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HRH The Prince of Wales


This is a copy of the original announcement (reservation information deleted)
reproduced here as part of the history of this appeal.



It is now four years since the catastrophic fire at Hilandar gutted almost half of the monastery’s buildings. Since that time, the Friends with the encouragement and support of HRH The Prince of Wales have been actively involved in supporting the brotherhood in its task of restoring the monastery. So far, the money raised by the Friends has been applied to the rebuilding of the monastery’s bakery. Much has been done; but much remains to be done.


To launch the next phase of the Hilandar Appeal, the Friends are holding a reception in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales at Bridgewater House by kind permission of the Latsis family.


The evening will include musical entertainment, provided by an ensemble led by Dimitri Conomos. The ensemble will perform chant appropriate to the various traditions represented on the Holy Mountain, as well as vocal and instrumental folk music from the Balkans. Dr Vladeta Jankovic, formerly Serbian ambassador to the United Kingdom, now ambassador to the Holy See, will speak about the progress made to date on the rebuilding work at Hilandar.


Admission will be by ticket only and all sums raised will be applied to the rebuilding and refurbishment of the monastery’s library. Members are warmly encouraged to include an additional donation towards this most important project, or if unable to attend, to make a contribution in support of this important project. UK taxpayers are asked to complete a Gift Aid Declaration, which will increase the value of their contributions.






invite you to a reception with music

in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales

in aid of the




at Bridgewater House, 14 Cleveland Row, London SW1


on Thursday 15 May 2008 at 5.15 for 5.30 pm


Admission by ticket only, price £50/$100 each


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