Balkans, Kosovo, Serbs

The Shortened List of the Serb Christian Orthodox Shrines of Kosovo-Metochia (13th-20th centuries)

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This list of shrines is based on a study by Milan Ivanovic, Crkveni spomenici XIII-XX veka (Church Monuments from 13th to 20th century) from Zaduzbine Kosova (The Foundations of Kosovo), Prizren-Belgrade 1987, and other recent publications. Dragan Jovanovic, researcher, compiled the major part of this list.

A

AJKOBILA (in the Middle Age Prozdrikobila, Pristina): demolished church in the vicinity of the present-day mosque.
AJNOVCE (in the Middle Ages Hainovci, K. Kamenica): 1. ruins of the Tamnica monastery with the church built and frescoed in the 14C on the foundations of an older Byzantme basilica; 2. remains of a church in the old cemetery on the site called Ravan.
ALAGINA RIJEKA (Pec): 1. ruins of a Serbian church on Crkveno Brdo (Church Hill); 2. remains of a church near the place called Izvorski Laz.
ARILJACA (in the Middle Ages Arhidijaca, Pristina): ancient ruins of a church and an old Serbian graveyard.

B

BABALOC (in the Middle Ages Babe, Decane): according to legend, a mosque was erected on the site of an old church.
BABLJAK (Urosevac): old church (restored in 1966, dedicated to the Holy Trinity); a Serbian priest mentioned in the census of 1455.
BACKA (Dragas): church of St. Barbara formerly occupied the site called Vakuf.
BADOVAC (Pristina): 1. remains of an old church on the site called Crkvine (i.e. ruins of a church), 2. ruins of a former church above the Belograb site; 3. ruuns of the monastery of Vojsilovica (14C) at Androvacki Breg – its stone remains were used for the building of the Catholic church of St Nicholas in Janjevo, the Turkish mill on the Gracanka river and dwellings of the Albamians from nearby villages; 4. an old church, above the cemetery, on the site called Krstac.
BAJCINA (in the Middle Ages Bajcino Podujevo): a Serbian church existed (village priest mentioned in the census of 1455).
BAJGORA (formerly Bela Gora K.Mitrovica): remains of a church on the site called Backa.
BAKS (Srbica): microtoponyms “Crkva” (Church) and “Crkveni Do” (Church Valley) indicate that a church once existed in the village.
BALABANE (Pristina): ruins of an ancient church next to the old graveyard on the site called Crkvena Livada (Church Meadow).
BALANCE (Vitina): 1. remains of the church of St Helen in the village; 2. ruins of the monastery of St Eliah, above the village.
BANOV DO (in the Middle Ages Banje Polje, K. Mitrovica): on the foundations of an old Serbiam church, a new church was erected in 1950; next to it is an ancient Serbian cemetery.
BANJE (K. Mitrovica): 1. church erected in recent times on the site of an old one, surrounded by the old and present-day village cemetery; 2. remains of a monastery with a church and a bell-tower ( 13C or 14C), restored in 1492, in the Cpilje-Kuline hamlet; a large medieval graveyard situated on the plateau surrounding the church.
BANJE, BANJA RUDNICKA (Srbica): 1. church of St Nicholas erected by the Serbian feudatory Rodop some time before 1432; restored in the 20C 2. old Serbian cemetery on the St Paraskeve hill; 3. another old Serbian cemetery towards the village of Suho Grlo.
BANJICA (Glogovac): according to legend and some microtoponyms, the church of St Sava and an old Serbian graveyard were situated in the village.
BANJICA (Lipljan): a church existed once (suggested by the reference to a village priest in the census of 1455 and the toponym “Crkvena Njiva (Church Field).
BANJSKA (K. Mitrovica): 1. monastery of Banjska 2. remains of the church of St. Elijah (mentioned in 1313) in the hamlet of Jelici; 3. remains of an old church in the hamlet of Stevonci; 4. traces of a structure, perhaps a church, in the hamlet of Kozareva Rijeka.
BANJSKA (Vucitrn): 1. old church of St Nicholas; 2. ruins of the church of St Stephen in the hamlet of Seliste.
BARAINA (in the Middle Ages Barajino or Borajno, Podujevo): according to written sources, a Serbian church existed there in the 15C.
BARANE (in the Middle Ages Barani, Pec): unascertained monastery of Barane (mentioned in 15th and 16th-century sources); 2. the site where an old graveyard was formerly siruated.
BARDOSAN (Djakovica): 1. ruins of an old Serbian church and a graveyard (recorded in the 19C); 2. archaeological ret mains of early medieval Slavic culture.
BARE (Leposavic): old Serbian graveyard.
BARILJEVO (Pristina): church of Samodreza (village priest mentioned as early as 1455); the Turks used its building material for the construction of the mill on the Lab river at the beginning of the 19C.
BATAIRE (in the Middle Ages Batahire, K. Mitrovica): the toponym “Crkva” (Church) points to the former presence of a Serbian church in the village.
BATUSA (Djakovica): a written source from 1330 refers to the church of St Nicholas in the village (according to tradition, it occupied the site of the present-day mosque).
BEGOV LUKAVAC (in the Middle Ages Lukavac Istok): remains of an old Serbian church and devastated graveyard on the hill of Vucur; a note from 1643 makes mention of the church of St George in the village.
BEGUNCE (Vitina): old church formerly existed.
