2014

Red Vitezova Templara Srbije donosi Deklaraciju  o potrebi zaštite hrišćanske baštine na teritoriji srpske južne pokrajine. Tom prilikom visoki oficiri našeg reda su bili saglasni oko aktivnosti kako međunarodnom Redu predstaviti probleme našeg naroda na teritoriji Kosova i Metohije.

DEKLARACIJA O POTREBI ZAŠTITE HRIŠĆANSKE KULTURNE BAŠTINE NA KOSOVU I METOHIJI I HRIŠĆANSKIH STRADALNIKA U SVETU

Aktuelni međunarodni izazovi i versko-konfesionalni sukobi su još jednom kao i nebrojeno puta u istoriji do sada pred Red Vitezova Templara (OSMTH) kao glavni zadatak njihovog misionarskog rada postavili potrebu zaštite Hrišćanstva u Svetu. Kroz zapretenu mrežu medijske manipulativnosti ipak se sve jasnije promalja činjenica velike ugroženosti Hrišćana u mnogim regionima sveta. Velike hrišćanske zajednice u Africi, na Bliskom istoku, Aziji, ali na žalost i u Evropi danas, osobito na prostoru Kosova i Metohije, predstavljaju jednu od najugroženijih religijskih skupina.

Osporena su im osnovna ljudska i verska prava, ruše im se i pale bogomolje, proteruju ili čak ubijaju sveštenici i monasi, zatiru hrišćanska teritorijalna obeležja o postojanju a čitave porodice su prinuđene da zbog verskog terora napuštaju svoja vekovna staništa. Iako su ovim talasom nasilja pogođene na stotine hiljada hrišćana zvanične međunarodne, međuvladine i nevladine organizacije još uvek nedovoljno transparentno ukazuju na dubinu i razmere njihovog stradanja a kamo li da preduzimaju efikasne mere njihove zaštite. U takvom kontekstu javila se snažna potreba da upravo Templarski red, na sebe preuzme važnu ulogu pokretača sveobuhvatnih mera za sprečavanje daljeg versko-političkog nasilja i bolje zaštite hrišćanskih stradalnika. Takvom aktivnošću će na najbolji način biti potvrđena vekovna misija našeg reda te dokazana potreba i svrha njegovog modernog postojanja.

Konkretan primer radikalnog ugrožavanja hrišćanske baštitne danas u Evropi jeste teritorija južne srpske pokrajine Kosova i Metohije. Na tom prostoru se nažalost i dalje dešavaju procesi devastacije ukupne versko-kulturne baštine, kulturno – istorijskih spomenika a naročito hrišćanskih svetinja (manastira, crkava, grobalja, spomenika i dr.). Prisutan je takođe i sve radikalniji pokušaj otimanja i promene etničkog i versko-konfesionalnog identiteta te baštine i nasleđa. Ovi procesi su izuzetno opasni jer se radi o prostoru koji je zavetna zemlja srpskog pravoslavnohrišćanskog naroda, arhetipski kodiran u istorijskoj i nacionalnoj svesti Srba, koji je vekovima bio riznica hrišćanske duhovnosti i umetnosti, ali i prva predstraža i odbrana Evrope od nadirućeg Islama. Zbog svega navedenog, neophodno je reaktuelizovati inicijativu Velikog Priorata Vitezova Templara Srbije iz 2011 godine da se pred zvaničnicima i uglednicima UNESKO-a pokrene postupak trajne zaštite hrišćanskih svetinja kao ukupne svetske kulturene baštine koja se mora staviti pod njegov protektorat i sačuvati za naredna pokolenja.

