Crkva Svetog Djordja – the Royal Mausoleum (I&V)
[…] Crkva Svetog Djordja – the Church of Saint George, the endowment of King Petar I Karadjordjevic, is the Mausoleum of Serbian Karadjordjevic Royal Family.
Until the present days, there are 22 members of 6 generations of Royal Family whose eternal place of rest is in this Mausoleum.
The two tombs are on the ground level of the church – tomb of Karadjordje in the southern apse, and tomb of King Petar I in the northern apse.
Other 20 tombs are in the crypt below, two of them belonging to the rulers – tomb of Prince Aleksandar, and tomb of King Aleksandar I.
Here is copy-pasted list of the members of the Royal family buried in the church: "the first generation: Marica (born Zivkovic), Karadjordje's mother; the second generation: Karadjordje and his wife Jelena; the third generation: Karadjordje's son Prince Alexander and his wife Princess Persida; the fourth generation: the nine children of Prince Alexander and Princess Persida, as follows: Kleopatra, Aleksije, Svetozar, King Petar I, Jelena, Andreja, Jelisaveta, Djordje and Arsenije, and Princess Ljubica also known as Zorka, former Princess of Montenegro, wife of King Petar I; the fifth generation, the children of King Peter I and Princess Zorka: Milena, King Alexander I, Andrija, Djordje, his wife Radmila (born Radovic); the sixth generation: son of King Alexander I – Prince Tomislav".
The visitors are asked not to take photos in the crypt. It is very easy not to obey that, since there are no guards in it, but we consider that to be disrespectful. Therefore this tip is "illustrated" with photo of Karadjordjevic Royal Family Coat of Arms carved in white marble and standing above the portal of the church.
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Taking pics inside of the church in Oplenac is strictly forbiden. You can secretly take a photo but that is a cript, aplace where royal family is buried and I guess we should respect that.
You can take pic of the outside of the church.
Ortodox believers kiss the icon, (they actually kiss thee hand or the leg of the Christe or Sain on the icon (like this one on the pic)) when entering the church. Orthodox priests told me there ve never heard of any case of someone getting sick this way...
Orthodox people burn candles in or outside of the churches. people lite the candles for live people, relatives, fanily, friends, for their health and wellbeeing. And they lite candles for people who died too. Upper part is for live people and lower is for deceised.
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