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We are grateful to God that our community has a large number of believers who actively participate in everyday monastery activities. Together, we cultivate the ancient Serbian custom of mutual assistance in rural households called “moba.”

In addition to that, we are proud that our monastery hosts various cultural and artistic activities, and of course, the fact that an increasing number of believers and officials visit us.

What is MOBA?

 The traditional Serbian custom of mutual assistance in rural households is called “moba.” Older generations certainly know what moba means, while younger people may not have had the opportunity to get acquainted with it. It is important to emphasize that moba is still organized today in some rural households.

Stranica Akcije - Manastir Draganac 4

On the countryside, there is a lot of work to do, and often members of one household cannot do it alone. Then they ask friends or neighbors to help them. Usually, neighbors help each other on the principle of reciprocity. In the past, “mobe” were called to quickly do some seasonal agricultural work. Of course, “mobe” were also called for other purposes, such as building a house or some auxiliary object within the household. Also, for larger celebrations (weddings and the like), it is customary not to pay for labor, but to call a “moba”. It is common practice in many villages to organize a “moba” when building a joint public facility such as a school, church, and the like.

Stranica Akcije - Manastir Draganac 4

WHAT IS "MOBA"?

The traditional Serbian custom of mutual assistance among rural households is called “moba.” Older generations are certainly familiar with what moba means, while younger people may not have had the opportunity to learn about it. It is important to note that moba is still organized in some rural households today.

There is a lot of work to be done in the village, and often members of one household cannot do it alone. Then they ask friends or neighbors for help. Usually, neighbors help each other on the principle of reciprocity. In the past, mobas were called to quickly complete seasonal agricultural work.

Of course, mobas were also called for other purposes, such as building a house or some auxiliary facility within the household. Also, for larger celebrations (weddings, etc.), it is customary not to pay for labor, but to call for moba.

It is common practice in many villages to organize a moba for the construction of a common public facility such as a school, church, and the like.

MOBA'S -
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VISITS TO THE MONASTERY

Our monastery is visited by a large number of believers from our environment, as well as from all over Serbia and the world. We are closely connected with humanitarian organizations that organize pilgrimage trips and we are happy to welcome every visit, whether it is an individual or group visit. Our monastery is visited by Serbian officials as well as officials from various countries. We strive to make your visit with us unique and unforgettable, and to take memories with you that you will forever cherish in your heart.

MONASTERY EVENTS

In our monastery, we often organize cultural and artistic programs in cooperation with schools and various cultural institutions, and we also organize enjoyable gatherings with our daily visitors.

GET INVOLVED

If you want to be a part of our daily activities, or perhaps you have an idea or project that you would like to implement in our monastery, send us a message via email and we will respond to you with options and opportunities.

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