The Vozuća Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Возућа, romanizedManastir Vozuća) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Holy Trinity and located around 5 km (3.1 mi) from the village of Vozuća in the Municipality of Zavidovići, central Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] Its foundation dates back to 16th century, most likely after 1557, and was first mentioned in 1617.[2] After it was abandoned in 1690, during the Great Turkish War, it remained empty for more than a century. It was renovated two times during the 19th century, between 1856 and 1859, and in 1884. An elementary school was constructed at the monastery in 1858, but it was closed in 1894. That year, a wooden bell tower was built beside the monastery's church.[2][3]

Vozuća Monastery in 2016

The monastery was badly damaged during World War II. In 1941, it was looted by forces of the Independent State of Croatia, and in 1942, the elementary school and the bell tower were burned down by the Muslim Militia. After the war, the monastery was repaired, and a new bell tower was erected in 1989. Severe damage was inflicted on the monastery at the end of the Bosnian War (1992–1995), and it was further vandalised after the war. The church remained roofless for five years.[2][3] As of 2010, the monastery was still in the process of renovation.[4] The Vozuća Monastery was designated by KONS as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004.[2] The monastery was robbed in November 2020.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "Обијен средњовековни српски манастир у ФБиХ". Politika Online. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  2. ^ a b c d Ljiljana Ševo; et al. (20 January 2004). "Architectural ensemble of the Orthodox Monastery in Vozuća, Zavidovići". Sarajevo: Commission to preserve national monuments. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Vozuca Monastery in Vozuca". Sarajevo: Commission to preserve national monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Manastirsko saborovanje". Večernje novosti. 28 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Обијен средњовековни српски манастир у ФБиХ". Politika Online. Retrieved 2020-11-21.

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