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Merry Orthodox Christmas


Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” wishes to all members of our minority of Orthodox religion in Albania and to all believers living in neighboring countries, a happy and blessed Christmas. Read more →

Christmas Greetings


Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” wishes a Merry Christmas to all Christian believers in Albania and wider who celebrate Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar. Read more →

Draft Law on National Minorities to be consulted with minorities organizations

Mallet, legal code and scales of justice. Law concept, studio shots

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania in the framework of the Inter-Institutional Group on National Minorities issued the initial version of the draft Law on National Minorities in the Republic of Albania and called up on national minorities organizations to submit their opinions. December 28 is the date set as deadline for giving opinions and suggestions Read more →

The celebration of the feast of Cetinje Monastery


Representatives of the Orthodox clergy from Shkodra led by parish priest of the town Nikola Petani and members of the Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” from Shkodra attended on October 31, 2016 the Divine Liturgy, which is celebrated on the occasion of feast of Cetinje Monastery – the feast of St. Luke the apostle, Saint Peter and Saint Peter of Cetinje II. Read more →

Conference “Improving the legal framework and policies on national minorities”


In Tirana, on October 26, 2016 at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania was held the conference on “Improving the legal framework and policies on minorities: Draft Law on Protection of National Minorities in the Republic of Albania” in which representatives of all national minorities in the Republic of Albania took part, including representatives our national minority in Albania, mr. Pavlo Brajovic, President of the Association of Serbian-Montenegrin national minority ‘Moraca-Rozafa “, president of the Orthodox Association” Sveti Jovan Vladimir “, mr. Simo Ajkovic as well as mr. Eqerem Duleviq, president of association of Serbs in Albania “ Jedinstvo”.
This conference served as a platform for consultation with civil society and representatives of national minorities for the construction of an efficient legal framework on minorities which will be harmonized with European standards.
The welcome speech was addressed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Ms. Odeta Barbullushi who pointed out that protection of national minorities is one of five priorities for the negotiations process to join European Union and Albania will do everything so all of its citizens enjoy the same rights under the law , therefore the adoption of a legal framework is needed so that all national minorities Albania acquire all rights regarding the preservation of national identity, language, culture, in accordance with international standards through a specific law on minorities.
During the conference were presented and obligations arising from the membership of Albania in the international institutions and on its path to European integration process while best practices in the field of regional countries and beyond were object of discussion of this event. This conference addressed and identified instruments for intervention in legislation in this area.
During the conference, representatives of national minorities expressed their views and suggestions on the content of the draft of the future law on national minorities, which is expected to be submitted for approval to the Assembly of Albania early next year.
This conference was attended by representatives of the European Union Delegation in Tirana, Council of Europe, OSCE and diplomatic corps of kin states accredited in the Republic of Albania, Ambassador of Republic of Serbia in Tirana , Mr. Miroljub Zaric and representatives from Greek, Macedonian and Montenegro embassies in Tirana.
Representatives of European institutions on rights of national minorities requested from Albanian state adoption of law on right of national minorities as soon as possible which is a necessary tool for further implementation of Council of Europe Convention on National Minorities and stated the process of adoption of the aforementioned law in Albania is due comparing to other states in the region .

Calls of ethnic hatred in Kosovo-Croatia match

Kosovo and Croatia's fans draped in national flags sing together ahead of the World Cup Group I qualifying match between Kosovo and Croatia in main square in Shkoder, Albania on Thursday Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Prior to the start of and during football match for Kosovo-Croatian for qualifications to the World Cup, which was held in Shkodra, a group of affiliated supporters Croatian and Kosovo chanted ethnic hatred towards the Serbian people and Serbia. They called for hanging and other forms of murder for Serbs, causing feelings of uncertainty for people of Serb origin living in Shkodra while in the same time they violated hospitality offered by Shkodra people by giving them right to play their match in their stadium. Read more →

Consecration of Cathedral of St. Jovan Vladimir in Bar


Representatives of the Serbian Associations in Albania, mr. Pavlo Brajović, president of the Association of Serbian-Montenegrin national minority in Albania “Moraca-Rozafa” and Simo Ajkovic, President of the Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir” and the president of Serbian Association ” Jedinstvo” mr . Eqerem Duleviq followed by many believers from Shkodra attended by the invitation of His Grace Metropolitan of Montenegro mr. Amfilohije the solemn and historic ceremony of consecration of the magnificent temple of St. John Vladimir in Bar, Montenegro. In the presence of large numbers of people gathered on this for a long waited ceremony, the ceremony of consecration of the temple was led by His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus the Third, with the celebration of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. At this occasion the first Holy Liturgy in this cathedral was held. Read more →

Greetings on the occasion of Kurban Bajram feast


Orthodox Association “Sveti Jovan Vladimir”  from Shkodra wishes to all members of the Serbo-Montenegrin minority Islamic religion as well as other believers of the Islamic community in Shkodra and the whole Albania Happy day of Kurban Bajram

Let this day be a day of rebirth of faith and brotherly love between us regardless of our ethnicity or religion, as well as the day of unification and harmony for the good of the nations and all mankind.

On this occasion, we wish all Muslims this holiday to bring them health and prosperity in their families and their loved ones.

President of Orthodox Association ” Sveti Jovan Vladimir”

Simo Hajkoja Hajkoviq 

Celebration of the Holy Mother of God day in the church of the “Holy Trinity” in Vrakа.


In the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vraki, at the gathering place of Orthodox believers Serb-Montenegrin national minority the Divine Liturgy was held on August 28 with the blessing of the Archbishop of Albanian Orthodox Church, Anastas and His Eminence Metropolitan of Montenegro and Littoral Amfilohije. The liturgy was held by father Radomir Nikcevic, a tireless priest who traditionally served for ten years and who has contributed most for the revival of faith and the spirit of our orthodox people in Albania jointly with the local priest of Shkodra f. Nikolla Petani. This religious ceremony was also attended by Mr. Jugoslav Djordjevic, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tirana. Read more →

Celebration of the Most Holy Trinity in Vraka


On Sunday 19 June 2016 was solemnly celebrated the feast of the Holy Trinity in Vraki and the fall of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. With the blessing of Archbishop of Tirana and Albania Anastas and Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije, Archpriest Fr. Velimir Jovovic served the liturgy]. In addition to the numerical strength of the nation Vrake and Shkodra the liturgy was attended by distinguished public figures from Montenegro and Albania as well as representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tirana with Jugoslav Djordjevic leading, Mr. Milan Knežević the President of the National Democratic Party and member of the Assembly of the Republic of Montenegro. Read more →

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