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The Decani Monastery Relief Fund is a non-profit organization.
For more information please click here
This web site is dedicated to the God-loving Archpriest Victor Potapov - we humbly thank for his great Christian love and assistance.


The Decani Monastery Relief Fund Was Established in October 1998

President: Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes (Boise, Idaho)

First Vice President: His Grace Bishop Teodosije (Decani Monastery, Kosovo)

Second Vice President: Hieromonk Sava (Decani Monastery, Kosovo)

Treasurer: Gioia-Maria Frahm, (Boise, Idaho)

Secretary: Lois Fletcher, Attorney At Law (Boise, Idaho)
Our Patron Saint is
St. Sava of Serbia!

With the humble blessings of

  • His Grace Bishop Artemije, of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Raska Prizren.
  • His Grace, Bishop Teodosije, Abbot of Visoki Decani Monastery.
  • Hieromonk Sava of the Decani Monastery
  • His Holiness Patriarch Pavle, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac
  • His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, and the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchate
  • His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah, Presiding Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Denver
  • The Friends Of Mt. Athos (in America): The Hon. Sir Steven Runciman, C.H.
  • His Grace Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia.
     
  • Decani Monastery Relief Fund Report for January-May 2005
    By Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
    President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA
    June 2005
    Boise, Idaho
    USA

    The Decani Monastery Relief Fund (DMRF) is a completely non-profit organization. Information regarding the Fund's financial operations may be viewed by going to the following web site: http://www.serfes.org/missionary/charter.htm

    All donations made to the DMRF are forwarded as quickly as possible to volunteers in Serbia who immediately use this cash resource to distribute financial and/or material aid to persons in need of assistance. No portion of any donation is used for administrative or overhead costs-- 100% of every donation is dispersed to aid recipients. Volunteers in both Serbia and in the USA donate their own funds, as well as their time, to assure that your donations in their entirety are used to address the needs the DMRF exists to alleviate.

    All donations made to the DMRF are forwarded as quickly as possible to volunteers in Serbia who immediately use this cash resource to distribute financial and/or material aid to persons in need of assistance. No portion of any donation is used for administrative or overhead costs -- 100% of every donation is dispersed to aid recipients. Volunteers in both Serbia and in the USA donate their own funds, as well as their time, to assure that your donations in their entirety are used to address the needs the DMRF exists to alleviate.

    The DMRF desires to alleviate those who are constantly in need of food, fuel, shelter, and medical attention, as well as assist the needs of the recent Orthodox Monasteries and Churches throughout the Province of Kosovo and Metohija. This fund as well seeks to help the youth and elderly in these same regions.

    As President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund, I will for the first time travel from 18th to 29th of July 2005 to Belgrade, Serbia and visit the Province of Kosovo and Metohija at the kind invitation of His Grace Bishop Kyr Artemije, and Vicar Bishop Teodosije of the Visoki Decani Serbian Orthodox Monastery. This trip has the blessing of my diocesan bishop His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah, of the Holy Metropolis of Denver. This truly will be a great opportunity for myself to learn more about the needs of the much suffering and struggling souls, and report back to all those who have made constant and loving donations to this fund our continued support for this fund.

    I will speak on behalf of you all who have made donations in expressing our continued support, great Christian love, and especially the assurance of prayer. Nothing is more important that we continue to offer our great Christian love and we well understand the pains and struggles so many Serbian Orthodox Christians have gone through since the war began in 1998. Our efforts and our great Christian love must continue onward, and so we turn to you once again do not forget this fund and please send a donation to help relieve so much pain and sufferings among the Serbian Orthodox Christians in the Providence of Kosovo and Metohija.

    It greatly please us to report to you that the following good and kind souls made donations to the Decani Monastery Relief Fund from January-May 2005, as reported by our Secretary-Treasure Veljko Sikirica:

    Decani Monastery Relief Contributions for January-May 2005
    Contributor Name

    907 John & Helen Captain
    908 John & Virginia Stanton
    909 Stafanos N. Roulakis
    910 Gary & Carol McFarland
    911 Hans & Ella Moravec
    912 Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Crawfordsville, IN
    913 Fr. Michael and Rachel/Ronal and Virginia Rome
    914 Clara Arsenovich
    915 Peter J. Roseboom
    916 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    917 Katherine & Michael Cook
    918 Minnie Robins
    919 Martha Ensminger & Rudolf Javorsky
    920 Joel E. Cloeter
    921 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - Orthodox Benevolent
    922St. Matheus Church from Treharris - Mid Gladm - South Wales
    923 Bonnie Schott-Canada
    924 Anonymous
    925 Jeffrey & Maura Peterson
    926 Miriann & Boris Stepich
    927 Virginia & John Stanton
    928 Anthony Sun
    929 Chris Ann Mead
    930 Russian Orthodox Church, New Jersey
    931 Nikola Grulovic
    932 Dragoslav Curcin
    933 Dusica - Daniella Elliott
    934 Carol and Gary McFarland
    935 Virginia & John Stanton
    936 Carol and Gary McFarland
    937 SS. Cyril and Methodius Mission, Chico, CA.
    938 Daniel & Katherine Lrison
    939 SS. Cyril and Methodius Mission, Chico, CA.
    940 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    941Nancy Neubauer
    942 Hanna McGuire
    943 John & Christine Heuer
    944 John Smith
    945 Uriel Shelby
    946 Laza Radenovic, Canada
    947 Natalia & James (Eric) Molfino
    948 Virginia & John Stanton
    949 Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Crawfordsville, IN.
    950 Boris and Miriann Stepich
    951 Cary and Gary McFarland
    952 SS. Cyril & Methodius Mission, Chico, CA.
    Total for January-May 2005 $11,168.00
    Previous Balance as of December 2004 $320,084.94
    Grand Total as of May 31, 2005 $331,252.94

    Humbly submitted by

    Veljko Sikirica
    Secretary-Treasure

    Again we offer our deep and humble thanks to all who with love and Christian charity made donations to assist those who are suffering and struggling in the Providence of Kosovo and Metohija. All of these donations have now been dispersed and that the fund is back to zero. Because, unfortunately, the needs persist, we also continue our appeals for additional monetary support so that we can keep on helping those still in dire need in this region of the world. Their very survival, both as individuals and as a Christian population, depends on the solidarity support they receive on a continuing basis from their brothers and sisters in Christ who live in America, Europe, Canada, and elsewhere.

    Let us relate the good news that assistance will continue onward because of your solidarity with, and Christian charity toward those who continue to need assistance. Please send your donations to the following:

    Decani Monastery Relief Fund
    c/o Veljko Sikirica
    5600 Beam Ct.
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    USA

    Your donation is tax deductible. If you would also like to have a tax deductible report for your donation, please indicate this when you send in your donation. When you make your donation, please make your check or money order out to the Decani Monastery Relief Fund, NOT to the name of any individual.

    God bless you for your great love! Be assured that we will remember you in prayer.

    Thank you kindly for your loving donations.

    Peace to your soul, and God always bless you!

    Your Ever-memorable Brothers In Christ Our Lord,
    +Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, President
    His Grace, Bishop Teodosije, Abbot of Decani Monastery, First Vice President
    +Hieromonk (Father) Sava, Second Vice President
    Veljko Sikirica, Secretary-Treasure

    Who pray for you, and we beg of your loving prayers.

    Holy Saint Sava,
    Pray Unto God For Us!

    Holy New Martyrs Of Serbia,
    Pray To God For Us!

    GLORY BE TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS!

     
    Content written/compiled by father@serfes.org.
    (c) Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes