Archbishop Jovan (John) VI

Stop the terror, persecution
and discrimination on religious grounds
conducted by the Government of FYROMacedonia!

Press Release by the president of The Archbishop Jovan Fund

Filed under: General — November 21, 2012 @ 11:18 am



Before the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Press Release

The Archbishop Jovan Fund USA

Beloved in Christ our Lord,

May our Gracious God always bless you!

As president of the Archbishop Jovan Fund USA, I am informing you that as of
yesterday 1 November 2012, another trial was held against His Eminence, Archbishop
Jovan, including a new trial against Bishop Markos of Breggalnica, Bishop David,
against the priest-monks Mojsej & the Priest Irinej, Abbess Kirana, prioress
Olimpijada, the Christ-loving nuns Magadlina & Nun Pelagija, as well as against ten
believers of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has begun.

It’s an absolute scandal in the free world and among us all who have simply remained
silent of the imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan, and now for his brother bishops,
priest, monks, nuns, and laypersons. Some voices have been loud enough and have gone
in one ear and out the other.

God bless the Patriarch of Serbia for his loud voice and concern, God bless Holy Mt.
Athos for their loud voice and prayers, God bless the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of
America through the constant appeals of the Venerable Archbishop Demetrios, God
bless the Free Archbishop Jovan Blog on the internet who also has been trying to
keep us all aware of the earnest struggles and sufferings of Archbishop Jovan and
his those who are greatly struggling before the courts at this very hour, and
finally God bless the World Council of Churches who have also made a recent appeal
for the release of the Archbishop. Finally God bless Bishop Basil who has been quick
to hear and share updates of the current situation, as well as Bishop Maxim who has
posted on his web blog within his diocese of the West constant updates.

Is this enough? Well yes it helps, but more is needed to help in our earnest appeals
to release the Archbishop from jail and that the cessation against the persecution
of his diocese must cease now today. We need to offer more appeals to our civil
authorities in the European Union, and in the United States of America, and to keep
this matter alive as once we completely remain silent then for sure the Archbishop
shall perish, and his bishops, his priest, his monks, and his nuns will be behind
bars! If this should happen then we haven’t really done enough!

I appeal to you most humbly make a louder voice and roar like a lion, and I say to
you do not give up or go into despair, as God is truly with us as the Archbishop
well indicated at yesterday trial! God will be with them and watch over them since
they have no quilt whatsoever and are all innocent! Why? Because of these innocent
souls simply want to be true confessors to Holy Orthodoxy and remain ever faithful
to their Venerable Patriarch and all those who serve within this Vineyard of Holy
Orthodoxy around the diaspora! Nothing else!

I am shocked that money slanders are still against the Archbishop, because I have
been to the region of his Archdiocese on three occasions, and believe me the
churches and monasteries are all living in great hardship, and when food was offered
to me it was greatly limited, and that is why I developed and organized The
Archbishop Jovan Fund USA to help bring some comfort and some food on the table, as
well as other humanitarian needs. I know for a fact the Archdiocese of the
Archbishop is in great poverty! Great Poverty!

This is truly shameful that the courts through the influence of the Macedonian
Orthodox Church (FYROM) continue to do all they can to silent the Archbishop and his
Archdiocese will false information and constant lies! The Archbishop is innocent (
and those now at trial with him) and has been released from jail in the past, and
even the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and its government have found him innocent as
when the Archbishop was traveling through Bulgaria the courts of FYROM –through the
influence of MOC tried to have him arrested. The Bulgarian government refused to
send the Archbishop back to FYROM.

Within a few months later the Archbishop made the serious decision out of great Arch
pastoral love to return back to his country and was ready to stand trial and go to
jail if it was necessary, and he did get arrested once he set foot back into his
beloved country, and has been in jail since December 2011!

Please I humbly appeal to you on behalf of The Archbishop Jovan Fund to spread among
others the attached and make an appeal to have the Archbishop released from jail and
that those with him be released from constant persecution!!!!!! Our silence will
only but bring more sufferings and hardships, as well a great humanitarian crisis
among his diocese will go onward and onward!!!

How can we help? Pray! And also we have a tax deductible organization now that can
help as we have means of making sure the Archdiocese of Archbishop Jovan receives
help. Send your donation too:

Archbishop Jovan Fund

C/O St. Herman Orthodox Monastery

P.O. Box 70

Platina, CA. 96076

God love and bless you!

I am in prayer with you!

God is with us!

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!

I have run to the fragrance of your myrrh,

O Christ God, for I have been wounded by your love;

do not part from me, O heavenly Bridegroom.

“Wounded by Love,” The Life and The Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios

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