December 15, 2009
Call For Help From Diocese in Serbia
Source: Diocese of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija
CALL FOR HELP
to the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija
The Diocese of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija is forced to turn to the Serbian people in Serbia and Serbian diaspora to ask for help.
Years of living and working under existing conditions have left the Diocese drained of resources necessary for achieving its basic goals.
Assistance sent to the Diocese in the past was sufficient to meet the many needs of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija and to comfort and encourage the Diocese in the performance of its Mission in spite of the enslavement, persecution and having to face daily instances of eradication of all things Serbian.
Recently, however, the situation has seriously deteriorated, while the diocesan economic strength and its ability to respond to the constantly growing needs under increasingly complex conditions is becoming weaker day by day.
The problems with which the Diocese of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija has to deal with on a daily basis are in many ways unique. They require undertaking specific measures, assistance of experts in various areas and formation of organizations which must be able to react appropriately to ever multiplying and unexpected challenges in increasingly difficult conditions.
We have not forgotten the assistance rendered by the Serbian Government in past years.
Today, however, all that has become totally inadequate and quite insufficient to cover effectively the needs of the Diocese in the performance of its basic activities.
For this reason, the Diocese of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija finds itself obliged to turn to the Serbian people in Serbia and in the Diaspora and ask them for help hoping that, within the limits of their ability, which is greatly curtailed by the present financial crisis, they will make an extra effort and help the Diocese to discharge its obligations more fully and more extensively.
Assistance can be sent to the account at the Komercijalna banka and further information obtained by using the following internet address:
INSTRUCTION FOR PAYMENT ORDERS IN FAVOR OF LEGAL ENTITIES IN USD
INSTRUCTION FOR PAYMENT ORDERS IN FAVOR OF LEGAL ETITIES IN OTHER CURRENCIES
The Bishop of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Artemije
15 December 2009
December 15, 2009