Orthodox Thought for the Day


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Remember imprisoned AB Jovan

Please light a candle and lift up prayers for imprisoned Archbishop Jovan of Skopje.  He and all those imprisoned for their faith need our supportive prayers:


A message written by Fr. Nektarios Serfes, below: 

Greetings in our Lord: Father Irenje, and Faithful in our Lord of the Holy Diocese of Archbishop Jovan of Skopje, 

Pomez Bog! 

May our Gracious God always bless you! Rejoice always in the Lord! 

Humbly I pray that you and all good Christians of your beloved diocese of the Venerable Archbishop Jovan have a spiritually rewarding Holy Week and a Glorious Holy Pascha. 

It deeply grieves me especially during Holy Week and in preparations for the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord that your beloved and Venerable Archbishop Jovan remains in jail. I am sure each of you are saddened that he will not be standing with you in prayer during these holy days. 

Archbishop Jovan we pray is free in his spirit, and we must not give up in doing all that is possible to appeal for him, and you know well that I am doing all that is possible in these appeals as I am roaring in the wilderness. Lord I cry unto Thee, O Lord hear me! 

As far as I am concerned Archbishop Jovan is on the Cross and he is praying these holy days with us in his cold cell and behind the walls of his confinement. The Archbishop is not alone because his Guardian Angel is with him, as well as our Lord standing next to him who hears his prayers of the Passion of our Lord, and he will proclaim as always with love the Glorious Resurrection which truly comforts him. 

May you dear Father Irenje and all loving faithful Christians of who all suffer persecution be at comfort knowing our God is with Archbishop Jovan, and God is always with those who love Him and suffer. 

God be with you All with His love and joy! 

A Glorious Holy Pascha to you all! 

Peace to your soul! 

God love and bless you!
Humbly in Christ our Lord,
+ Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
Who prays for you and with you!

O Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me a sinner!
The Jesus Prayer

Where Archbishop Jovan of Skopje would like to be 

Where Archbishop Jovan of Skopje is

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