The Duži Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Intercession of the Theotokos and located 10 kilometres west of the city of Trebinje in southern Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was first mentioned in historical sources in 1694, when it served as a refuge for monks from the nearby Tvrdoš Monastery which was then destroyed by Venetians during the Morean War. That year the see of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina was transferred from Tvrdoš to Duži, where it remained until 1777, when the see was relocated to Mostar.

During the latter half of the 19th century, the monks of Duži supported the uprisings of Herzegovinian Serbs against the Ottomans, who therefore damaged and looted the monastery in 1858, 1861, and 1877. Mićo Ljubibratić, a leader of the Herzegovina Uprising of 1875–1877, had his headquarters at the Duži Monastery. In 1878, after the Congress of Berlin, Bosnia and Herzegovina were occupied by Austria-Hungary. The monastery was severely damaged in a fire on 6 September 1886. Its renovation was supported by the Austro-Hungarian government of Bosnia-Herzegovina with fund of 200,000 guldens. A bronze plaque was placed in the renovated church, with text in Serbian expressing gratitude to Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph.

After World War I, the monastery was inhabited by Russian monks who fled from Russia in the wake of the October Revolution. In 1935, they painted the walls of the church with frescoes in a Russian style. In 1941, three of these monks were killed by Yugoslav Partisans. The monastery was deserted after World War II, and it fell into disrepair. Between 1954 and 1958, it was used by the Yugoslav People's Army to house soldiers. In 1959, it became a nunnery, and the nuns gradually restored the dilapidated monastery. During the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s, it was shelled by the Croatian Army, but without much damage to it. Today, the economy of the Duži Monastery involves beekeeping and the production of wine, rakia, and dairy products.



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Founded: 1694
Category: Religious sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Aleksandar Korać (Korall) (11 months ago)
A beautiful monastery dedicated to the shroud of the Holy Mother of God
Mifos Milorad Ivančević (11 months ago)
The nuns brightened our day. So pleasant, cordial and hospitable, with a pleasant story about the difficult times that the monks of the monastery went through.
Martina Živanić (2 years ago)
A place that has a soul.
Arek Zet (2 years ago)
Not available to everyone, you need batiuszko permission. But the impressions are very exciting. It doesn't seem like it from the outside, but it makes a big impression from the inside. Before entering, it is worth reading about the history of this place and the works hidden there! Different world. Batiuszka and his wife are very nice and friendly, hospitable beyond measure! And the cake .... !!!!! Watch out for the road, stone and holes on both sides!
Predrag Popovic (6 years ago)
Serbian Orthodox Curch Monastery Duzi, Trebinje - Herzegovina, Republic Srpska The monastery is a monastery of the Eparchy of the Zahumno-Herzegovina and coastal Serbian Orthodox Church , located on the Trebisnjica River, 4 kilometers southwest of Trebinje . The monastery is dedicated to the cover of the Holy Virgin, and is mentioned for the first time in the 17th century History In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Duke monastery was a methotre of the Tvrdosh Monastery . After the end of the 17th century, more precisely 1694 . Monastery Tvrdosh destroyed, the monks led by the Metropolitan of Herzegovina, Savatia Ljubibratić, went to the monastery of Duzi and renewed it. The Duchy Monastery was the seat of the Metropolitan of Herzegovina until the abolition of the Patriarchate of Pec in 1776 . years. Monastery Church The monastery church is a one-nave building with a semicircular altar . The monastery preserves manuscript church books from the 17th to 19th centuries brought by Russian monks from Kiev and Moscow . Part of the Holy Cross is also kept in the monastery. Nursery produces wine, brandy and honey on the monastery estate. One of the attendants of the monastery was count Sava Vladisavljevic . Demolishing monastery Duzi The Duchy Monastery was plundered and devastated several times. He was most at risk in the second half of the 19th century. In the period between the First and Second World War, Russian monks stayed in the monastery who had fled from Russia after the Revolution. Russian monks were killed in mid- 1941 . years. During the Civil war in Bosnia (1992-1995), the monastery was shelled by the Croatian army from the direction of Dubrovnik , but it did not suffer. The Igumania Monastery from 1959 to 2015 was Teodora Delić (1938-2015).
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