Radi boljeg sagledavanja trenutnog stanja ugroženosti tih svetinja, kao i radi potrebe ponovnog duhovnog hodočašća na izvorišta hrišćanske kulture i religioznosti, predlažemo da se sledeće godine organizuje hodočasničko putovanja na Kosovo i Metohiju međunarodnih predstavnika našeg reda. Taj poklonički put bi pokazao ne samo našu iskrenu spremnost da učinimo čin velike metanije pred zadivljujućim svetinjama i svetiteljima hrišćanstva na KiM , već i odlučnost da se ta viševekovna hrišćanska sakralna i kulturna dobra adekvatno zaštite i da ostanu kao trajni belezi veličine i raskoši hrišćanske kulture na Zapadnom Balkanu. Mi Vitezovi Templari Srbije osećamo posebnu obavezu da u sklopu ukupne viteške misije i poslanja koja podrazumeva revitalizaciju i oplemenjivanje bazičnih hrišćanskih vrednosti i simbola u našem društvu, posebno istaknemo važnost protektivne funkcije našeg reda u potrebi zaštite Hrišćana i podizanja svesti o jačanju hrišćanske solidarnosti danas u svetu jer je na žalost Hrišćanstvo kao složeni i nezamenjivi deo naših kulturno – moralnih kodova postojanja, sve više izloženo korozivnim silama relativizacije i devastacije.

U Beogradu: 7.7.2014.
Veliki Prior III, Dragutin Zagorac

2015

Nakon Deklaracije Vitezova Templara Srbije, tokom prve polovine 2015. godine usledilo je aktivno lobiranje u međunarodom redu. Kruna takvih aktivnosti našeg Reda oličena je u Rezoluciji 12/2015 međunarodnog Reda.  

OSMTH RESOLUTION NR 12 OF 2015

[Cologne, Germany, October 1 to 3 in 2015]

 

RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTRAORDINARY ISSUES – CHALLENGING BOTH OUR ORDER AND THE WORLD IN 2015

 

WHEREAS, in October of 2015 the Grand Magistral Council of OSMTH, meeting in Cologne in Germany, has been petitioned by numerous organizational and international bodies to review three issues which pose grave threats to the Christian Faith, to the stability of both the Middle East and, in the near term, possibly major parts of Europe; and which, regrettably, bring back past practices of people against peoples of the most evil type; and

WHEREAS, these practices are challenging the best planning of the European Union, the United Nations, many of the governments of the Middle East and the Faiths of the Sons of Abraham; and

WHEREAS, the first of these challenges involves the assault upon the cultural and religious herit- age of many of the great religions of the world, and in particular of the Christian Faith; and

  • WHEREAS, what was believed in 2001 to be an isolated attack by the Taliban on the Bud- dhist sculptures of the Buddhas of Bamiyan has widened into a fierce assault against the her- itage of many faiths; and
  • WHEREAS, these attacks have continued unabated with ever growing intensity by Islamist extremists, examples of which are Christian cultural heritage sites in Kosovo and Methohja, followed by an “ISIS”/DAESH campaign to exterminate the Christian presence in all parts of Iraq and Syria under their control, including churches in Mosul and the Christian church of the Virgin Mary in Syria; and
  • WHEREAS, DAESH, in their uncivilized rage, further focused on Muslim historic and cul- tural sites, including the Muslim Sufi sites such as the destruction of the tombs of the Sufi Saints in the Aleppo countryside; and carried out the unspeakable and barbaric acts of pil- laging for profit, or otherwise demolishing, one of the most historic collections of cultural and religious artifacts in Syria and the murder of the Syrian Antiquities Director Khaled al- Asaad; and
  • WHEREAS, DAESH has taken all opportunities to pillage synagogues and Jewish religious artifacts within their reach; and
  • WHEREAS, many of these sites are on the list of World Heritage in Danger assembled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and
  • WHEREAS, the Grand Priors of OSMTH strongly believe that such acts of destruction are abhorrent, unacceptable in a civilized world, and must be viewed as direct threats against all, or parts, of the Great Religions of the world; and that such activities must be made public and opposed and that delegations from this Order should raise awareness of this threat by visiting such sites, as and when appropriate and feasible; and

