Orthodox Church of Saint Savvas Nijmegen Gelderland

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Who we are

Orthodox Church of Saint Savvas in Nijmegen, Gelderland is a Christian congregation serving the Nijmegen community and seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey.

We seek to be a loving, friendly community that worships God, and serves others. We place a high priority on teaching from the Bible and following the example of Jesus.

Our vision is to impact and renew Nijmegen and beyond with the transforming message of Jesus Christ through words and actions.

Come as you are - we'd love to get to know you.

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Orthodox Church of Saint Savvas
Van der Mondeweg 24
Haalderen
Nijmegen, Gelderland 6685 BP
Netherlands
Phone: 06-16302622 / 06-83 412 206
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Dusan Erdelj
Dušan Erdelj
Priest
Van der Mondeweg 24
Haalderen
Nijmegen, Gelderland 6685 BP
Netherlands
Phone: 06-16302622 / 06-47782990
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Higher Ground

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.” ...
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Priester Dusan Erdelj is geboren in een arbeidersgezin, godvruchtige familie, op 13.04.1982.

Hij is geboren in Vojvodina (Bačka), in Bečej, een klein stadje aan de rivier Tisa. Zijn moeder is Slavica en vader Vladimir. In zijn vroegste jeugd bracht hij veel tijd in de Kerk van de Heilige Groot-Martelaar Georgius in Bečej, waar hij het christelijk-orthodoxe geloof van zijn spirituele vaders leert, van vader Stojan Bilić (huidige aartspriester van Novi Sad) en van vader Siniša Panić (huidige aartspriester van Novi Sad). Naast zijn bekwame priesters werd vader Dušan onderwezen door zijn grootmoeder Ana en zijn wijle grootvader Dušan in het geloof en de nette manieren, met wie hij tot zijn 15e samenwoonde. Tijdens de periode van zijn basisonderwijs op school “Sever Djurkić” in Bečej, de bisschop van Bačka Mr. Irinej (Bulović) arriveert in Bečej voor Kerk Slava (viering) op voorstel van de parochie autoriteiten. Mr. Irinej zegent vader Dušan en roept hem uit tot lector.

Na voltooiing van de lagere school, en door de zegen van de bisschop van Bačka Irinej, schreef Dušan zich in voor het Seminarie van Heilige Johannes Chrysostomus in Kragujevac. Het gelijknamige seminarie werd in 1997 geopend op initiatief van de gezegende bisschop van Šumadija, academicus Dr. Sava (Vuković). Als leerling van de eerste generatie theologen op deze school nam Dušan deel aan de oprichting van een nieuwe moderne theologische opleiding.

Dat waren moeilijke dagen in het dorp Grošnica, totdat het nieuwe schoolgebouw in de nederzetting Aerodrom nabij het centrum van de stad Kragujevac was voltooid. In die jaren begon de NAVO-agressie tegen ons land, zodat de studenten van het seminarie met hun jonge professoren die moeilijke en zeer schaarse dagen in de hoofdstad van Šumadija overleefden.

In 2002 rondde vader Dušan met groot succes de vijfde klas van het seminarie af, en na zijn afstuderen keerde hij terug naar zijn geboorteplaats Bečej. In hetzelfde jaar gaf de bisschop van Bačka Irinej hem een studiebeurs en stuurde hem om te studeren aan de Faculteit der Theologie in Belgrado.

In 2004 verhuisde vader Dušan met de zegen van bisschop Irinej naar het bisdom Braničevo en stelde hij zich ter beschikking van bisschop Dr. Ignatius (Midić). Bij Gods voorzienigheid wijdde bisschop Ignatius tijdens de liturgie van de hiërarch in december van hetzelfde jaar pater Dušan tot diaken en stuurde hem naar Ćuprija, waar hij in de broederschap van de kerk van St. George was onder leiding van aartsbisschop Milija.

In het voorjaar van 2005 nodigde bisschop Ignatius vader Dušan uit om hem te informeren dat hij tot priester gewijd zou worden, en na zijn wijding in mei van hetzelfde jaar benoemde hij hem tot pastoor van Klenje-Makački (Braničevo bisdom – Golubac-gebied). De jonge ouderling past snel in de omgeving en vernieuwt samen met zijn gelovigen liturgisch zeer snel de parochie. In minder dan twee jaar ontving de parochie twee gerenoveerde kerken met fresco’s en een nieuw gebouwd prachtig parochiehuis. De kerkgemeenschap kreeg een kerkelijk karakter en met de hulp van de kinderen, aan wie vader Dušan godsdienstonderwijs gaf, raakte ze op zon- en feestdagen vol, wat de gelovigen aanmoedigde om te blijven helpen en deel te nemen aan het leven van de kerk.

In 2008 studeerde vader Dušan af aan het Orthodox Theologische Instituut, en in hetzelfde jaar voltooide hij de renovatie van de Makački-tempel met zijn gelovigen, waar studenten van het Instituut voor Conversatie, Fresco en Icoon-schrijven samenwerkten met professor Goran Janićijević uit Belgrado. Op 8 juni 2008 kwam bisschop Ignatije van Braničevo om de liturgie van de hiërarch te dienen, waar hij de gerenoveerde kerk wijdde en waar hij vader Dušan versierde met de rang van proto-afgevaardigde.

