Assistance to the Eparchy of Budimlja-Nikšić

The Lord’s greeting to all!

I wanted to let you know that I have attended the enthronement of the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Joanikije. Despite all the temptations and challenges, it was a magnificent event. Those are the kinds of moments when you wish time could stop: an event I will surely remember for a long, long time. The blessings that those of us who attended have received I wish to pass on to all of you and your families. You were all in my prayers!

I believe that we are all aware how much our monasteries financially struggle, and how difficult it is for the people who live in those areas. We also know how much the monasteries have helped and continue to help the poor: they were always with the people when it was hardest. This time, I also witnessed how many people come to the monasteries seeking assistance, and how many soup kitchens organized by the Church are there that feed the hungry.

We have launched a fundraiser to help the Eparchy of Budimlja-Nikšić, where the newly elected Bishop of Budimlja-Nikšić, our dear Bishop Metodije, was enthroned on September 26 this year.

The situation is not rosy here in Canada either, but we believe that there are still those who are able and willing to help. It is ours to do our best, and the Lord will arrange the rest.

The charitable Humanitarian Foundation “Stara Raška” supports this action: for all contributions of over $50, Stara Raška will issue a tax receipt. The list of all contributors will be submitted to Bishop Metodije.

If you are able to participate in this action, you can send your contributions by:

  1. E-transfer: bgasovic@sympatico.caplease send me your address
  2. PayPal: bgasovic@sympatico.caplease send me your address
  3. Personal Check made payable to “STARA RASKA”. If you choose this option, please contact me directly by email at, to provide you with the mailing address to send the check to.

Please feel free to forward this appeal to your friends and acquaintances.

All the best to you and your family!

Biljana Gašović