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Silver medal for the Serbian national team at the European Basketball Championship

Beograd, 18. septembra 2017 - Vise hiljada gradjana pozdravilo je i proslavilo uspeh srebrnih kosarkasa Srbije sa Evropskog prvenstva u Istanbulu na tradicionalnom mestu uspeha, ispred balkona Skupstine Beograda. FOTO TANJUG / DIMITRIJE GOLL / bb

About 20 thousand fans welcomed basketball players of Serbia tonight celebrating with them in front of the Belgrade Assembly the last night won silver medal at the European Championship in Istanbul after the final match Serbia-Slovenia. 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 →

Representatives of Serbian organizations in Albania at the inauguration of the President of Serbia

Beograd, 23. juna 2017.- Predsednik Srbije Aleksandar Vucic (na slici) obraca se zvanicama na svecanoj ceremoniji inauguracije u Palati Srbija. FOTO TANJUG/ RADE PRELIC/ nr

On the occasion of the taking on duty of the newly-elected President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, following his invitation, representatives of the organizations of the Serbian minority in Albania – Pavlo Brajovic, president of the association “Moraca-Rozafa” and Simo Ajkovic, president of the Orthodox association “St. Jovan Vladimir” – attended the ceremony of the inauguration of the President of the Republic of Serbia, which was organized in the Palace of Serbia on June 23rd. Read more →

Celebration of St. Trinity and St. Jovan Vladimir in Vraka

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On Sunday, June 4, the feast of the Holy Trinity and the feast of St. John Vladimir were solemnly celebrated in the church of the Holy Trinity in Vraka near Shkoder. Read more →

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

Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia in Tirana

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Representatives of Serbian national minority in Albania, g Pavlo Jakoja Brajovic, the President of the Association of Serbian-Montenegrin national minority ‘Moraca-Rozafa “, g Simo Ajkoviq, the President of the Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” and Eqerem Duleviq,the President of the Association of Serbs of Albania “Unity” met on February 23, 2017 at the premises of Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tirana with the Minister of Culture and Information of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Vladan Vukosavljevic and his advisers . Read more →

The celebration of St. Sava Day in Shkodra

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At the church “Holy Trinity” in Vraka on January 29, 2017 Orthodox believers and members of the Serb-Montenegrin minority in Albania celebrated the Saint Sava Day, the first Serbian Saint. On this occasion, the Divine Liturgy was led by His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop of the Albanian Orthodox Church Anastas, with the assistance of the clergy of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Albanian Orthodox Church. Read more →

Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in Vraka

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Celebrating Christmas in Vraka near Shkodra continued today after yesterday’s ceremony of setting holy fire. The Holy Liturgy in the church of the Holy Trinity in Vraki was served by father Radomir Nikcevic together with Shkodra priest father Nikolla Petani. The Liturgy, among the faithful, was attended by Serbian Ambassador to Albania Miroljub Zaric, president of the association Moraca-Rozafa Pavle Brajovic, president of Sveti Jovan Vladimir, Simo Ajkovic and other public figures. Read more →

Christmas Eve in Shkodra

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Orthodox believers and members of the Serbo-Montenegrin national minority in Shkodra celebrated today, today celebrated the Christmas Eve lightning up a fire in the courtyard of the church of St. Trinity in Vraka. They were joined in the celebration by many of their friends and members of our organization of other religions.
The ceremony was led by Nikola Petani, the Shkodra pastor who blessed fire and wished the present people to have the values of Orthodoxy in their everyday lives and wished health, happiness and prosperity in their homes.
The Association invites all believers tomorrow, in the same church, to attend the Christmas liturgy, beginning at 10 am.

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