The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a Church in Botswana

Church of Serbia – 30/10/18

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated on October 27, 2018, on the feast-day of the Venerable Mother St. Paraseceva, a new church dedicated to the first Serbian Archbishop, St. Sava in Gaborone, capital city of the state of Botswana.

During the First Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church His Holiness the Patriarch was concelebrated by the His Excellency Metropolitan Genadios of Gaborone and Botswana – from the Patriarchate of Alexandria and by members of the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church: His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija,  archpriest-stavrophor Dragi Veskovac, hieromonk Amvrosije Vesic  as well as by other clerics, in the presence of the Serbian ambassador in the South African Republic Bozin Nikolic and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Botswana Viktor Sibilov, Consul of the Embassy of Serbia in Pretoria Sasha Mart and a large number of Serbs living and working in that part of Africa. The founders of the St. Sava church in Gaborone are Mr. Milivoje Nikolic and his wife Linet, who donated a plot for the construction of the church.

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