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Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica speaks at a press conference

In Serbia, the feast of St. Sava, which takes place every year on Jan. 27 and commemorates the birth of the prince who founded the Serbian Orthodox Church, is the culmination of the religious calendar, a chance for Serbs to celebrate more than 800 years of nationhood. This year, from Novi Sad to Nis, people jammed into vaulted churches and smoke-darkened monasteries to hear the ancient liturgy. More than a year after Slobodan Milosevic was ousted from power, Serbs have good reason to reflect on the roots of their national identity. During the past decade of war and ethnic strife, Yugoslavia,...

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