Moraça-Rozafa

In the village of Gajtane, memorial service was held for wounded and fallen in the Balkan wars in Bardhaj and Tarabosh

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On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the representatives of the Moraca-Rozafa Association and the Orthodox Association “St. Jovan Vladimir” in cooperation with the representatives of the Serbian  National Council of Montenegro, together with the descendants of the victims and injured soldiers of the Serbian and the Montenegrin army in Bardhaj and Tarabosh who gavetheir lives in the liberation of Shkodra in 1912-1913. They set up a baptismal memorial house in the village of Gajtan.

Priests Predrag Scepanovic and Jovan Plamenac served the memorial service for victims and blessed the  cross.

President of Serbian Council of Montenegro, Momcilo Vuksanovic, President of the New Serbian Democracy Andrija Mandic, President of the Association Moraca-Rozafa from Shkodra Pavle Brajovic-Jakoja, President of the Orthodox Association “St. Jovan Vladimir”, Simo Ajkovic, , former Minister of Religion and Culture in the Government of the Republic of Montenegro, , Budimir Dubak  , historians Bozidar Bojovic and Simon Djuretic and descendants of the victims and injured soldiers of the Serbian and Montenegrin army in Shkodra, including Vlajko Djuricanin who came from far away Australia. .

After the parastosis and the crossing of the cross, the counterpart Predrag Scepanovic spoke to the assembly.

Budimir Dubak spoke on behalf of the descendants whose ancestors were dead.

On behalf of the organizers, Momir Vuksanovic spoke. Pavle Jakoja-Brajovic spoke on behalf of the host and representatives of the Serbian people in Shkodra.

One of the descendants whose father was wounded in the liberation of Shkodra in 1913 and Obilic’s medal, Vlajko Djuricinin, came to this historic day and event, from  Australia after 45 years, to pay tribute to all those who participated in the liberation from the Turks and pray for the rest of their souls.

May mercy of Lord recompense all of the dead and wounded in the battles for the liberation of the ancient Shkodra 1912-1913. and giveve them a heavenly settlement, and let their sacrifice be an example to the descendants on how the honor and dignity of their people and heritage is defended.

Finally, for all participants of this event, a lunch was organized in the village of Shiroka near Skadar.

Serbian language news edition starts broadcasting on local television TV Kopliku

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Today, the broadcasting of news and programs in the Serbian language on the local television Tv Kopliku started broadcasting again. For the fifth year in a row, this project of Morača-Rozafa Association has been enabled thanks to the co-financing of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Government of the Republic of Serbia as the result of cooperation between the Ministry and this association in Skadar. News on this program will be broadcasted every Saturday from 19-20 hrs, with a replay on Sunday from 13-14 hrs.
The goal of this multi-year cooperation project with the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia is to enable media informing in the Serbian language for the members of the Serbian people in Shkodra and beyond, made possible by the the wide area of the frequencies of this TV station as well as the preservation of the Serbian language as an instrument for strengthening national identity and nationality our people.
This program, apart from the news program, shows half-hourly documentaries , songs and music from our Serbian folklore from the motherland, as well as other contents that emphasize the history and culture of the Serbian people. It is worth mentioning the great effort and passion that is being invested by the activists of the Morača-Rozafa Association and the staff of Tv Kopliku for the realization of such a show.
This show will last until December with the hope that it will broadcast in the near future all year round and without interruption.

Ministry of Culture of Serbia supports the Serbian media in Albania

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The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Government of the Republic of Serbia continued this year to play a key role as a co-financier of the projects of the association of members of the Serbian-Montenegrin National in Albania. Media projects such as the website of the Orthodox association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” in Serbian, Albanian and English at www.identitet.al, which is the only written electronic medium in the Serbian language that covers and publishes news about the existence, life and activities of the Serbian community In Albania, as well as the project of the association of the Serbian-Montenegrin national minority “Moraca-Rozafa”, which consists of one-week broadcasting on one local television in Shkodra emiting news and events concerning our minority, as well as culture, music and art, this year will be financed by the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia. Read more →

