Month: August, 2018

Participation at festival “Sabiraj se golem zbore” in Leposavic

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The delegation of the association of the Serbian-Montenegrin national minority “Morača-Rozafa” attended the folklore festival “SABIRAJ SE GOLEM ZBORE”, a festival of folk art and cultural tradition of the Serbian people, which was held in Leposavić. At the invitation of the organizer of this cultural event, which includes all the Serbs living in the region, the delegation of the Association was led by the President of the Association of Pavlo Jakoja-Brajovic. This festival is organized annually under the auspices of the Municipality of Leposavic, the Ministry of Culture of Serbia and the Office for Kosovo and Metohija since 1996, and this year is being held continuously.

The festival was held from 27-30 August in the center of Leposavic municipality, attended by numerous citizens and guests. Participating folklore groups were from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and for the first time a representative of the Serbian-Montenegrin association “Morača-Rozafa” Gordana Hajko-Ajkovic took part with the recitation of the poem “Stay Here” by the great Serbian poet Aleksa Santic. Ajkovic recitation was  very emotional and applauded for a long time by the present as well as rewarded by the organizers. It is important to emphasize that the organizers paid great attention to the participation of our delegation, expressed by the ceremonial reception by the mayor of Leposavic exchanging gifts and by expressed gratitude for our participation. At the end of the event prepared a ceremonial reception and fraternal dinner during which they exchanged gifts and letters of grattitude to all present.

Celebration of the Holy Mary in the Holy Trinity Church in Vraka

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On Tuesday, August 28, in the Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Vraka, with the blessing of the Metropolitan of the Montenegrin- Amphilohije and the Archbishop of the Albanian Orthodox Church -Anastas, the feast of the Holy Mary was celebrated. At the same time this day marks the beginning of the new school year, and therefore it is also prayed for the happy beginning of it.

Numerous believers from Vraka  and Shkodra came to attend the celebration of this holiday. The Holy Liturgy was served by the Podgorica Parish Protojerej Predrag Scepanovic together with the professor of theology, Ivan Bigovic, as well as the deacon of the Vraka Church Ivan Popovic, with the service of Father Radomir Nikcevic, who has tirelessly served liturgies for the religious people in Vraka for the last 15 years. The liturgy was attended by two Catholic nuns from the Catholic Church in Vraka, making a full celebration of this holiday.

After the audience present, a prayer for the descent of the Holy Spirit was held and a happy beginning of the new school year for all students attending the Serbian language course organized by the Moraca-Rozafa Association, as well as for all Orthodox children in Albania.

After the liturgy, the father Scepanovic held a speech during which he spoke about the Holy Virgin and its significance for the preservation and cultivation of the traditional values ​​of the society that are often endangered by the opposite tendencies. He blessed the existence of a Serb minority in this country where many apostles walked, and among the accustomed and Apostle Paul.

On this occasion, all present participants were given gifts from Ostrog monastery, as well as calendars and notebooks for children. After that, the holiday ended with the organization of the table of love and the visit of the sacred religious and historical sites in Shkodra.

Greeting on the occasion of Kurban Bajram

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The Orthodox Association “St. Jovan Vladimir” greets all members of our minority of the Muslim religion, as well as all Muslims of Shkodra and beyond, the feast of Kurban Bajram.
The sacrifice offered to God during this holiday is a petition for the forgiveness of God for everything that is earthly, and therefore the Association wishes all our friends of Muslim faith, that charity, humanity, and religious tolerance and coexistence, as a symbol of this holiday, and wish to them happiness, prosperity and peace in life.

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