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image2.jpg Belgrade, 11/28/01 - Serbian Unity Congress' Blago Fund donated the latest generation computer and scanner to monastery Manasija.

Serbian Unity Congress' Blago Fund donated the latest generation computer and scanner to monastery Manasija. Computer will be used by the sisterhood of Manasija to archive one of the oldest and reachest library on the Balkan penninsula. Since the early XIVth century, Manasija monastery was the home of the Resava School, where educated monks did literally and copying work.

The main aim of the Blago Fund is to preserve and promote Serbian cultural heritage, and gift to Manasija monastery is yet another step towards that goal.

In the letter that to the monastery sisterhood, amongst other is said:

"One of the reasons why our organisation exists is to facilitate the preservation of the precious spiritual and cultural heritage left to us by our ancestors. It is equally important that this heritage is shown in a contemporary manner and a contemporary outlook. Knowing that the Manasija monastery has the oldest monastery library on the Balkans with many valuable and aged books that your sisterhood took care for many centuries, we are sure that this modern equipment would help you in important work of archiving this treasure."

Serbian Unity Congress wishes to emphasize special gratitude to Mother Varvara from Manasija monastery, without whose wholehearted collaboration this project would not be fulfilled.

 

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