BELA CRKVA (Orahovac): 1. remains of an early three-aisled Byzantine basilica and a necropolis; 2. church of St Elijah, mentioned in a source from 1330 (unascertained); 3. church of St Helena, formerly situated on the road to the Sopnic village; 4. church of the Holy Archangels, on the site called Listenol.
BELAJE (Decane): rock-cut anchoritic dwellings of the Decani monastery on Streocka Mt: 1. hermitage of King Stefan Decanski; 2. hermitage of St Helena (built up); 3. central hermitage (between the former rwo); 4. hermitage of St Ephraim (14C); 5. Belajska hermitage (church of the Virgin) chief monastic anchoritic dwelling with 14th-century frescoes.
BELASICA, VRHLAB (Podujevo): according to folk legend in the village and its surroundings there were seven sites with the ruins of former churches.
BELEG (Decane): in the previous century, the ruins of a Serbian church and old graveyard still existed in the village.
BELICA (Istok): 1. Lazarica church, formerly venerating St George (probably from the 14C; repeatedly restored in the 16C, 17C and 18C); old and new graveyards are situated next to it; 2. remains of a church.
BELINCE (Urosevac): remains of a church on the site called Kisha (Crkva (Church)).
BELO BRDO (Leposavic): uninvestigated ruins of a former church and remains of a medieval mine.
BELOGRACE (in the Middle Ages Belogradice, Kacanik): ruins of a former church with a graveyard used to exist once.
BELO POLJE (Istok): remains of a church, dedicated according to legend, to the Holy Saviour, and of an old graveyard on the site called Crkvenjak (Verger).
BELO POLJE (Pec): the census of 1455 makes mention of rwo priests and a monk in the village. Today exist: 1. church of the Presentation of the Virgin (19C) erected on the foundations of an ancient church, surrounded by an old graveyard; 2. remains of a church on the hill called Krst (Cross); 3. the cave called Careva Stolica, or Razboj (the Emperor’s Stool or the Loom) (according to legend, used to be a hermitage).
BELO POLJE (Podujevo): a church existed in the 15C.
BELUCE (Leposavic): ruins of an old church and an old graveyard. BENCUK (in the Middle Ages Bencuj Vucitnn): remains of the church and dormitory called Dusan’s church.
BEREVCE (Urosevac): 1. church of St Paraskeve with a belltower (mentioned in a note from 1353); 2. ruins of the church of St Demetrios on the site called Crkvica (Small Church)
BERIVOJCE (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): church of Globarica, dedicated to st John with frescoes from the 16/17C (village priest mentioned in the census of 1455).
BERKOVAC or BERKOVICA: unascertained village (mentioned in the 15C in the Lapska nachye) somewhere in the environs of Podujevo, with “the church of “St Vasil” (Basil).
BERKOVO (Klina): church of the Holy Archangels formerly situated on the site called Crkviste (i.e ruins of a church), demolished by the Turks; above Crkviste an old Serbian graveyard survives.
BESINJE (Pristina): an old Serbian church stood once on the site called Crkveni Do (Church Valley); an old graveyard situated today on the site called Babino Groblje; the Pustinja Leskovac monastery (mentioned in 1455) formerly located in the vicinity of the village.
BINAC (Vitina): 1. ruins of an old settlement above the village; in the village and its environs there are the ruins of the churches of St Paraskeve St Stephen and c, Nicholas (recently restored); 3. monastery of the Archangel Michael (Buzovik), south of the village, from the 14-16C with the remains of two layers of frescoes (the younger dating from the 16C).
BISTRAZIN (in the Middle Ages Bisazina, Djakovica): new church, erected on the foundations of an old one demolished in 1941; the old and new graveyard formerly situated next to it.
BISTRICA (Leposavic): remains of a church and an old graveyard.
BISTRICA SALJSKA (Leposavic): remains of an old church on the site called Crkviste (ruins of a church).
BITINJA see GORNJA and DONJA BITINJA
BIVOLJAK (Vucitrn): old cemetery, known as the Wallachian cemetery.
BLAGAJE (Pec): old Serbian cemetery.
BLJAC (Dragas): in the village with several old Serbian toponyms, the remains of a smaller church still existed in the mill-19C.
BOB (Kacanik): archaeological finds of two churches, Byzantine and medieval Serbian, with a graveyard, on the site called Crkva (Church).
BOBOVAC, BOBOVCE, BOBOJEVCE (Klina): ruins of a church with an old graveyard existed until 1870.
BOGOSEVCI (Prizren): 1. church of St Nicholas in the graveyard (16C) frescoed in the 16/17C; 2. church of the Dormition of the Virgin in the hamlet of Peicici (18C).
BOJNOVICE, BOJINOVICE (in Kolasin upon the Ibar) 1. Old cemetery, in the Bojnovacko field 2. a church formerly situated on the site called Crkvine (i.e. ruins of a church), in the centre of the village; 3. old graveyard church, on the outskirts of the village, restored in 1950.
BOLJETIN (K.Mitrovica): Sokolica monastery with the church of the Intercession the Virgin (14-15C) at the foot of the Sokolica his; the church contains damaged frescoes, especially valuable is the marble sculpture of the Virgin with Christ transferred from Banjska, the demolished mausoleum of King Milutin (1312-1316); a Serbian graveyard situated above the monastery.
BOLJEVCE (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): 1. ruins of the old church of St Panteleemon with the traces of the original fresco-pamtmg.
BORCANE (in the Middle Ages Borcani, Leposavic): new church erected in the 19C on the foundations of the ruins of a former church, on the hill above the village.
BOSCE (Kriva Reka neat Novo Brdo): several Serbian microtoponyms and an old cemetery have survived.