WHEREAS, a second threat to the very existence of Christianity has been defined by Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, during a recent speech in August to a large assemblage in South America, when he said: “Today we are dismayed to see how, in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Je- sus”… He continued, “In this third world war, waged piece-meal, which we are now experiencing; a form of genocide is taking place”; and

  • WHEREAS, this most barbaric act – genocide – has occurred throughout history, on every continent and against many peoples; and
  • WHEREAS, amongst the Christians the martyred people of Armenia stand foremost in our minds and in our prayers; and
  • WHEREAS, the Grand Magistral Council of OSMTH firmly believes that, if this “third world war” is beginning and Christian peoples with their belief are at risk of extermination, we must raise our voices in immediate opposition to this potential tragedy and again, through international forums and the faithful of all religions of the world, call on humanity to confront and stop such a horrible action; and

WHEREAS, these horrible occurrences are now creating a third challenge, as whole populations of peoples from the Middle East, which include both Christians and Muslims, are forced to flee in huge numbers, to Europe including countries ranging from Russia to the United Kingdom; and

  • WHEREAS, this challenge to our common humanity, driven by barbaric and genocidal acts, must be vigorously met and turned back; and
  • WHEREAS, the Grand Priors of OSMTH willingly accept the need to assist in undertaking advocacy and providing humanitarian relief to alleviate this struggle, following the guidance of the great religious leaders of the Eastern and Western Churches; and
  • WHEREAS, the Protestant Regional Churches in Germany, our host country for this meet- ing, remind us of Psalm 36:7 which states: “How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings!”; and
  • WHEREAS, to that end we join with the other Sons of Abraham and their leadership, such as the King of Jordan, in seeking to develop a structure that will allow all displaced Chris- tians and others, who desire to return to their historic homes in the Middle East, a future op- portunity to do so with dignity and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT

1. All OSMTH representatives at the United Nations and other international forums be in- formed of this policy statement of the Grand Magistral Council; and

 

2. The Officeholders of OSMTH are instructed to immediately begin working, in the interests of peacebuilding, with Governments, Christian Churches, other faith organizations and NGOs for the implementation of such advocacy and humanitarian relief and for the development of a “Return Home” policy for Middle Eastern Christians.

 

Chevalier Dr Marcel de Picciotto                                                                    Chevalier Dale Starkes

Grand Commander                                                                                                  Secretary General

2016

Viteška borba na svim poljima je obeležila 2016. godinu. Veliki broj međunarodnih susreta, lobiranja u međunarodnim organizacijama je obeležio tu godinu. Razgovori komiteta za međunarodnu saradnju Vitezova Templara Srbije sa značajnim predstavnicima država dao je dodatni kredibilitet našem Redu. 

Takođe, pored rada u međunarodnim okvirima, prikupljanje građe za novi broj revije “Templar” je uzelo maha. Sada je Međunarodni Red svojom rezolucijom bio iza Velikog Priorata Srbije. Tim za Multimediju uz saradnju sa istaknutim organizacijama, društvima i pojedincima pažljivo je prikupljalo građu za novi broj revije. 

Tokom našeg rada Red Vitezova Templara Srbije je blagovremeno obaveštavao relevantne državne organe.

2017

Sublimirajući razne aktivnosti na polju zaštite kulturnog nasleđa hrišćana na Kosovu i Metohiji, Red Vitezova Templara Srbije objavio je posebno izdanje Revije “Templar”.

Od momenta kada je Red Vitezova Templara Srbije u julu mesecu promovisao specijalno izdanje revije “Templar” na engleskom jeziku, posvećeno uništavanju kulturne baštine na Kosovu i Metohiji, od dolaska mirovne misije pa do danas, revija je upućena na oko 60000 adresa. Ovo je nas pokusaj da proširimo istinu uz pomoć naših kanala u svetu, i na taj način da ukažemo na značaj ove teme za naš narod. Revija je samo logičan sled svih aktivnosti koje kao Red preduzimamo u proteklih 10ak godina, a tiče se naše kulturne baštine i našeg življa na Kosovu i Metohiji.