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NEW ATTACKS ON ORTHODOX SERBS IN DALMATIA
The night of July 19, 2005 two unidentified young men broke
into the house of the Medic family in the village of Ostrovici
During the attack, which was completely unprovoked, brothers
Cedo and Mirko Medic from Ostrovica sustained serious physical
This incident in Ostrovica has caused unrest among the Orthodox
Serbs in the Benkovac region because it is motivated by religious
and national hatred toward Serbs.
FORMAL CELEBRATION OF HOLY MARTYR SAVA OF GORNJI KARLOVAC
The feast of the Holy Martyr Sava of Gornji Karlovac was celebrated
this year in Donji Budacki more formally than ever.
On that day His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac served
Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Donji Budacki near Karlovac with the
concelebration of thirteen priests.
In his sermon Bishop Gerasim called on the faithful and long-suffering
people to return to their church and by repenting for their alienation
from their church, the source of everything that is good, to
turn a fresh page to be inscribed with repentance and faith in
the future, which can be realized only through the church with
Christ and in Christ.
This special celebratory event attended by the faithful and
by Serbia-Montenegro’s ambassador in the Republic of Croatia,
Mr. Milan Simurdic. During the service the slava cake and wheat
of the Council of the Serbian National Minority of Karlovac Municipality,
which has adopted St. Sava of Gornji Karlovac as its patron saint.
Contributing to the festive atmosphere were the members of the
folklore section of the Prosvjeta Serbian Cultural Society –
Krnjak section, who performed a medley of folk dances from the
BISHOP GERASIM VISITS UDBINA MUNICIPALITY
His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, accompanied by
Presbyter Dalibor Tanasic, visited Udbina municipality, and the
municipal president, Mr. Stanko Momcilovic, and vice-president,
Mr. Djoka Opalic.
Municipal president Momcilovic informed Bishop Gerasim of the
difficult situation in their municipality and, at the same time,
of the efforts and desire of our people living in this region
to stay in their centuries-old homes, close to their land and
Church, despite all difficulties.
Bishop Gerasim thanked them for their hospitality and expressed
his wishes for the success and progress of municipal president
Momcilovic and all residents of the diocese and his hope for
further cooperation between Udbina municipality and the Diocese
of Gornji Karlovac.
The village of Udbina is located in the archierchal administrative
district of Lika, half way between Zagreb and Split on route
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