03 Feb 2011
updated Apr 23, 2008
Al-Khadir a.k.a. St. George's Day
My first celebration of an ancient
Djurdjevic "Saint Day"
FROM SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Al-Khadir a.k.a. St. George's Day
SCOTTSDALE, Apr 23, 2008 - As some of you
know, I have been on an accelerated spiritual path lately. The
acceleration started on Jan 6, when I first met Heather, an Inka Shaman
in Sedona, and heard about Al-Khadir. Heather said that when I
entered her office, I was surrounded by white light out of which a
vision appeared who told her, "I am Al-Khadir. Tell Bob to find
out about me and he will understand his life." My life has not
been the same ever since.
Well, my research into and search for Al-Khadir landed
me at a wholly unexpected place - inside my heart and soul.
stands for Green Man in Arabic, is also known as Peacock Angel, Sanat
Kumara (from Lemurian times), and St. George in Middle Ages is the
reincarnation on this planet of Khali, the Dark Goddess' (or Madonna's)
spirit, and thus her son and son of God, the Great Spirit. And he
has been in me all along even when I did not know it. That's why
he uttered to Heather on Jan 6 those fateful words.
There is one person, however, who has shed more light on
Al-Khadir a.k.a. St. George for me than anyone else. And that is
Mark Amaru Pinkham, a renowned scholar of ancient
mysteries and mythology who has published a number of books on the
subject. If you're interested in this kind of stuff, and would like to
learn more about what had preceded Christianity etc., check out the
following links to Mark's book "Guardians
of the Holy Grail." It was Mark from whom I learned that
Al-Khadir is the same thing as St. George whose Patron Saint day is
today - April 23.
A few days ago, Mark sent me a link to a Wikipedia page
about it, that revealed additional mysteries for me especially, because
it connects to my family name. Take a look:
St. George's Day is celebrated by several nations of
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Republic of Macedonia.
For England, St. George's Day also marks its
Most countries who observe St. George's Day celebrate it
the traditionally accepted date of Saint George's death
in 303. St. George's Day is a provincial government
(Julian Calendar) date of St George's Day falls on
in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Now, what's especially interesting
about that is that May 6 is celebrated as
(i.e., my family Saint Day) in Serbia by the Old
Julian Calendar. I am well familiar with that holiday, and
will, in fact, be in Belgrade on that day. Furthermore, I
would normally meet with Patriarch Paul, the head of the
Serbian Orthodox Church on that day, as I have done many
times in the past, since it is a big holiday in Serbia. But
I've just learned from his chief of cabinet that he has
fallen ill and is in a hospital (he is 91).
By the way,
the "ic" suffix in Djurdjev-ic in Serbian corresponds to the
Mac or Mc prefix in Scottish and Irish names. So My surname
(Djurdjevic) is equivalent of MacGeorge of McGeorge in
So what I am
saying is that Apr 23 a.k.a. Al-Khadir Day has been my
family Saint Day (May 6) since 'forever.' It's just that it
was celebrated on May 6. I just didn't know that it was
connected to Al-Khadir until I met Heather and you. That's
another reason while Al-Khadir may have appeared to me
through Heather. Thought you'd be interested. I am
copying Heather on this message, too, so she can read it
when she gets back from Europe next week.
So today was the first time I celebrated St. George's
Day a.k.a. Al-Khadir Day as my Saint Day. I also intend to do it
in Belgrade on May 6 (if you
CLICK HERE, you can
see how I explained it today to my daughters).
And I did it " by the book," at least by the book of
Serbian traditions that you can peruse within my letter to my daughters.
I made thee "zhito" this morning, I bought the "kolach," I used the
"official" special Serbian Slava candle for the ceremony, and I picked
the most gorgeous hibiscus and roses flowers from my back yard (right)
to add natural beauty to the beauty of traditions.
I also incorporated into my new Slava (Patron Saint Day)
ceremony my new shamanic "mesa" that I created from the stones ("kuya")
that I picked up during my "Gnostic Day"
on Camelback Mtn on Apr 2 (CLICK
HERE to see them at my "prayer rocks" on Camelback).
Finally, I appealed to Al-Khadir this morning to help me
shed all of my past karma so I can walk on my new steeply ascending
Spiritual Pathways without such old emotional burdens. So I wrote
to Ida today to thank her for leading me to Heather, who led me to all
sorts of other wonderful people, who led me to even more great souls.
Here's an excerpt from that e-mail:
has been a fascinating journey of discovery and
spiritual growth for me. It would not have
happened if we had stayed together. Or at least
not at the "lightening speed" (Heather's term)
it has been progressing. So I want to thank you
for helping me get on this path of
illumination. Al-Khadir, and the Great Spirit
that he represents on this planet, have
evidently intended you, and later Heather and
other wonderful people I have met in the last
few months, be my channel to them.
Ida graciously replied this afternoon and also
wished me well. It was our first communication in months since our
break-up. For me, it was also an act of closure. I now feel
completely free to move on my new path without looking back. So in
my tonight's ceremony, I thanked Al-Khadir a.k.a. St. George for
allowing me to take my spiritual journey from now on light afoot and
with a light heart, too.
I also prayed this evening for Al-Khadir to ease the
suffering of a Serbian man by the name of George (Djordje), an artist
who is married to a childhood friend of mine, who is now undergoing a
painful chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Love & Light - from my heart to yours.
P.S. If you think that maybe "Bob has flipped," consider
the following thoughts by famous minds:
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre
minds." (Albert Einstein)
"Minds are like parachutes, they work best when open." (Lord
A Letter to My Daughters
Today, Apr 23, is the Al-Khadir Day, also celebrated as St.
