The team of Blago Fund visited Ramaća, the village at the foothills of Rudnik mountain in the Šumadija district in central Serbia. The local church is one of this year's Blago goals for comprehensive photo collection and presentation to the World audience. The church of Saints Constantine and Helena, originally dedicated to Sain

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King Milutin and the Paleologan Age: History, Literature, Heritage, 24-26 October 2021, Skopje   As this year commemorates 700 years from the death of the Holy Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin, we are pleased to say that the BLAGO Fund will be a part of the International Scientific Conference "King Milutin and the Palaeologan Age:

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The church dedicated to the Ascension of the Theotokos (Holy Mother of God), in the vicinity of Novo Brdo, was built in 1354-55. Its founder was Serbian landowner Dabiživ with his brothers Haran and Bogoje, father Kaluger, and mother Višnja, which is evidenced by three inscriptions, two carved in stone and one fresco painted. The church is of modes

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The church of The Presentation of the Virgin in Lipljan (near Priština, Kosovo) was built, most likely, in the second or third decade of the 14th century, on the foundations of an earlier Byzantine basilica. It was mentioned for the first time in 1331 in one of King Dušan's charters and was donated in 1336 to the Tower (Pirg) of the Ascension in Hi

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In the summer of 2008, the members of the Blago Fund together with Prof. Dr. Dragan Vojvodić from the Art History department of the Faculty of Philosophy visited the village of Velika Hoča. The village is one of the oldest settlements in Metohija preserving a great number of Serbian monasteries and churches dating from the Middle Ages. The Bla

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Church in Donji Ajnovci in the vicinity of Kosovska Kamenica, also known as Tamnica (Tamnica) was erected in the 14th century on the ruins of an earlier Byzantine basilica. It has a cross-in-square plan and it probably had a dome. The church is built in alternate layers of limestone and brick. As it was in ruins for many centuries, only fragments o

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The monastery of Manasija, also known as Resava, was founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević in the first decades of the 15th century. Its church dedicated to the Holy Trinity is among the finest examples of the Morava school of architecture. The interior of the church was painted by experienced and skilled painters, as can be discerned from the preserv

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 The church of Arilje is dedicated to Bishop Achillius of Larissa, Greece, a staunch opponent of the Arian heresy and a participant of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The Church of Saint Achillius in Arilje had close connections to the Nemanjić Dynasty, the first Serbian Archbishop Saint Sava, and King Dragutin. Visit BLAGO Arilje colle

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The Monastery Mileseva was founded by Vladislav, King of Serbia, son of Stefan the First-Crowned, and grandson of Stefan Nemanja, founder of the most influential Serbian medieval dynasty. Old Serbian biographers recorded that the erection of Mileseva started immediately after Vladislav's accession to the throne in 1234. Visit the BLAGO Mileseva col

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Word wide available digital archive of BLAGO Fund, became an inevitable resource for both students and scholars on numerous faculties in Serbia, as well as abroad. A large number of BLAGO Fund photographs are published in Serbian and foreign scientific periodicals and monographs. For this occasion, BLAGO released a short booklet documenting some of

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 In June of 2019, BLAGO went again to Kosovo and Metohija. This time our destination was the city of Prizren with its churches: "The Theotokos of Ljevis" (endowment of King Milutin), churches of Holy Salvation (endowment of Mladen Vladojevic) and St. Nicholas (endowment of Dragoslav Tutic), and the church of St. George (endowment of family Run

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 In June of 2018, the BLAGO team went to Arilje, where the collection of the St Achillius church was created. The church of St. Achillius, Bishop of Larissa, Greece, a staunch opponent of the Arian heresy and a participant of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, located in a small city of Arilje, western Serbia, was the destination of the BL

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  In March of 2018, the BLAGO team went to Mileseva. The last collection from the monastery was from the year 2000, and the refresh was required — members of the small group: Gordana, Jelena, Meda, Zoran, and Nenad. Besides being cold, this trip was as always memorable. Please visit the latest collection of Monastery Mileseva.

 A GIGA panoramic VR has been added to the Studenica collection. This represents the most accurate and detailed up to date recording of the Studenica's main church, the Presentation of the Holy Virgin.

 The complete collection of Monastery Studenica is available on the BLAGO website. More than three thousand pictures represent the work of BLAGO over the last few years.

In June of 2008, BLAGO Fund went to Kosovo & Metohija to record and archive some smaller churches and monasteries. Radmilo Bozinovic, the author of this story, was with BLAGO for the first time. Besides being part of the crew for the archiving work, this is also Radmilo's personal pilgrimage to an area regarded as a cradle of Serbian identity a

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The BLAGO Fund Team donated slides and DVDs on Serbian monasteries to the Princeton and Harvard Universities. Slides and DVDs were created by the BLAGO field team during their years of extensive work in Monastery Mileseva, August 2000, 195 slides; Monastery Studenica, Monastery Gracanica, June 2003, 98 slides; Monastery Decani, June 2004, 21 slides

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From Mija StanojkovicSuccessful Start - June 24, 2001 Greetings from Belgrade, although I should do it from Mileseva. With two associates, I settled in the old dorm. The first working week is already behind us. The weather conditions were not favorable for us, but we managed. It rained non-stop for three days so we were forced to a different r

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