Special Sunday collection raises $18K - fundraising efforts ongoing as scope of devastation is revealed
Chicago, IL - Responding to the Church's call for emergency assistance to flood-ravaged areas in Serbia, Republika Srpska and Bosnia & Herzegovina, parishioners at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago raised $18,000 in a special collection on Sunday, May 18th, with all proceeds going to the Church's relief efforts.
Regarding catastrophic natural disasters and floods in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia, and Serbia, we appeal to all in order to immediately begin with the collection of financial aid which is going to be forwarded and distributed by our Diocese and the Serbian Orthodox Church to those who are most in need.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Farid Zarif, Special Representative of UN Secretary General and Head of UNMIK , at the Serbian Patriarchate on 13 May 2014. Peter Due, chief of UN Office in Belgrade and Mr. Paul Mecklenburg, advisor, were also present at the audience.
The same day, Serbian Patriarch received Dr. Slavenko Terzic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Russian Federation.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014 the St. Mark Monastery in Sheffield Lake, Ohio celebrated their Monastery Slava. His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America and His Grace Bishop Sava retired bishop of Slavonia led the faithful in prayer at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating clergy were V. Rev. Stavrophor Vasilije Sokolovic, V. Rev. Archimandrite Leontije (Alavanja), V. Rev. Stavrophor Djordje Mileusnic, V. Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic, V. Rev. Mijoljub Matic, V. Rev. Milovan Katanic, Hieromonk Fr. Platon (Jovic) and Rev. Dragan Goronjic. Also serving was Protodeacon Ljubisa Mitrovic. In attendance was also V. Rev. Stavrophor Djuro Majerle. Also, Sister Anastasija from New Marcha Monastery attended.