Dobrićevo Monastery

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Dobrićevo Monastery
Манастир Добрићево
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Dobrićevo Monastery is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dobrićevo Monastery
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Basic information
Geographic coordinates 42°49′03″N 18°24′48″E / 42.8175°N 18.4133°E / 42.8175; 18.4133Coordinates: 42°49′03″N 18°24′48″E / 42.8175°N 18.4133°E / 42.8175; 18.4133
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina
Website website
Completed 1232
Length 15.5 metres (51 ft)
Width 8 metres (26 ft)
Height (max) 8 metres (26 ft)[1]

Dobrićevo Monastery (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Добрићево) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery built in the first half of the 13th century in the Kingdom of Serbia (modern-day Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina). The building was originally built by the river Trebišnjica and moved in 1964 to the village Orah in the municipality of Bileća because its original location was flooded after hydro power plant near Bileća was completed in 1965.[2]

History[edit]

The monastery was built on the foundations of earlier Christian basilica which was, according to the local legend, built by Constantine the Great and Helena.[3] Slava of Dobrićevo Monastery is Presentation of Mary.[4] The legend says that narthex was built after the main church building by members of the Aleksić family whose descendants still lived in nearby Oputna Rudina village at the beginning of the 20th century.[5]

During its history the monastery was destroyed or damaged many times. In 1672 it was burnt by the Ottomans.[6] Ottomans again razed this monastery in 1687, after they were defeated and expelled from Herceg Novi. During the Herzegovina Uprising (1875–78) the monastery was again destroyed and robbed.[7]

On 5 August 1914 the monastery was seriously damaged by the soldiers of Austria-Hungary who put straw inside the church and burned it in order to destroy the frescoes.[8] On that occasion many books and relics in the church were destroyed too, while only a part was saved by the monks.[9] Near Dobrićevo Monastery was Kosijerevo Monastery, on another side of river Trebišnjica which today belongs to Montenegro.[10] Like Dobrićevo, Kosijerevo monastery has also been moved to another location, to Petrovići village, near Nikšić in the region of Banjani tribe.[11]

The Dobrićevo Monastery was designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Jovićević 2011, p. 51
  2. ^ Zdravko Kajmaković (1971). Zidno slikarstvo u Bosni i Hercegovini. Veselin Masleša,. p. 199. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Boris Nilević (1990). Srpska pravoslavna crkva u Bosni i Hercegovini do obnove Pećke patrijaršije 1557. godine. Veselin Masleša. p. 154. Retrieved 8 August 2013. За Добрићево, као и за остале манастире у Херцеговини, по- стоји предање да су га саградили цар Константин и царица Јелена... 
  4. ^ "Слава манастира Добрићево". Serbian Orthodox Church. 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  5. ^ P. Jovićević 2011, p. 51
  6. ^ Zavičaj. Matica iseljenika Crne Gore. October 1983. p. 18. Retrieved 8 August 2013. Сличну историју имаће и остали херцеговачки манастири (Добрићево су 1672. запалили Турци 
  7. ^ P. Jovićević 2011, p. 51
  8. ^ Starinar. Arheološki institut. 1925. p. 72. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  9. ^ P. Jovićević 2011, p. 51
  10. ^ Ljubo Mihić (1975). Ljubinje sa okolinom. Dragan Srnic. p. 110. Retrieved 8 August 2013. МАНАСТИР ДОБРИЋЕВО је православни манастир на десној обали Требишњице у општини Билећа у непосредној близини црногорског манастира Косијерева 
  11. ^ "Манастир Косијерево, Петровићи у Бањанима". Svetigora. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Amra Hadžimuhamedović (2006). "Monastery of the Presentation of the Virgin in Dobrićevo". Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments. 

Further reading[edit]

  • P. Jovićević, Andrija (2011) [1930—1939], Drevni srpski Manastiri [Ancient Serbian monasteries] (in Serbian), Nikšić: Izdavački centar Matice srpske – Društva članova u Crnoj Gori, ISBN 978-9940-580-05-6