It is about the Serbian Despot Stefan Lazarevic, but is also something of a rallying call for Serbs to rediscover their Orthodox identity. There should be more of this sort of stuff.
I'm not asking you to watch it because I think you should have the same interest in Balkan history that I do. This video in many ways has a far greater message to anyone interested in Europe and saving its Christian soul. I can't see anything like it ever being made in an EU country. Liberals would be squirming over its content and nationalism.
Stefan was a undoubtedly a good ruler much admired around Europe, both in the Byzantine East and the Latin West. He was a member of the exclusive order of aristocratic knights, the Order of the Dragon. This was Latin in its inception and was very much aligned to Rome. However because the greatest existential threat to Christianity at the time came from the Ottomans in the East, many of its greatest knights were Orthodox. It was not an issue. The code was strict and virtue was paramount and very much following the familiar traditional Catholic understanding of virtue.
And this is the point I wish to make here, that virtue is important. It is vitally important for the survival of every individual and every society. Virtue makes for pleasant and ordered society. It is not exclusively Christian either. I found it very much alive in Iran. Shia society insists on the habitual practice of virtue and the country and its people are a delight in the the process. I can not see how a society that prizes virtue can exist without somewhat visibly draconian law enforcement, but I don't want to discuss that here. Liberal cultures has its own means of suppression and they are more sinister and soul destroying. Virtue was important for the Ancient Greeks, the Achaemenid Persians, and most Christian and Islamic societies. It desperately need bringing into modern societies in a big way.
The question I have is, what does Christianity bring to virtue? What value does it add? What special quality is it in the Christian faith that raises virtue to the supernatural.
The answer is partly contained in the Serbian myth, the particularly potent view of Serbian history favoured by Serbs and so much vilified and misunderstood by others in Europe. I can clearly remember when NATO was bombing Serbia 20 years ago and the dehumanising propaganda in the British media was openly saying things to the effect that Serbs weren't even real Christians, they were weird, cultish and untrustworthy.
But there is truth in the Serbian myth, a truth that Christian Europe would do well to heed. The truth is this: the Christian life is a life of virtue and virtue brings with it beauty and struggle, there is no winning, only struggle and apparent failure. You can't understand what the Battle of Kosovo means to Serbs without understanding this. And when you understand that, you will see what it ought to mean to every Christian in Europe. Christianity is about heroic failure: it is Tolkein's Long Defeat. And only a heart truly united of God has the courage and joy to forge ahead under those circumstances.
Our existential threat is not Islam, it is far worse. We desperately need more knights. And just like in days of old there was unity of East and West under the Order of the Dragon, the ONLY unity that can exist between Orthodox and Latins now will be a unity of virtue under the banner the cross of our Redeemer.
Reconstructed Order of the Dragon Insignia
By CristianChirita - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=793478