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Decani Monastery Relief Fund Report : June - November 2005
Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes - Missionary Support
The Decani Monastery Relief Fund is a non-profit organization.
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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 June - November 2005
    By Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
    President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund USA
    November 2005
    Boise, Idaho

    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:

    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 for June-November 2005
    Contributor Name

    953 Victoria & Costa Panos
    954 John and Virginia Stanton
    955 Milan & Lindsay Zobenica
    956 Gary & Carol McFarland
    957 Pauline Kefalas
    958 Jeanette Sikirica Zubask
    959 Olivera Stefanovic
    960 Paul & Phyllis Martinski
    961 Connie Angelos
    962 Boris & Mirann Stepich
    963 Helen Kolokitas (Australia)
    964 Louise & Frances Gonis
    965 Stephan & Kay Pappas
    966 SS. Constantine & Helen Church, Boise, Idaho
    967 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russ-Orthodox Benevolent Fund
    968 Lisa Gilbert
    969 Dr. & Mrs. Nagib Khalifa
    970 Anonymous
    971 Harold Bartko
    972 Miriann & Boris Stepich
    973 Virginia & John Stanton
    974 Virginia & John Stanton
    975 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
    976 St. Andrew Fool For Christ Serbian Orthodox Church, Redding, California
    977 Parish of Treharris, St. Matthias Church, UK
    978 St. Nektarios Orthodox Church, Clearwater, Florida –donation for Soup Kitchen
    979 Ray & Effie Kaufman –donation for Soup Kitchen
    980 Carol & Gary McFarland
    981 John & Virginia Stanton
    982 Carol & Gary McFarland
    983 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
    984 Michael & Elaine Garris –donation for Soup Kitchen
    985 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
    986 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    987 Brandon & Cara Ward –donation for Soup Kitchen
    988 Mihali & Lucia Galca –donation for Soup Kitchen
    989 Virginia & John Stanton
    990 SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Boise, Idaho –donation for Soup Kitchen
    991 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    992 992 Boris & Miriann Stepich
    993 Carol & Gary McFarland
    994 Carol & Gary McFarland
    995 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
    996 SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Mission, Chico, California
    Total for June-November 2005 $6,857.00
    Previous Balance as of May 2005 $331,252.94
    Grand Total as of November 21, 2005 $338,109.94

    Humbly submitted by

    Veljko Sikirica
    21 November 2005

    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

    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.

    As President of the fund I am expected to return back to Kosovo and Metohija during the last week of January and the first week of February 2006. We also assure you that one hundred precent of your donations will be used to feed and shelter needy.

    Thank you! 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 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 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

    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!


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