George's Day in the West, a saint-protector of both England
and (ancient) Serbia, as I have found out during the last
three months of fairly intensive research into the matter.
Al-Khadir, a.k.a. the Green Man, and St. George, and the
Great Spirit that he represents on this planet, to whom I
was let by Heather, an Inka Shaman in Sedona, helped me
discover that my true "Slava" (Patron Saint Day) is today,
Apr 23 (or May 6 on the Serbian Orthodox calendar - see
below). St. Nicholas (Dec 19) was an adopted Saint Day at a
time of mass conversions of Serbs to Christianity some 1000
Anyway, I made a "zhito" this morning, and will get a
"kolach" later today. And on May 6, the Djurdjev-dan
(St. George's Slava in by the old calendar), I will be
actually in Belgrade, and hope to part-take in the
celebrations at the Patriarchate (i.e., the big Saborna
Church next to it).
And I now have a meeting set up on May 9 in Cetinje with
Metropolitan Amfilohije (the Archbishop of Montenegro),
who is now also the Acting Patriarch, as Patriarch Pavle
is in a hospital (old age, he is 91, as I recall). So I
am looking forward to it and his send off on my journey
to the Djurdjevic Tara mountain in the north of
I am enclosing below some photos and explanations of
rites and traditions regarding the Patron Saint Day in
Serbia, so you and Anne would know and be able to pass
on to your heirs.
Serbian Saint Day ("Krsna Slava")
Slava - the celebration of the home Patron Saint-is the
greatest characteristic of the national and religious
life of the Serbian people. It is a beautiful and unique
expression of the Orthodox faith that is deeply
implanted in the Serbian Christian soul.
Slava is an exclusively Serbian custom. It is the most
solemn day of the year for all Serbs of the Orthodox
faith and has played a role of vital importance in the
history of the Serbian people. Krsna Slava is actually
the celebration of the spiritual birthday of the Serbian
people. Our forefathers accepted Christianity
collectively by families and by tribes. In commemoration
of their baptisms, each family or tribe began to
celebrate in a special way to honor the saint on whose
day they received the sacrament of Holy Baptism. The
mother church blessed this practice and proclaimed Krsna
Slava a Christian institution.
to the words of St. Paul
every Christian family is a small church, and, just as
churches are dedicated to one saint, who is celebrated
as the protector of the church, so Serbian families
place themselves under the protection of the saint on
whose holiday they became Christians and to whom they
refer to as their intercessor to God Almighty. To that
protector of their homes, they pay special homage from
generation to generation, from father to son, each and
is a day not only of feasting, but also a day of
spiritual revival through which the Serbian national
soul is formed and crystallized. To these celebrations,
customs, and traditions, our nation owes its existence,
and, therefore, deserves to be appreciated and
perpetuated by all grateful Serbian sons and daughters
all over the world. The living example of the Patron
Saint gives to the celebrant assurance, persistence, and
the feeling of
protection, support, and the encouragement to do good.
For that reason, we hear among our people the ancient
Slavu slavi, tome i Bog pomaze"
("Those who celebrate a Saint Day receive help from God,
Krsna Slava is regarded as the anniversary of the
baptism of the family into Christianity, it is an annual
reaffirmation of the family to its baptismal vows and
the renewal of its ties to the Orthodox faith and
commemoration of Krsna Slava was to our ancestors one of
the most important expressions of their Orthodox faith.
So they always celebrated their Krsna Slava, regardless
of how dangerous the situation. In our long suffering
history, the state and freedom ceased to exist, but in
our homes, the candle of our Patron Saint never was
celebration of Krsna Slava requires the Icon of the
family Patron Saint and several items that symbolize
Christ and the believer's faith in his death and
resurrection: a lighted candle, Slavsko
zhito, Slava's bread (Slavski
reminds us that Christ is the Light of world.
Without Him we would live in darkness. Christ's light
should fill our hearts and minds always, and we should
not hide the Light of Christ in our lives.
zhito symbolizes the death
and resurrection of Christ. The zhito is prepared as an
offering to God for all of the blessings we have
received from Him; it also is to honor the Patron Saint
and to commemorate the souls of those departed members
of the family who celebrated the Saint. We do not pray
for the soul of the Patron Saint, but we pray that he or
she intercede to the Lord our God for the forgiveness of
our sins. Therefore, you should never place a candle in
the Slavsko zhito.
bread (kolach) represents
Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life. It is also symbolic
of our thanks to God for being saved through Its Son.
During Slava, the priest (or the head of the family)
cuts a cross in the bread, breaking it into four
pieces, which reminds us of Christ's death on the cross
for the remission of our sins.
red wine, of course,
represents Christ's precious blood, which was required
to wash our sins away. Note that understanding the
symbols of Slava helps us understand the meaning of the
the faithful, Krsna Slava creates confidence, strength,
freshness, stability, spiritual and physical peace, and
the ability and incentive to do good and to lend help to
others. If we want to be the meritorious heirs of our
ancestors, keeping our origin, history, and symbols of
Krsna Slava, we can't permit the flame of our Krsna
Slava candle ever to be extinguished.
importance of Krsna Slava is not to have a huge,
elaborate, and expensive party. All you need is the
Icon of your saint, a candle,
wheat, bread (kolach), and wine, the service of
the priest, and an awareness that Krsna Slava is a great
treasure passed on to you by your ancestors. As St.
Paul says in his epistle to the Thessalonians
firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught".
Photos of My
"Mesa" Stones on Camelback Mtn.