BOSTANE (Pristina): 1. remains of the medieval Saxon (Latin) church venerating the Virgin, scarce fragments of frescoes with Cyrillic and Roman inscriptions; 2. church of the Virgin in the graveyard, erected in the 19C with the material of the old church of the Virgin in Novo Brdo beneath Mt Javor.
BRABONIC (K. Mitrovica): old ruins of a former church.
BRADAS (Podujevo): Three churches formerly existed (whose stone remains were carried off in the 19C and 20C); the remains of one have survived.
BRAINA (Podujevo): according to histoncal sources the village had: 1. church of the Virgin Amolyntos Brainassa – of Braina (14C); 2. church of St Nicholas (14C) 3. church of St Peter (14C). The remains of two churches and two old graveyards have been uncovered in the village area
BRASALJCE (Gnjilane) 1. ruins of a former church in the hamlet of Barice; 2. ruins of a former church in the hamlet of Sasivar.
BRATILOVICE (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): 1. remains of an old church on the site called Crkviste (ruins of a church) in the location named Rupiste 2. demolished old church on the site called Prisoje in Rupiste.
BRATOTIN (Orahovac): old church on the Glavica hill; old and present-day Serbian cemetery, north of the village.
BRECE (in the Middle Ages Brezovica, Podujevo): ruins of an old church in the Haimovic (Halilovic) mahala.
BRESJE (in the Middle Ages Brestije, Pristina): church of St Catherine, demolished in the 19C by Jashar-Pasha Dzanic, restored in the 20C.
BRESNICA (K. Mitrovica): traces of the ruins of a church (village priest mentioned as early as the 15C), old graveyard on the hillock above the village; remains of amother old graveyard in the hamlet of Alin Do.
BRESTOVAC (Orahovac): microtoponym relating to the old graveyard.
BRESTOVIK (Pec): old graveyard on the site also occupied by the remains of a church (village priest mentioned in the 15C).
BREZNA (Dragas): according to legend, the church of St John occupied the site of the present-day mosque (confirmed by the toponym Crkveni Do – Church Valley).
BRNJACA (in the Middle Ages Brnjasca, Orahovac): ruins of the church of St Kyriake (mentioned in a source from 1348) embellished with stone reliefs in the 16C and repeatedly restored.
BRNJAK: 1. foundations of several structures (probably belonging to Queen Helen of Anjou palace, known only from written sources) discovered near the confluence of the Oklach stream into the Brnjicka river; 2. medieval cemetery in the hamlet of Basce; 3. remains of an old church near the graveyard in the hamlet of Dublje; 4. ruins of a church and an old graveyard on the site called Krnje; 5. remains of an old church called Crkvas in the hamlet of Presjeke 6. small dilapidated church in the hamlet of Staro Guvno 7. traces of a graveyard in the hamlet of Usce on the site where, according to tradition, a church stood once.
BROCNA (in the Middle Ages Brodna, Srbica): old Serbian graveyard and the site called Crkviste (i.e. ruins of a church) (village priest referred to in the 15C); according to legend, the village mosque was erected on the site formerly occupied by a church
BROD (Dragas): 1. church of St Demetrios (unascertained); 2. church of St Panteleimon and an old graveyard on the Pantelejci hill; 3. church of St Nicholas (completely destroyed in the 20C), 4. old Christian cemetery (situated on the site of the present-day burrial ground for cattle).
BROD (Urosevac): remains of the church of St Peter, near the village, and of an old graveyard, in the village.
BRODOSAVCE (Dragas): 1. remains of a larger church stood above the village in the 19C; 2. remains of the small medieval fortress of Zinovo in the area of the same name.
BRUS (Lipljan): a church existed in the hamlet of Velih Brus very old Jewish cemetery located near the village.
BRUSNIK (Vucitrn): remains of an old church on the site called Marina Voda.
BRUT (Dragas): old graveyard with a demolished church on the site called Vakuf.
BRVENIK (Podujevo): remains of the medieval fortress of Brvenik with the foundations of buildings and outer walls (a church situated in the centre).
BRZANCE (Leposavic): old cemetery.
BUBE (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): 1. remains of an old church in the village graveyard 2. remains of two old probably eccleciastical, buildings on the his called Bupski Siljak.
BUBLJE (Malisevo): Budisavci monastery with the church of the Transfiguration (14C), the church restored and frescoed in 1568, to the wish of the Patriarch Makarije Sokolovic.
BURINCE (in the Middle Ages Bujince, Podujevo): a church existed (demolished so that Pashas mill would be constnucted with its stone remains)
BUSINJE (Pristina) locality “Srpsko groblje” (Serbian Graveyard).
BUSOVATO, BUSOVATA (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): old cemetery (now called the Jewish cemetery).
BUSAC: unascertained village (in the wide neighborhood of Pristina), in which, according to a written source from 1581, the church of St Nicholas was located.
BUSNICE (in the Middle Ages Baosici, Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): old cemetery called Jewish, on the site called Bara.
BUZEC (Dragas): remains of an old church on the site called Crkviste (i.e. ruins of a church).

C

CAREVAJKA (Gnjilane): foundations of an old church on the site called Crkvena Bukva (Church Beech); by the stream near the village, next to the demolished church, was an old graveyard.
CAREVAC (Suva Reka): ruins of a modest-sized church.
CAREVCE (K. Kamenica): very old graveyard.
CECELIJA (Vucitrn): locality “Crkveni Do” (Church Valley).
