The open-mindedness of the Serbian Orthodox Scureh is widely known henceforth her practice of philanthopy existed a long time before the Ecumenical Movement started. Serbian Orthodox women in the post-war critical situation, when the Church became separated from State, stood fast for their Church, which suffered persecution and devastation during the Second World War.
Great number of women became nuns and took over the monasteires — left without monks. In this way, they have saved from dilapidation the invaluable sanctuaries of Othodoxy in Serbia.
Other women were active in ladies philanthropic societies and catechism classes.