His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will consecrate the Church and officiate Hierarchical Liturgy on Saturday, 8 August 2015, at 0800.
Over there, in the south, in the vicinity of Hutovo, the Neretva, and the Bregava, on a hill in Prebilovci a miracle is happening. An event is happening, the most important event for man, the world and its existence. Resurrection is happening. God is frequenting his people; God is resurrecting human bones; Lord’s Wisdom is building a home for Himself and them, the martyrs’ bones.
Seventy-five years ago the martyrs of Prebilovci lived the same lives as we do today: they worried, they worked, they feared, they hoped, they had things and were deficient in them, they rejoiced and mourned, they sang at times and at times they cried; they fantasized, loved and dreamed.
However, some other people, having let evil and the evil one into their hearts, set their minds on murdering them. Not merely to deprive them of their property, their joy and sorrow, but of much more – they set their minds on depriving them of the life itself. And they committed the misdeed. They murdered the women, the children, the adults, the elderly men and women. They threw them into pits, bottomless pits, into the deepest darkness, into the depths of soil. Then, among themselves they divided the plunder – their property, their husbandry, their sheep and horses, their oxen, their fruits and vegetables, their corn and vineyards. But soon, as soon as the war was over, it was not to be for them to enjoy the plunder. The evil people roamed about the world; the murderers and slayers; drunkards, liars; their tracks were covered and they would vanish without leaving a trace. Finally, fifty years after the Golgotha, martyrs’ bones saw the light and the sun; they shone in the midst of the darkness of human evil as peace and a reminder, and the sons of the martyrs, at last, buried their ancestors’ bones worthily.