CERANJA (Leposavic): remains of the church of St Paraskeve (with spolia from antiquity), in Ceranjska Reka, on the site called Mramor.
CERNICA (Gnjilane): village church referred to in a document from 1512. Three churches are known today: 1. ruins of the church of St Paraskeve, in the present-day village; 2. ruins of the church of the Holy Saviour, in the present-day village 3. new church of St Elijah, erected in 1933.
CEROVIK (Klina): microtopnyms “Crkva” (Church) and “Srpsko Groblje” (Serbian Graveyard) anest to the existence of an old Serbian graveyard and church.
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS in the Lapska nachye: mentioned in the 15C, with three monks (which indicates that it was a monastery), but its site has not been precisely acsertained.
CREPULJA (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): church of St Nicholas, probably erected in the 14C, completely reconstructed in the 16/17C; painted with Eescoes in the 18C.
CRKOLEZ (Istok): 1. church of St. John in the old graveyard built in the 14C, adorned with frescoes in 1672/73 (treasuring a coDection of 17th-century icons), 2. amother church might have existed near the village (grazing lands called “Sabor – Crkva” (“Cathedral Church”) and “Celije” (Cells).
CRKVENA VODICA (formerly Crvena Vodica, Pristina): remains of an old church and an old graveyard.
CRMLJANE (in the Middle Ages Crmlje, Djakovica): a church formerly located on the Crmljanska peak (village priest mentioned in the 15C), converted by the Turks into a turbeh an archaeological locality is also situated in that place (Iron Age).
CRNCE (in the Middle Ages Crnca, Istok): church at “Crnca in Hvosno” mentioned in 1264, until the middle-19C, remains of the church and the old graveyard stood on the slope above the village, on the site called Crkviste (ruins of a church).
CRNI LUG (Malisevo): in the 15C, there was a church with a priest (noted in a Turkish defter).
CRNI VRH (in the Middle Ages Cmu Vrh Pec): the 19C registered the ruins of the church of St John the Baptist; only an old graveyard exists today
CRNOLJEVO (Urosevac): according to tradition a Serbian church stood on the site of the present-day mosque.
CRNOVRAN (Malisevo): remains of the foundations of a church, on the his outside the village, on the site called “Kod Crkvenog Cera” (“By the Church Oak”).
CRVENI (Leposavic): remains of the medieval church called the Mining church.
CABIC (Klina): 1. church of St Peter, mentioned in a charter from 1335, unascertained; 2. church of St Nicholas, with 17th century frescoes, 3. remains of the “graveyard of the Lalics”, near the village intersection; 4. “the graveyard of the Mazics” in the village.
CABRA (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): old cemetery.
CAGLAVICA (Pristina): old graveyard with a modest buildmg for memorial feasts.
CAJDRAG (Suva Reka): locality “Srpsko Groblje” (Serbian Cemetery).
CARAKOVCE (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): old cemetery.
CECEVO: church of St Paraskeve constructed in 1938 on the foundations of an older church (14C), remains of two buildings from the original complex situated next to it; several old graves west of the church.
CELOPEK (Pec): old graveyard on the site called Glavicica.
CESKOVO (Klina): locality “Crkviste” (ruins of a church) and an old graveyard.
CIFLAK (Orahovac): graveyard in which the church of St Basil stood, on the eastem side of the village.
CIKATOVO (in the Middle Ages Cigotovo, Glogovac): “Jezevica” church constructed after World War 1, at present only an old graveyard exists. The foundations of the church have been dug out by the Albanians, who also plowell the site.
CITLUK (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): 1. old graveyard on the site called Dublje; 2. old graveyard and remains of walls on the site called Cardacine (where according to tradition, was a town); 3. the monastery of Duboki Potok, with the church of the Presentation of the Virgin, above the village.
CUBELJ (Srbica): localities “Crkveni Izvor” (Church Well), “Crkvena Njiva” (Church Field) and “Srpsko Groblje (Serbian Cemetary).
CESENOVICE, CESANOVICE (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): remains of an ancient church in the old graveyard, on the hillock called Crkvina (ruins of a church).
CIREZ (Srbica): in a Turkish census of the 15C the “Lozoris (?) church” was noted on the village territory; today, the locality called “Groblje Srba” (Graveyard of the Serbs) exists.
CUSKA (Pec): until recently, the old cemetery of the exiled Serbs stood completely preserved.

D

DABISEVCE (in the Middle Ages Dabizivovci, Pristina): at the end of the 19C, the abandoned church widh the foumder’s inscription above the entrance still existed.
DAJKOVCE (formerly Dojkovce, Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): old church existed on the site called Prekobanjik.
DAMJANE DAMNJANE (Djakovica) 1. church and an old graveyard formerly situated in the Trava mahala; 2. remains of a church near the site called Dva Bresta (Two Elms) (Catholic church in the village of Smac built with its stone remains); 3. church in Seh-mahala (with its stone remains, the Albanians constructed a bridge and a house in the village) 4. the fourth village church located on the site where in 1940 Mon Bajram erected his tower Two microtoponyms and the name of the village also bear witness to the existence of Serbian churches.
DAVIDOVCE (Urosevac): traces of a Serbian graveyard in the part of the village called Staroselo where a church used to occupy the site called Crkva (Church). DAZDINCE (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo) pan of the village still called Srpsko Groblje (Serbian Cemetary).
DECANE (Decane): 1. Decani monastery 2. hemmitages in Decani, see Belaje, Hemmitages.