Feast of Holy Trinity celebrated in Vraka

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On Sunday, May 27, in the church of the Holy Trinity in Vraka was celebrated the day when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles – the Holy Trinity.
With the blessing of the Archbishop of Albania Anastas and the Metropolitan of the Montenegro Amfilohije, the holy liturgy served the clergy of the Serbian and Albanian Orthodox churches.
Priest Velimir Jovovic served jointly with father Radomir Nikcevic, the archbishop of Herzegovinian and the director of Svetigora and the deacon of Skadar Ivan Popovic.
The liturgy was attended by believers from Shkodra, Vraka and the surrounding area, as well as from Montenegro, who came to gather around their Holy Church to commemorate this wonderful and blessed holiday.
After the communion of the faithful people, father Velimir Jovovic and deacon Ivan Popovic were refreshing and cutting the Slava cake. Father Velimir congratulated the holiday and glory of the church and thanked the Archbishop Anastasije for the blessing that the Holy Liturgy will be served in the Serbian language.
Then gifts were handed to all present believers and especially to the children who also received the blessing of the Metropolitan of the Montenegrio Amfilohije.
The celebration was continued at the nearby restaurant where a cocktail was organized for the present, with the love, organization and hospitality of the members of the Association Moraca-Rozafa and the Orthodox Association “ St.Jovan Vladimir’ from Shkodra.
On this occasion, the writer Budimir Dubak addressed the hosts for the hospitality in the ancient city of Shkodra.

Assembly of the Serbia-Albania Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tirana

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In Tirana, on November 23, 2017, took place the first assembly of the joint Serbia-Albania Chamber of Commerce  which, besides numerous entrepreneurs was attended also by representatives of relevant ministries from both countries. Read more →

Commemoration to fallen soldiers of the Serbian Army in Tirana during First World War

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Representatives of the three minority associations, Moraca-Rozafa, St. Jovan Vladimir and Jedinstvo laid wreaths to the occasion of the Armistice Day of the First World War, on Saturday, November 11, at the memorial of the fallen fighters of the Serbian Army in Tirana. Read more →

Presentation of the Law on National Minorities held in Shkodra

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Ditmir Bushati, accompanied by the member of the Albanian Parliament elected in the area around Shkodra inhabited by a large number of our people, Luan Harusha, as well as other associates, visited on October 20 for presentation of the newly enacted Law on the Rights and Freedoms of National Minorities the premises of the association of the Serbian minority “Moraca-Rozafa” . There he met with the representatives of the organizations of the Serbian minority in Shkodra and representatives Roma, Egyptian and Montenegrin national minorities, legally recognized by the adoption of the Law on Minorities. Read more →

Holy Mary’s celebration in Vraka

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On Sunday, with the blessing of the Metropolitan of Montenegro, Amfilohije and Archbishop of the Albanian Orthodox Church, Janulatos, the liturgy celebrating the Holy Virgin feast took place in Vraka followed by numerous believers from Shkodra, Vraka and Montenegro. The liturgy was served by father Srboljub Stojanovic and father Radomir Nikcevic, accompanied by the church choir of “St. Nicholas” at the church “Saint Prince Lazar” near Cacak. Read more →

Restarts TV program in Serbian language

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The TV program in the Serbian language, a project run by the Serbian-Montenegrin minority association Morača-Rozafa in Shkodra for 5 years in a row, started broadcasting the new season on August 6 at the local television TV Koplik. Continuing of the project is enabled also for this year through funds that the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia gives in support of media in the Serbian language in the countries of the region. Read more →

Draft Law on National Minorities sent for adoption to the Albanian Parliament

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After many years of advocacy by the national minorities and their representative organizations, the Government of the Republic of Albania has approved and sent for adoption to the Parliament of the Republic of Albania the final draft of the Law “On National Minorities in the Republic of Albania”. The draft law is a product of the work and conclusions drawn up by the Working Group of representatives of state institutions that cover issues concerning minorities for this purpose. The Committee for National Minorities of the Republic of Albania, an institution that has been regularly advocating for the adoption of such an act, played a major role and contributed to the adoption of critical positive dispositions. Read more →

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