Appel for earthquake victims in Kraljevo

To the God-protected Western American Diocese, Serbian Orthodox Church, My dear Brothers and Sisters, our Children in the Lord,

On November 3rd, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck at 1:56 a.m. in central Serbia, killing two and leaving more than 100 injured as well as thousands of residents in the city of Kraljevo without homes. Many buildings were completely destroyed while several thousands were critically damaged.

Celebration of St. George in Banovo Brdo

With a blessing and on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch , His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of His Holiness, served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. George the Great martyr in Banovo Brdo.

Diocese of Eastern America helps the suffered in Kraljevo

TO ALL PARISHES, ADMINISTRATIONS AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS OF THE SERBIAN EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE

On November 3rd, 2010, a strong earthquake hit the city of Kraljevo and its suburban areas, causing huge material damage estimated to be over a 100 millions of Euros, and taking several human lives. Having in mind that many, on these cold autumn days were left without shelter, heating, clothing, food and water, we implore you to collect funds for our brothers and sisters, so that in such a manner, we manifest our Christian love.

IOCC Responds To Tremor In Central Serbia

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working with Philanthropy, the charitable fund of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and local organizations to assess the needs following a moderate 5.3 earthquake that struck central Serbia on November 3 claiming at least two lives and injuring more than fifty people.

The temblor was centered near the city of Kraljevo where it destroyed or damaged buildings and left parts of the city without utility services, according to Interior Ministry of Serbia. The area is 30 miles from institutions where IOCC is implementing projects to assist disabled children and adults. There have been no reports of damage to the facilities, although the residents were shaken by the tremor.

Appeal to help the victims of the recent Earthquake in Serbia

After the ravaging earthquake in Serbia the Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Central Europe, His Grace Konstantin (Djokic), has issued an urgent appeal to help the victims. The appeal is strongly supported by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Karl Wladimir and Princess Brigitte of Yugoslavia: Germany-based members of the Serbian and Yougoslav Royal House of Karadjordjevic.

A year since the death of Patriarch Pavle

His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served today, after the Holy Liturgy, the first annual memorial service for Serbian Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose in the Rakovica monastery.