DEDINJE (K.Mitrovica): microtoponym -Kod Crkve” (By the Church).
DELOVCE (Suva Reka): ruins of the church of St Nicholas and an old graveyard.
DESIVOJCE (Kriva Reka on Novo Brdo): remains of a church in the old graveyard have been archaeologically established.
DEVAJE (Vitina): ruins of a church on the site called Bresje (village priest mentioned in the 15C) and traces of an old settlement in Seliste.
DEVIC, monastery, see LAUSA.
DIKANCE (Dragas): remains of an old settlement with the ruins of a church in the locality called Popove Rupe (Priest’s Holes), near the village.
DIVLJAKA (in the Middle Ages Divjak, Lipljan): remains of an old village church and an old graveyard, as well as the localities “Crkva” (Church) and “Crkvena Livada” (Church Meadow).
DOBLIBARE (Djakovica): 1. archaeological remains of early medieval Slavic culture, 2. ruins of a church and a graveyard were present in tbe village in 1868; the 19C saw the construction of the turbeh called Djordje with the material from the church of St George.
DOBRAVA (in the Middle Ages Dobrhava, Leposavic): old ruins of a former church and a graveyard.
DOBRCANE (Gnjilane): 1. ruins of the so-called Latin Church, on the site named Baba-Andjin Most; 2. ruins of the church of St Basil above the village, 3. church of St Paraskeve constructed after 1918; 4. ruins of the old fortress of Kaljaja, near the village.
DOBRA VODA, UNJEMIR (Klina): 1. church (monastery?) of St Peter – Petrovica, with the remains of frescoes and stone decoration from the 14C and 16C; 2. the so-called Little Church, unresearched, on the sire called Crkveni Lug (Church Grove).
DOBRI DO (Pec): 1. written sources from 1330 make mention of the church of St Kyriake (unascertained), 2. remains of the medieval church of St Demetrios; 3. ruins of a church (considered to be the remains of the church of the Virgin Amolyntos); 2. remains of an old settlement and graveyard, near tbe ruins.
DOBRI DOL (Klina): remains of the church of St Demetrios (village priest mentioned in 1455) and an old graveyard used to exist.
DOBRI DOL (Podujevo): small village cemetery.
DOBRODOLJANE (Suva Reka): church of St Stephen existed in the 16C; demolished by Mahmud-Pasha of Skadar in the first half of the 19C, when the village was forcibly Turkized..
DOBROSEVAC (Glogovac): a written soutce from the 14C mentiones the remains of a church and “Dmitar’s church” within the village bounds, two microtoponyms testify to the existence of churches in the village and its neighbourhood.
DOBROTIN (Lipljan) old church of St Demetrios.
DOBROTIN (Podujevo): surviving graveyard; a church existed in the 15C.
DOBRUSA (Istok): remains of an old church on the hill of Vucar and two old graveyards (the Albanians from the village of Prekale made use of stone remains for tbe construction of their houses),
DOBRUSTA (Prizren): monastic church of St Nicholas, restored around 1332 by King Dusan (there are several locations near the village on which it might have stood).
DOJNICE, DOJINICE (in the Middle Ages Doenci, Prizren): over the ruins of the church of the Virgin of the Passion a new church was erected in 1940.
DOLAC (Klina): the Turkish census of 1455 makes mention of two village priests and a monastery with three monks near the village, today exist: 1. church of the Presentation of the Virgin, formerly in the monastic range (remains of two expansive wars), with frescoes dating from the 14C and from 1620; 2. traces of a church in one of three old graveyards.
DOLJ (Djakovica): a church existed on the site called Doljska Crkva (Doljska Church).
DOLJAK (Vucitrn): old graveyard; microtoponym “Crkvina” (ruins of a church) testisfies to the existence of a church.
DOMANEK (in the Middle Ages Domaneg Malisevo): in the mill-19C, the remains of an old church, according to legend a monastery, were noted; as early as the 14C the church of St Elias existed in the village or its environs.
DOMOROVCE (Izmornik): ruins of a large monastery on the hill of Popovac and three very old graveyards in the village and near the Konculjska gorge.
DONJA BITINJA (Urosevac): 1. church of St Theodore with 16th-century frescoes; 2. church of St Demetrios, the 16C.
DONJA DUBNICA (Vucitrn): an old church formedy existed (village priest mentioned as early as 1455) ,probably somewhere around today’s Crkveni Do (Church Valley).
DONJA DUBNICA (Podujevo): a church existed in the 15C.
DONJA FUSTICA (Glogovac): ruins of a medieval church ( 14C and 16C), near the site called Crkva (Church).
DONJA GADIMLJA (Lipljan): microtoponym “Crkva Jorgovanova” (Jorgovan’s Church).
DONJA GUSTERICA (Lipljan): church of the Holy Prince Lazar erected at the outset of the 20C, on the site of the old church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist.
DONJA KLINA (Srbica): as early as 1455, the village had a priest; today the microtoponym “Crkva” (Church) exists.
DONJA LAPASTICA (Podujevo) the village had a church in the 15C its site is probably indicated by the present-day microtoponym “Crkva” (Church).
DONJA RAKOVICA: an unascertained village in the sanjak of Vucitrn and the Lapska nachye (the Turkish census of 1455 makes mention of the church of St Nicholas near the village).
DONJA SUDIMLJA (Vucitrn): old cemetery.
DONJE DOBREVO (in the Middle Ages Dobrijevo, Pristina): at the time of the immigration of the Albanians in the 18C, a Serbim church stood on the site called Crkva (Church).
