbia's variation on Church/State symphonia involved a limited monarchy, rather than the more archetypical absolutist variety. I really get tired of Orthodox folks who think that Czars and such are the only truly Orthodox rulers.

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