Month: April, 2017

Celebration of Easter in Vraka

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Easter Liturgy was served Sunday 16 April 2017, in Vraka, near Shkodra in the church of the Holy Trinity, led by father Justin (Mrenovic) concelebrated by numerous clergy from Montenegro, with the participation of the faithful and members of the Serbian-Montenegrin national minorities of other religions who are always share joyful events with their brothers of the same nationality. After communion and consecration of Easter eggs, father Justin congratulated all the participants and conveyed Easter greetings from the Metropolitan Amfilohije, who for 25 years cares of religious life of our orthodox people of Serbian origin. He recalled that in a such day Resurrection of Christ was served by the Metropolitan Amfilohije in this city, which is the first time someone held a liturgy after the regime of Enver Hoxha in Albania, extending support to the suffering people. He added that thanks to His Beatitude Anastasia the God’s church was restored in Albania and children are born and baptized in the church. He mentioned his origin from Mrenovic family, originating from Vraka, whose grandfather was Peter Mrenović served 95 years ago. He addressed to the believers with the words- Christ has risen, to which believers responded in one voice-Indeed He has risen.
The liturgy was attended also by the Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Tirana Mr. Jugoslav Djordjevic with her wife.
Easter gift packages were distributed to all attendees on this occasion
After the Liturgy, the table of love was held where the guests from Montenegro were welcomed by Mr. Pavle Brajović strong, president of the Association of Serbs and Montenegrins from Shkodra “Moraca-Rozafa” and Mr. Simo Ajković, president of the Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” from Shkodra. They expressed their gratitude to the Metropolitan Amfilohije who selflessly cares for our people in Shkodra and Vraki and gathers them around the holy Church.

Happy Easter!

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Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” greets all Orthodox and Catholic believers on the occasion of the biggest Christian holiday, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we celebrate God’s eternal light, which is the gift to our hearts from the first day of our birth and which removes darkness from our life’s journey. As the embodiment of God in this world, we are blessed his love, which we are here to transmit through good works for all people without distinction, with faith in God, and thus resurrect and find our place in the eternal life.
On the occasion, the Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” invites all Orthodox believers of Shkodra and beyond to attend the Holy Liturgy which will be held on Sunday, starting at 10 am in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vraka.
Indeed He is risen

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