DONJE GODANCE (Urosevac): village church constructed after World War 1.
DONJE ISEVO (Leposavic): ruins of an old church and an old graveyard.
DONJE KORMINJANE (Izmornik): church with 19th-century frescoes.
DONJE LJUPCE (Podujevo) a church existed in the 15C (the census of 1455 refers to two village priests), and a monastery was situated in the neighbourhood.
DONJE NERODIMLJE (Urosevac): according to the Turkish census of 1455, the village had two Serbian priests. At present, there are: 1. remains of the church of St Stephen; 2. restored church of the Virgin on the Glavica hill 3. church of St Nicholas, erected on the foundations of sm old church.
DONJE ZABARE (K. Mitrovica): locality called “Crkva” (Church).
DONJI JASENOVIK (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): remains of churches on the hill of Janjevac and in the location called Staro Groblje (Old Graveyard).
DONJI LIVOC (Gnjilane): tuins of a church at the top called llijina Glava.
DONJI MAKRES (Gnjilane): traces of an old settlement and the foundations of a Serbian church on the site called Seliste; rwo old graveyards on the sites of Rudna Padina and Ljudje.
DONJI OBILIC (Srbica): microtoponyms “Crkva” (Church) and “Crkvena Glava (Church Head).
DONJI SIBOVAC (Podujevo): a church existed once (the census of 1455 mentions a village priest).
DONJI STRMAC (Srbica): remains of in old church on the site called Crkvina (ruins of a church).
DONJE RAMNJANE (Vitina): ruins of an old church registered at the start of the 19C.
DRAGANAC (Gnjilane): monastery with the church of the Archangel Gabriel erected in the 19C over the ruins of an old church.
DRAGAS: remains of an old churh and a graveyard on the site called Cukare.
DRAGOBILJE (Malisevo): church of the Virgin mentioned in a 14th century written source.
DRAGOBRATA: unascertained village in the sanjak of Vucitrn; a monk mentioned in the 15C, and the church of St John in the 16C.
DRAGOLJEVAC (Istok): remains of two churches (in the Petkovica field and on the site called Crkvine (ruins of a church) and an old Serbian graveyard; as early as the 14C, the so-called Krstovo Crkviste (i.e. ruins of the Church of the Cross) stood near the village.
DRAGOVAC (Pristina) old graveyard
DRAINOVICE (K. Mitrovica): ruins of an ancient church with an old graveyard.
DRAJCICI (Prizren): church of St. Nicholas (the end of the 16C), with frescoes smd icons from the 16/17C.
DRAJKOVCE (Urosevac): church of the 40 martyrs of Sebasteia from the 16C (restored)
DRAMNJAK (m the Middle Ages Drobnjak, Urosevac): an old church occupied the site called Crkvene Jaruge (Church Gullies).
DREN (Leposavic): remains of a church.
DRENOVAC (Klina): remains of the church of St Nicholas registered in the 19C; at present, there is an old graveyard.
DRENOVAC (Orahovac): worship stone above the village (m all probability, remnant of the old church of St Panteleimon).
DRENOVCIC (Klina): a church formerly existed on the his above the village, on the site called Crkviste (ruins of a church); at present, two cemetenes are located near the village.
DRENOGLAVA (Kacanik): ruins of the so-called Macicka church, not far from the village.
DROBNJAK (Kacanik): graveyard and the church of St George formerly existed (village priests mentioned in the censuses of 1452 smd 1455).
DRSNIK (Klina): 1. remains of an old fortress, on the hill above the village; 2. church of St Paraskeve (St Nicholas) with 16th-century frescoes; 3. remains of a former church in the place called Celije (Cdls)
DUBOKA (in the Middle Ages Glboko, Leposavic): a new church erected on the foundations of an old one, on Duplje hill.
DUBOKI POTOK (in Kolasin upon the Ibar): church of the Virgin in the monastery of the Presentation of the Virgin erected in the 14C, restored in the 166 and 18C, and also in recent tmmes.
DUBOVNIK (Decane): ruins of an old church and an old graveyard
DUBOVO (Pec): according to tradition, the present-day mosque was erected on the site of a former church; the remains of an old Serbian graveyard are situated at the foot of the Ozrim hill.
DUGA (Lipljan): microtoponym “Crkva” (Church) and a census from the 15C bear witness to the existence of a Serbian church.
DUJAK (Djakovica): ruins of an old church with a churchyard existed in the 19C.
DULJE (in the Middle Ages Duhlje, Suva Reka): 1. remains of the church of the Holy Sanour in the graveyard, 2. ruins of the church of St Paraskeve by the spring of the Lukara stream.
DUNAVO (Gnjilane): 1. ruins of sm old church near the site called Velika Kosa; 2. ruins of a church near the site called Reka.
DUZ (formerly Dusje or Dusci, Podujevo): a Serbian church existed in the 15C; the ruins of three churches registered in the 19C.
DVORANE (Suva Reka): 1. modest village church of the Holy Saviour, 2. ruins of the church of the Archangel Michael; 3. Serbian cemetery demolished by the Albanians in 1984,
DJAKOVICA 1. unascertained church (in the 16C), metoch of the Decani monastery, a village priest mentioned as early as the 15C); 2. church of the Dormition of the Virgin (with icons from the 17C, 18C and 19C) in Srpska Street; 3. Iarge church, mausoleum of the Serbian warriors fallen in the wars of 1912-1918 (dynamited in 1949).
