"Monk Hareton from Kosovo the New Martyr"
Updated: Jun 17
From the Dazzling Cloud of our modern era New martyrs.
Fr. Harton was executed by Kosovo Albanian terrorists during the bloody aftermath of Kosovo war. He was abducted and killed only because he a Orthodox Serb monk. With his martyr's death gave his Life for Christ. May he rest in peace with the Lord whom he loved so much.
Fr. Hariton Lukic (1960-1999)
Fr. Hariton Lukic was a monk in the Holy Archangels Monastery near Prizren. He was born on November 21, 1960 in central Serbia and became a monk in Kosovo in 1995. Fr. Hariton was kidnapped by armed persons wearing UCK (KLA) uniforms and insignia on June 16 in the streets of Prizren. In the time of his disappearance the German KFOR troops have already entered Prizren area. Unfortunately they were followed by armed gangs of UCK extremists who have killed and kidnapped a dozen of Serbs in the city during the first days.
The body of Fr. Hariton was found near Prizren on August 8th, 2000. The body was decapitated and severely mutilated. The head of Fr. Hariton has not yet been found.
According to the forensic report the remains of Fr. Hariton was found in an unmarked individual grave in the cemetery of the Albanian village of Tusus near Prizren. There are many evidences that the body was left in the open air after the murder because only skeleton remains. Several ribs our found broken as well as the left hand.
The head and a few vertebrae are missing. The body was found dressed in the clothes displayed on the photo (down).
The sweater is found cut in the front side which might suggest that Fr. Hariton’s belly was ripped. The holes around the area of heart are found which also might suggest that he was stabbed by knife. In any case it was a painful death.
With his clothes the investigators have found his ID and the praying rope. All evidence and the forensic report have already been handed over to ICTY investigators who will procede with the investigation of this crime.