Metropolitan Jovan of Macedonia on trial
Two trials on Holy Thursday....
4 March 2007
Archbishop Jovan Fund, USA
Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, President
Dear Friends in our Passionate Saviour Jesus Christ,
May our Gracious God always bless you! It is also my humble prayer
that you are having a spiritually rewarding Holy Week!
I am sending you a message with great spiritual joy that Archbishop
Jovan will be released from jail from Holy Friday until Bright
Then again I am also sending you the message that we will have two
trials in Skopje on Holy Thursday! The Macedonian Orthodox Church
has come up with new charges against the Venerable Archbishop Jovan
while he was the Archbishop of his cathedral and these charges are
that he did not pay the electric or the toilet paper expenses. Can
we imagine? This trial is expected to happen on April 5, 2007 which
is a sacred and holy day in the Orthodox Church: Holy Thursday.
So now we will have two trials on Holy Thursday: one for our Saviour
Jesus Christ, and the other for Archbishop Jovan!
This now means those who are pursuing these new charges against
Archbishop Jovan -the representatives of the Macedonian Orthodox
Church will not be in church on Holy Thursday but rather spending
their time persecuting and harassing Archbishop Jovan! Where is the
love for God and His Church? And secondly where is their true
brotherhood in this most unfortunate matter at this hour!
Therefore the appeal on behalf of the Archbishop Jovan Fund USA is
that these charges should be dropped and that every soul should be
Leave Archbishop Jovan alone and stop harassing him, and his beloved
Leave Bishop Marko and Bishop Joachim alone as well as harassing
them while they even try to bury the dead and while they are
administering their flocks in our Lord!
Leave the churches and monasteries under Archbishop Jovan alone
since all that is happening within these holy walls is prayer.
Leave the faithful flock of Archbishop Jovan alone and let them like
us all seek their salvation.
Let us all begin to reflect on really who are we and ask the
question are we not suppose to be pious and Orthodox Christians?
No one is free until all are free!
Peace to your soul!
Humbly in Christ our Lord,
+ Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
President of the Archbishop Jovan Fund USA
Who prays for you!