Noli’s 100th Anniversary Orthodox Albanian mass


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100 years ago, the founding father of the Albanian Autocephalous Orthodox Church held the country’s first official mass in the Albanian language in Durrës. Honoring this centennial though by installing a bust of the Fan Noli proved to be a controversial effort. The local church officials feared a symbolic spite to the current non-Albanian Archbishop in Tirana, but leaders of a new patriotic organization, Foleja, were determined to pay respect to their timeless spiritual leader.
Noli’s 100th Anniversary Orthodox Albanian mass Noli’s 100th Anniversary Orthodox Albanian mass Monday, July 14, 2014 Rating: 5
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