Celebration of Tenth Anniversary of The Return to Tordinci after The War

     

 

During the war in Croatia (1991-1995) village of Tordinci was severely damaged. The village itself was almost completely destroyed together with the church, and the villagers were displaced. Not until 1998, that the villagers started returning to their homes and restoration and material as well as spiritual, started. In 1999, the Reformed church in Tordinici started with the services again (since the Reformed church in Tordinci has existed till 1551). And today, 10 years after, we are praising the Lord for his kindness and faithfulness.

 

On Saturday, May 23, 2009, we had celebratory church service to mark this occasion. The service was led by Superintendent/Moderator of the Protestant Reformed  Christian Church, who also serves as a pastor of the church in Tordinci, together with other pastors of the denomination. Reverend Albert Feijen, the pastor from Netherlands, held the sermon. Many guests, from all spheres of public and political life, were present at the service.   

     

  

After the service in memory of those who were killed during the war in Tordinci we placed a wreath at the mass grave sight in Tordinci. Afternoon our guests from Netherlands (Rev. Albert Feijen and Wim Kuipers) held two lectures, on Jean Calvin’s teaching on Holy Spirit, and on baptism.



On Sunday May 24, 2009, Petar Petrovic from Serbia was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacraments. Our church started a mission work in Serbia two years ago and as a result of that work we have three churches there (in Belgrade, Sremska Mitrovica and Stara Pazova). This ordination was very significant since it happened on the 10th anniversary of the return of the people of Tordinci after the Serbo-Croatian war.