Plan for reconstruction of Hilandar adopted

She sat on the Holy Mountain National Commission for Hilandar. It is a the first session after the adoption of the law on the largest Serbian shrine. Funds have been provided and a plan to renovate the remaining 20 percent of the monastery by the end of 2023 has been adopted.

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At the session held yesterday (October 28, 2021), the report for 2021 was adopted and the plans of activities for the next two years were presented. Serbia has provided 360 million dinars in order to speed up and complete the works by the end of 2023.

The law on preserving the heritage of Hilandar, which was adopted in September, envisages long-term financing of the monastery and preservation of all values.

– With great enthusiasm of all those who work here on the reconstruction, primarily workers from Serbia, monks who help them in this, the works are going according to the plan as we planned for 2021 and we hope that in 2022 and 2023 it will bring us acceleration is needed, because the most important thing is that the funds have been provided – says Nenad Popović, deputy chairman of the commission for the reconstruction of Hilandar.

The abbot of the Hilandar monastery, Archimandrite Methodius, points out that it means a lot to them that the funds were provided, because in previous years they did not come on time and that created certain practical problems.

In addition to experts from our country, experts from the Greek Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments are also involved in the renovation of the monastery, and all works are being carried out under the strictest control and prescribed standards.

– As for the renewal, we set some goals at the beginning as a fraternity, so that what is renewed reminds us of that Hilandar as we all knew him, and we were successful there, because the very fact that many devotees who come are confused and not they know what was really burning and what was renewed – emphasizes Archimandrite Methodius.

The monk Teodosije says in his own name, but also in the name of the brothers, that they are very satisfied with the help of the state.

– Living here far from our Serbia, I concluded that no one can love their country like the one who lives far from it – monk Teodosije thinks.

At the session it was decided to for the first time in history, he started with the works on the reconstruction of the southern part of the monastery, the reconstruction of the treasury and the construction of a completely new depot for the preservation of the movable treasure of Hilandar.

The commission will also start designing works on the renovation of the Cathedral of the Presentation of the Mother of God, which was not renovated in 1320, when it was built by Milutin Nemanjić.

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