The Newspaper “Lidhja Orthodokse” (
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Gazeta “Lidhja Orthodokse” për Lëvizjen Kombëtare Shqiptare
The Newspaper “Lidhja Orthodokse” ("The orthodox League") for the Albanian National Movement

Author(s): Nuridin Ahmeti
Subject(s): 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: The Newspaper ; Lidhja Orthodokse ; The orthodox League ; Albanian National Movement

Summary/Abstract: By browsing the material, we can conclude that the newspaper "The Orthodox League", although it did not last long, nearly a full year, it has become a real voice of problems that have generally passed the Albanian people and the Albanians of Orthodox religion in particular. If Fan Noli virtually vitalized the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania, then to the zealous messenger "The Orthodox League," without doubt, has belonged the lead in delivering echo of this epochal event, showing persistent in spreading this spirit, especially to the Albanian Orthodox believers. In other words, there was given a space also to the patriots in order to express their views openly, through this newspaper. Along the religious slogan, which was put by the newspaper’s executives, there were not left aside also the other political and cultural aspects, which took a considerable space. As usual, the writing of Albanian Language with Latin characters, struggle for the spread of this alphabet and disclosure of those who sought to impede the spread of this alphabet, from beginning to end have composed the news in the front page of the newspaper. The major national events that occurred in those years, to the extent the newspaper was published, were treated with great care. The leaders of "The Orthodox League" were faithful messengers of sessions from overcrowded halls where were held The Congress of Manastir, of Dibër and several other meetings. So, for those years as it was present in the corpus of Rilindja Kombëtare press, despite fewer numbers of publication, the newspaper was an icon for that time, spreading thus, the essential idea of unity, outside religious schism and coherent with the moving force and homogenization of the Albanian Orthodox believers.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 129-139
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Albanian