Bisschop Luka (Kovačević), bisschop van de stad Parijs en heel West-Europa, zegende de komst van Proto-afgevaardigde Dušan Erdelj in zijn bisdom, en op 1 november 2008 begon vader Dušan te dienen in de parochies van Nijmegen, Amsterdam en Utrecht. In 2010 stichtte vader Dušan de nieuwe parochie van Heilige Nectarios van Egina in Breda, en in hetzelfde jaar werd hij bij besluit van bisschop Luka aartspriester. In 2016 nam aartspriester Dušan afscheid van de parochie in Amsterdam en in hetzelfde jaar stichtte hij, met de zegen van bisschop Luka, nog twee nieuwe gemeenschappen in Luik (België) en Eindhoven (Nederland).

Priest Dusan Erdelj was born in a working-class, godly family, on 13.04.1982.

He was born in Vojvodina (Bačka), in Bečej, a small town on the river Tisa. His mother is Slavica and father Vladimir. In his earliest childhood he spent a lot of time in the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Georgius in Bečej, where he learns the Christian Orthodox faith from his spiritual fathers, from father Stojan Bilić (current archpriest of Novi Sad) and from father Siniša Panić (current archpriest of Novi Sad). In addition to his skilled priests, father Dušan was taught by his grandmother Ana and his late grandfather Dušan in faith and proper manners, with whom he lived until the age of 15. During the period of his primary education at school “Sever Djurkić” in Bečej, the Bishop of Bačka Mr. Irinej (Bulović) arrives in Bečej for Church Slava (celebration) at the suggestion of the parish authorities. mr. Irinej blesses father Dušan and proclaims him lecturer.

After completing primary school, and with the blessing of the bishop of Bačka Irinej, Dušan enrolled in the Seminary of Saint John Chrysostom in Kragujevac. The seminary of the same name was opened in 1997 on the initiative of the blessed bishop of Šumadija, academician Dr. Sava (Vukovic). As a student of the first generation of theologians at this school, Dušan participated in the establishment of a new modern theological training.
Those were difficult days in the village of Grošnica, until the new school building in the settlement of Aerodrom near the center of the town of Kragujevac was completed. In those years, NATO aggression against our country began, so that the students of the seminary with their young professors survived those difficult and very scarce days in the capital of Šumadija.

In 2002, father Dušan successfully completed the fifth class of the seminary, and after graduating he returned to his hometown of Bečej. In the same year, the Bishop of Bačka Irinej gave him a scholarship and sent him to study at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade.

In 2004, with the blessing of Bishop Irinej, Father Dušan moved to the Diocese of Braničevo and placed himself at the disposal of Bishop Dr. Ignatius (Midic). By the providence of God, during the Liturgy of the Hierarch in December of the same year, Bishop Ignatius ordained Father Dušan as a deacon and sent him to Ćuprija, where he was in the confraternity of the Church of St. George under the direction of Archbishop Milija.

In the spring of 2005, Bishop Ignatius invited father Dušan to inform him that he would be ordained as a priest, and after his ordination in May of the same year, he appointed him pastor of Klenje-Makački (Braničevo diocese – Golubac area). The young elder quickly fits into the environment and, together with his faithful, liturgically renews the parish very quickly. In less than two years the parish received two renovated churches with frescoes and a newly built beautiful parish house. The church community took on an ecclesial character and with the help of the children, to whom father Dušan gave religious instruction, it became full on Sundays and holidays, encouraging the faithful to continue helping and participating in the life of the church.

In 2008, father Dušan graduated from the Orthodox Theological Institute, and in the same year he completed the renovation of the Makački Temple with his faithful, where students from the Institute of Conversation, Frescoing and Icon-writing collaborated with Belgrade professor Goran Janićijević. On June 8, 2008, Bishop Ignatije of Braničevo came to serve the Liturgy of the Hierarch, where he consecrated the renovated church and decorated Father Dušan with the rank of proto-deputy.

Bishop Luka (Kovačević), bishop of the city of Paris and all of Western Europe, blessed the arrival of Proto Delegate Dušan Erdelj in his diocese, and on November 1, 2008, Father Dušan began serving in the parishes of Nijmegen, Amsterdam and Utrecht. In 2010 Father Dušan founded the new parish of Saint Nectarios of Aegina in Breda, and in the same year he became archpriest by decree of Bishop Luka. In 2016, Archpriest Dušan said goodbye to the parish in Amsterdam and in the same year, with the blessing of Bishop Luka, he founded two more communities in Liège (Belgium) and Eindhoven (The Netherlands).   Edit
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Zellersacker 2169
6546HP Nijmegen
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The power of Christian prayer Give me a steadfast heart
Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart which no unworthy thought can drag downwards; an unconquered heart which no tribulation can wear out; an upright heart which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon me also, O Lord my God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
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