DJELEKARE (Vitina): ruins of a church probably existed in the vicinity of today’s Crkveni Kladenac (Church Well) (village priest mentioned in the census of 1455).
DJOCAJ (Decane): microtoponym “Grobac” (Small Grave) marks a Serbian grave or graveyard (perished).
DJONAJ (Prizren): 1. remains of the church of St Catherine, near an old mill, 2. remains of a church (Catholic?), on the site called Gedza.
DJURAKOVAC (Istok): 1. church of St Nicholas, with a sepulchar slab from the 14C and frescoes from the 16C a stecak tombstone from the 14/15C in the Serbiam graveyard in front of the church; 2. a Catholic church recently built over the remains of the church of the Holy Anargyroi; 3. ruins of a former church with an old graveyard, at the present-day trash dump.
DJURDJEV DOL (Kacanik): remains of an old church registered on the site called Crkva (Church).
DJURKOVCE (Urosevac): toponym “Crkviste” (ruins of a church) points to the existence of an old church.

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ENCE (Pristina): a microtoponym testifies to the existence of a church.

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FIRAJA (Urosevac), see PAPRATNA
FIRIDJEJE (formerly Stanilovac, Knva Reka near Novo Brdo): old graveyard.

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GATANJE (Urosevac): the village had three churches: 1. on the site called Manastir (Monastery); 2. on the site called Kaludjere (of the Monks) 3. church of St Nicholas (recently reconstructed in east of Gornja Mahala).
GAZIVODE (K. Mitrovica): remains of a town-fortress stood on the hill above the village; an old graveyard located in the village.
GLADNO SELO (Glogovac): microtoponym “Crkveni Do” (Church Valley) points to the existence of a village church.
GLAVICICA (Pec): old and present day cemetery.
GLIVNIK (Dragas): ancient graveyard and ruins of a church on the site of an old, abandoned village.
GLOBOCICA (Dragas) present day mosque constructed upon the foundations of a former church; the plateau above the village still called Crkva (Church)
GLOBOCICA (in the Middle Ages Dlbocica, Kacanik): at the end of the 19C, the church of St Nicholas (?) with an old graveyard, whose traces have been destroyed, stood in the centre of the village.
GLODJANE (Decane): old cemetery (called Zivko’s Cemetery), in the Zivkaj mahala.
GLOGOVAC: remains of the foundations of a medieval church, on Mt Kosmaca, south of the village; a Serbiam cemetery in the village.
GLOGOVCE GLOGOVICA (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): ruins of an old church in the hamlet of Demovici.
GLOGOVCE (Lipljan): old cemetery (called Svatovsko, i.e. the Wellding Guests’ Cemetery).
GMINCE (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): ruins of the old church of St Paraskeve on the site called Crkve (Churches).
GNJEZDANE (in the Middle Ages Gnjezdani, Leposavic): old cemetery.
GNJILANE (in the Middle Ages Gnivljani): church of St Paraskeve probably occupied the site called Petkovce (Petigovce) 2. monastery of St John south of the town (demolished by the Turks in the 18C); 3. church of St Nicholas, erected in the 19C on the foundations of an older church.
GODANCE (in the Middle Ages Hudince, Glogovac): according to written sources from the 15C and 17C, the vilsage had a church.
GOJBULJA (Vucitm): old church of St Paraskeve in the village graveyard (recently restored); a Serbian graveyard from the 18C.
GORANCE (Kacanik): 1. church of St Atanas (Athanasios) in the centre of the village demolished by the Albanians, 2. ruins of the church (monastery?) of St Elijah, above the village, 3 church of St Nicholas, formerly located in the west part of the village; 4. ruins of the church of St Paraskeve, in the west part of the village 5. church of the Virgin, situated in the north-east of the village; 6. church of St George in the north of the village (demolished in the 19C); 7. church of the Holy Archangels, previously located in the north-east side of the village.
GORAZDEVAC (in the Middle Ages Gorazde Vas, Pec): 1. Iog-cabin church, dedicated to St Jerome, dating from the 16C (the oldest in Serbia), in the old graveyard; 2. church of the Intercession of the Virgin, erected in 1926.
GORNJA BITINA (Urosevac): new church constructed over the remains of the old church of St George (the apse with old frescoes) several stone slabs from the 14C have survived in the church and next to it (the Turkish census of 1455 makes mention of two village priests).
GORNJA BRNJICA (Pristina): church of the Holy Aposdes Peter and Paul, erected in 1975 on the foundations of the old church of St Nicholas.
GORNJA GUSTERICA (Lipljan): 1. ruins of a former church, dedicated to St Elijah; 2. ruins of the church of the Virgin Amolyntos with an old graveyard.
GORNJA KLINA (Srbica): a 15th-century source makes mention of “the monastery of St Ahilije” (Achilleios) in the vicinity of the village; several microtoponyms testify to the existence of a church.
GORNJA KRUSICA (Suva Reka): microtoponym “Srpsko Groblje” (Serbian Cemetery).
GORNJA LAPASTICA (Podujevo): a village church existed in the 15C (when mention is made of its priest), probably on the site of the present-day ruins.
GORNJA NERODIMLJA (Urosevac): in the 14C, the palaces of Serbian rulers were situated in Nerodimlja (Rodimlja Porodimlja). Today exist: 1. monastery of the Holy Archangels from the 14C, restored in 1700; 2. church of the Dormition of the Virgin (“the Monastery of St Uros”), in the hamlet of Sarenik dating, according to legend from the 14C, 3. remains of the church of St Nicholas, near the site called Kaludjerska Vodenica (Monks’ Mill), where the ruins of several secular structures (as it seems, the palaces of rulers) are situated; 4. foundations of three churches in the village.
