Armand Oga – 30/3/13
Our Orthodox churches in Elbasan, through the parishes of St. Nicholas and St. Athanasius, took part in the three-day fair (12-14 March 2013) organized by the Municipality of Elbasan. The goal of this fair was to present and display the social, educational and cultural activities of the organizations of Elbasan.
Through the initiative and organization of Father Heliodor Demiri and of the catechist Armand Oga, our Church presented its publications,
religious handicrafts and a photographic exhibition of its various social activities, such as: grades 1-9-years schools, high schools and universities, public contributions, health care, day care (kindergarten), the Children’s Home of Hope, Christian education, camps, construction and restoration of churches; displaying in this way a dignified presentation of the rebuilding of the Orthodox Church.
The booth of the Orthodox Church was visited by many participants of the fair. They took a lot of information about our Church’s activities, as well as our two parishes in Elbasan, of which some visitors had not heard before. The visitors expressed their gratitude for this presentation
initiative. The booth of the Orthodox Church was also visited by the Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economy Mr. Edmond Haxhinasto, the Mayor of Elbasan, and also by different deputies. The students from Elbasan that study in the Theological Academy and orthodox youth of the city helped a lot to represent our Church in this fair.