Monastery of St. Mark (Sv. Marko)

The monastery church is dedicated to Mark the Holy Apostle (Sv. apostol Marko) (May 8)

St. Mark’s church in the rural area of Novi Karlovci was erected in the second half of the 19th century near a spring that was considered curative by the people from the surrounding area. The healing of the blind boy, who washed his face there and regained his sight, was the event that triggered the construction of the church, and the priest Aleksandar Jovanović was the most responsible for this endeavour. The temple was neglected until the first decade of the 21st century, when it was declared a monastery dedicated to St. Mark. Reconstruction of the church, construction of konak and economy is underway. In the konak, the construction of a chapel dedicated to St. Simeon the Myrrh-Flowing (Sv. Simeon Mirotočivi) is being completed.

The nuns and monks of the monastery decorated the surroundings in the style of an English garden, making it a space of vivid beauty. In the churchyard is a monument dedicated to Patriarch Pavle, the work of sculptor Predrag Bangelov.

The iconostasis of the monastery church was painted by Archimandrite Timotej (Kosanović), the carving of the iconostasis was done by Rajko Kušlaković, while the icon on the Virgin Mary’s throne was done by Tatjana Janošević. The carving of the iconostasis of the monastery chapel was done by the master Manol, and it was painted by Tatjana Janošević.

The monastery church preserves the relics of the Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac (Sv. mučenici Jasenovački) and the Holy Martyrs of Surdulica (Sv. mučenici Surdulički). The monastery celebrates the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas (Vartolomej and Varnava) (June 24) as the votive patron saints of Novi Karlovci.

Schedule of liturgies: Saturdays at 8.00 a.m., Sundays and church holidays at 9.00 a.m., orthros at 5.00 a.m., and vespers at 6.00 p.m.

TOURIST INFORMATION: Decent dress is implied. Group visits should be announced a day in advance. Phone: +381 (0)22 55 73 111 (9.00–17.00).

*Monastery of St. Mark (Sv. Marko) does not belong geographically to Fruška Gora, but it belongs to the tourist region of Fruška Gora, and is included in a number of Fruška Gora monasteries.


Novi Karlovci, Serbia