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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 November 21, 2005 to January 6, 2006
    By Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
    President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA
    January 2006
    Boise, Idaho
    USA

    Visit "Only Bread and Soup for Kosovo" by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes on the pilgrimage to Kosovo and Metohija in July 2005

    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 throughout the providence of Kosovo and Metohija on behalf of the Decani Monastery. 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 Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches through the Providence of Kosovo and Metohija. This fund as well seeks to help the youth and elderly, including the homeless shelters in the same regions.

    The following report was submitted to the DMRF from Veljko Sikirica, Secretary-Treasure

    Decani Monastery Relief Contributions from November 21, 2005 to January 6, 2006
    Contributor Name

    997 Mark V. Scardina &n Lydia Tolmacheff
    998 C. Mead
    999 Slavisa Mededovic
    1000 Slavisa Mededovic
    1001 Pavele & Christine Pincanac
    1002 Stevan Pirocanac
    1003 John & Virginia Stanton
    1004 Nicholas -5 years old who saved from his piggy bank for the children in Kosovo and Metohija.
    1005 Paul
    1006 Olga Kuppait
    1007 Timothy & Vera Watkins
    1008 Rose
    1009 James E. Guba
    1010 SS.
    1011 SS. Cyril and Methodius Mission (Chico, CA)
    1012 Gary and Carol McFarland
    1013 Andrew Staursky and Mrs. Staursky
    1014 Scot Carl Smith
    1015 Victoria & Kurt Sherry
    1016 Lena Petrovic & Emil Praun
    1017 Ivan Knezevic
    1018 Elysa Miller
    1019 Mirjana & Rade Petrovic
    1020 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    1021 Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Crawfordsville, IN
    1022 John & Milica Vukasovich
    1023 Bob & Margita Vunovich
    1024 Philip & Helen Anast
    1025 Connie Angelos
    1026 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    1027 Ivana & Lucian Plesa
    1028 Anonymous form Cliford, NJ
    1029 Stella & George Jatras
    1030 Stephen & Christy Stokrp
    1031 Mary Booras
    1032 Olivera Stefanoic in honor of Nicholas M. Damascus
    1033 Anonymous from Somerville, NJ
    1034 Gus Mantikas
    1035 Victoria & Costa Panos
    1036 Anonymous from Falls Church, VA
    1037 Allan Haberman
    1038 Draginja Djurickovic & Donald Fish
    Total as of January 6, 2006 $6,809.00
    Previous Balance as of November 21, 2005 $338,109.94
    Grand Total as of January 6, 2006 $344,918.94

    Humbly submitted by

    Veljko Sikirica
    Secretary-Treasure
    21 November 2005

    Thank you most kindly each of you for offering your thoughtful donation to our DMRF, and we assure you of our Christ-loving prayers. What has moved our souls and hearts was the young the five-year boy named Nicholas saved in his piggy bank donations for the children in Kosovo. What a great act of love from this young heart and soul! All of these have now been dispersed to those who need our love and assistance in the regions of Kosovo and Metohija. Each of you have also helped to warm many families with your great Christian love for fire-wood, food, the homeless shelters, and to as well as helping the children and elderly.

    A Letter to The Young Nicholas


    Dear Nicholas,
    
    May our Lord God always bless you!
    
    The Decani Monastery Relief Fund received a very kind donation from you, and 
    we would like to say to you thank you!
    
    Our hearts where very moved, and it made our souls happy that you saved up in 
    your Peggy Bank some money for me to take to Kosovo when I leave the last week 
    in January and the first week in February 2006, both Bishop Teodosije and I 
    will give this money you donated to the children we will meet in Kosovo and 
    Metohija.
    
    How very kind of you to save up your money to give it to the children in 
    need, as these children now will be blessed by your love and kindness!
    
    Thank you so much Nicholas for caring for the children in Kosovo!
    
    I also want you to know that I will pray for you when I visit Kosovo at the 
    Deani Monastery!
    
    God always bless you Nicholas, and your family!
    
    Peace to your good soul!
    
    Humbly in Christ our Lord,
    
    +Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
    President of The Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA
    Who prays for you!

    With the blessings of His Grace, Bishop Aremtije, His Grace, Bishop Teodosije, and my diocesan bishop Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, I will return back again on behalf of the DMRF to Kosovo and Metohija the last week of January and the first week of February 2006. We will be distributing funds to the greatly suffering and struggles souls throughout the Province.

    At the same time we are greatly saddened that His Beatitude, the Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Kyr Jovan continues to remain within the Republic of Macedonia (FROM) in prison, and this past feast day of our Lord's Holy Nativity this Christ-loving Archbishop was denied Holy Communion, and not able to celebrate this great feast day as a bishop. For more information about the Archbishop click here. At the same hour please light a candle for him when you go to church, and remember him in your prayers.

    Now we ask you please continue to offer your great Christian love in offering like the young boy Nicholas who saved in his peggy bank to help the children in Kosovo and Metohija, would you too please save within your hearts the consideration to help the DMRF, and we humbly thank you!

    At the same time while I am in Kosovo, and will be serving at the Decani Monastery, be assured of my Christ-loving prayers for you all!

    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.

    Thank you once again! And may our Lord God reward you! Together we can bring hope and Christian love to those in Kosovo and Metohija who so need our support and assistance at this hour!

    God love and always bless you!

    Peace to your soul!

    Your Ever-memorable Brothers In Christ Our Lord,

    +Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
    President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA

    His Grace, Bishop Teodosije, Abbot of the Decani Monastery & Auxiliary Bishop of the serbian Orthodox Diocese of Pristina
    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