His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and members of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church talked with President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik at the Serbian Patriarchate on 17 May 2014.
President Dodik informed the Patriarch and Bishops about the serious consequences of catastrophic floods which hit the Republic of Srpska.
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His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Obrenovac yesterday, where he met with the members of the Crisis Staff for Obrenovac protection.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for aid collection for the the afflicted in the floods.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Krupanj, which is devastated by the overflow of the Krzava, Likodra, Cadjavica and Bogostica rivers and by triggering the great number of landslides.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for collecting aid for the afflicted in the floods, as well as activists of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.
On this occasion the aid of four tons of food, hygiene items, three hundred pairs of rubber boots, raincoats and hoses for pumping water was delivered.
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.