Sunday, January 22, 2012

Djokovic ( Tennis Player ) receives Orthodox award

Novak Djokovic Tennis Player

   International Fund of unity of Orthodox peoples awarded prizes for 2012. Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, Mahmut Abbas president of Palestine and Serbian Tennis Player Novak Djokovic.
   The award of the International Fund for the Unity of the Orthodox Peoples is given annually to heads of state and government, speakers of parliament, Orthodox clergy and political leaders for their achievements in establishing economic and political ties in keeping with the traditions of Eastern Christianity. More than 50 people have received the award since it was established several years ago. Along with Mahmoud Abbas, this year’s nominees include Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II and famous Serbian tennis-player Novak Djokovic, “a generous charity provider, who helps restore sacred sites in Kosovo and Metohija”.
   Djokovic was awarded on the recommendation of the top Serbian Orthodox Church, said in a statement.
   Russian Patriarch Kirill said that Djokovic example, not only successful athletes, but also of Orthodox believers, who are "acting in their Hope in God's will", announced today VIA
" Also, he has committed, helps many Serbian Orthodox Churches, including the monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija, children and youth funded humanitarian programs ", said the Russian Orthodox Church.
   As noted, all Djokovic is my country, Serbia, and Russia's recognition of him is of great importance.
" Russia is a sincere friend of my homeland, it is much helped Serbia ", Djokovic said.
   Djokovic, who expressed gratitude for the recognition of the International Fund of unity of Orthodox
  SOURCE:  The Voice Of Russia (radio)Itar-Tass WebSiteNovosti(SRB) WebSite
                   and Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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