Celebration of Christmas Eve in Shkodra


Members of the Serbian and Montenegrin minorities in Shkodra celebrated today the Christmas Eve in the Church of the Holy Trinity in VraKa, gathered around the sacred fire symbolizing the fire that kept warm the virgin Mary during the birth of our God, Jesus Christ.

In the churchyard, while church bells rang, the prayer was led by the Shkodra priest, father Nikola Petani and the deacon of the Shkodra church Ivan. During his address, Father Petani pointed out the symbol that represents the fire for bringing to this world of the Son of God, as a source of warmth for the whole of mankind. He emphasized that God chose to bring our salvation among us in the warm and modest home of an ordinary family, not as a king, for the values and the virtues ​​of ordinary people’s characteristics are far from sinful incentives of the rich. He wished everyone to have  happiness and blessings in their homes in this day, and especially thanked for the blessing of the Metropolitan of the Montenegro Amphilohije and the Archbishop of the Albanian Orthodox Church, Anastasis.

The Christmas liturgy will be held tomorrow starting at 10 am in the same church.

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