GORNJA SLATINA (Vitina): microtoponym “Crkvene Njive” (Church Fields) testifies that the village used to have a church.
GORNJA SRBICA (Prizren): church of St Basil, erected in 1863 over the ruins of an old church.
GORNJA SUDIMLJA (Vucitrn): remains of a church on the site called “Crkviste” (ruins of a church) and two old Serbian graveyards.
GORNJA SIPASNICA (Knva Reka near Novo Brdo): ruins of a church, in the village, and the church of St Panteleimon, in a village field, towards Donja Sipasnica.
GORNJE GADIMLJE (Lipljan): ruins a former church and the significant archaeological site called Gradina (Lower Stone Age and Iron Age).
GORNJE GODANCE (Lipljan): ruins of an old church on the site called Zirovnica.
GORNJE KARACEVO (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): a priest mentioned in the village in the 15C, so that it must have had a church at that time, nowadays, the area of the old Serbian graveyard is used by the Albanians for grazing cattle.
GORNJE KORMINJANE (Izmomik): the demolished monastery of St George in the wood not far from the village; an old graveyard next to the village.
GORNJE KUSCE (Gnjilane): remains of the churches of St Paraskeve and St Kyriake.
GORNJE LJUBINJE (Prizren): remains of the church” of St Paraskeve and St Kyriake.
GORNJE LJUPCE (Podujevo): a church existed, and perhaps a monastery as well (the census of 1455 makes mention of a village priest and a monk).
GORNJE POTOCANE (Orahovac): old church and graveyard formerly existed.
GORNJE PREKAZE (Srbica): in the 16C, mention is made of the monastic church of the Dormition of the Virgin; the old and new cemeteries exist nowadays.
GORNJE SELO (Prizren): the graveyard church of St George with stone ornamentation and frescoes from the 16/17C.
GORNJE VINARCE (K. Mitrovica): medieval church, restored in the 16C; in 1972, demolished by a group of Albanians.
GORNJI and DONJI CRNOBREG (in the Middle Ages Crveni Breg, Decane): a written source from 1330 refers to the church of St Nicholas (stir existed in the 19C) and St George in the environs of the village.
GORNJI and DONJI STREOC (Decane): in the 14C, mention is made of the church of St Stephen (Stefanja church) and the monastery of the Holy Anargyroi, the old Serbian cemetery with one stecak situated in Nevestin Vrh (Bride’s Peak)
GORNJI JASENOVIK (K. Mitrovica): remains of a church and an old graveyard on the Leskovaca hillock and the site called Rovce.
GORNJI KRNJIN (in the Middle Ages Krnjino, Leposavic): ruins called the Latin church.
GORNJI LIVOC (Gnjilane): the site of a former church, near the hamlet of Jabucani.
GORNJI MAKRES (Gnjilane): remains of an old settlement and old graveyard on the site called Grobljiste.
GORNJI OBILIC (Srbica): acccording to a 17th-century travel account and folk tradition, the monastery of St George was situated in the vicinity of the village; next to the village, there is an old cemetery.
GORNJI PETRIC (Klina): remains of an ancient church in the graveyard (where according to tradition, was the monastery of St John the Baptist) and the ruins of the medieval town of Petric, on the his above the village.
GORNJI STRMAC (between Kolasin upon the Ibar and Drenica): old graveyard church (restored in recent times) in the hamlet of Perkovac, and the old Serbian cemetery in the hamlet of Rusce.
GORNJI STRMAC (Srbica): restored old church and an old graveyard.
GORNJI SUVI DO (K. Mitrovica): small church and an old graveyard.
GOROZUP (Prizren): umril recent times, the microroponym of the old Serbian cemetery was preserved.
GOTOVUSA (Urosevac): 1. church of St Nicholas with 16th-century frescoes; 2. old church of the Dormition of the Virgin (restored in 1886); 3. traces of an old church in the vicinity of the ancient fortress of Zidovica.
GRABAC (Klina): remains of the church of the Holy Trinity and an old graveyard.
GRABANICA (Klina): the surviving name of the old Serbian cemetery.
GRABOVAC (K. Mitrovica): old graveyard and the ruins of a former church.
GRACE (Vucitrn): old graveyard and the ruins of a formet church were situated in Ljigate, near the river Lab.
GRACANICA (Pristina): 1. Gracanica monastery); 2. medieval hermitage of St Luke near the Kiznicki stream; 3. monument to the Serbian soldiers fallen in the wars of 1912-1918; 4. Gladnice, an early Slavic necropolis from the 6-7C.
GRADICA (Glogovac): according to 15th-century Turkish census, a church existed there.
GRADJENIK (Kriva Reka near Novo Brdo): remains of demolished church on the site called Seliste and in the Kaludjerica mahala.
GRAMOCEL (in the Middle Ages Grmocel, Decane): foundations of an old church with the remains of medieval bricks and frescoes (the census of 1455 makes mention of a village priest) in the present-day Catholic cemetery.
GRANICANE (Leposavic): 1. remains of an old church in the village graveyard, 2. church erected around 1860 in the old graveyard, razed ro the ground in 1876.
GRAZDANIK (m the Middle Ages Ogradjenik, Prizren): in the 14C, the church of St Pantaleemon stood on the hill near the village demolished in the 16C by Suzi Celebija a converted Turk from Prizren, who erecred a palace on its site.
GRCINA,