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Fourth Annual Orthodox Institute in Florida
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

For the first time since its inception four years ago this year's St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Orthodox Institute was hosted by a parish outside the Western American Diocese. The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida of the Eastern American Diocese, was host to this year's event. Registration in the late afternoon hours on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, marked the beginning of the event. After Vespers, served by host priest V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Zaric, Their Graces Bishop Irinej of Eastern America and Bishop Maxim of Western America greeted all the gathered clergy and participants both in the church and later after dinner in the fellowship hall. Also attending this year's Institute were His Grace Bishop Longin of Midwestern America and His Grace Bishop Kirilo of Dioclea. Continue


The Place of Gratitude in Youth Ministry
“rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:7

Youth Leaders of the Serbian Orthodox Church participated in the 2018 Pan-Orthodox Youth Worker’s Conference held February 1-3 in Atlanta, Georgia. The focus of this conference included such topics as the place of gratitude in youth ministry, connecting liturgical thanksgiving with daily gratitude, best use of social media and integrating parents and families in parish youth ministry.

This team of youth leaders of the Serbian Orthodox Church will be assisting the Standing Committees in organizing the 2018 Youth Conference which will be held June 20-24 at Cleveland State University and Saint Sava Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. More details to follow.

JUNE 20-JUNE 24, 2018

A Serbian Lady With a Big Heart
Sunday, February 11, 2018

On Saturday, February 3, 2018 a fundraising dinner was organized in Toronto by Rebecca MacDonald, a lady with the biggest heart in North America, born in Sarajevo and raised in Belgrade, who for three decades has lived in Canada, with the goal of raising funds for scholarships to be granted to the best Serbian students who are advancing their studies in Canada.

Besides members of the MacDonald family, attending this event was: Ambassador for Republic of Serbia Mihailo Papazoglu; General Consul in Toronto for the Republic of Serbia Vasilije Petkovic; Dean of the Synaxis of Serbian Saints Church in Mississauga Rev. Jovan Marjanac; Protodeacon Dr. Damjan Bozic; Frank and Monica Heizenfront, founders and owners of a company for automobile parts; John Beard congressman and former Canadian minister of foreign affairs; Steven and Jennifer MacDonald, director at the Bank of Canada; Daniel MacDonald, founder and owner of a water filter company; Bruce Campbell, businessman; Jill Denim, corporate director for the Invest Fund at the Bank of Canada; Vlada Dosen, Serbian store owner in Toronto; Petar Stefanovic, president of an engineering company, and others. Continue

Patronal Celebration of St. Sava in LA
Thursday, February 2018

A brisk sunny morning has dawned on Januuary 27
th, 2018, when the Serbian Church liturgically commemorates the greatest enlightener and the First Archbishop of Serbia, Saint Sava. In Saint Sava’s Parish of Los Angeles, created through equal to the apostolic efforts of Saint Sebastian Dabovic in 1909, final preparations for the celebration of the one who, for centuries, has been teaching and inspiring Serbs all around the globe how to remain on “the path that leads to Life” (according to his troparion), were being executed in haste.

Vicar Bishop of S. America Visits Phoenix
Thursday, February 1, 2018

This year’s annual Patronal Feast Day – Slava Celebration on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona, was very special in many ways, but most of all on the account of the visit of their Graces Bishop Maksim and Bishop Kirilo. Bishop Kirilo was elected as hierarch almost four years ago as a Vicar Bishop to His Eminence Amfilohije of Montenegro, with a special appointment to take care of our Church in South America, for the first time visited Phoenix as a part of his larger North American tour.

Fr. Dragomir, St Sava Parish Priest, Fr. Stanislav St. Nicholas Parish Priest, and Fr. Jovan Katanic Diocesan Deacon together with numerous children and faithful welcomed their Graces at the gate of the St. Sava Church property with a festive procession proceeding to the Church for the spiritually uplifting Holy Hierarchical Liturgy. St Sava’s “Stevan Hristic” Church Choir was especially inspiring by their beautiful liturgical responses. Continue

St. Sava Celebrated in Regina
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In the oldest church of the Diocese of Canada dedicated to the Holy Trinity in the town of Regina in the province of Saskatchewan, the Serbian Slava of Saint Sava was celebrated.

The faithful and children gathered in the beautiful church which had recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, where everyone, though far from their fatherland speak the Serbian language and are aware of their Serbian roots.Continue

St Sava Celebration in Cleveland
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A beautiful Slava morning at St. Sava Cathedral in Parma was enhanced by the many children dressed in folk costumes who attended the liturgy with their parents and grandparents. The Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America with the concelebration of the host priest V. Rev. Dragoslav Kosic and Protodeacon Milos Zdralic. This divine service was made all the more beautiful by the voices of the Serbian Singing Society „Njegos“ while the children' choir added an angelic presence.Continue

St. Sava Academy in Washington
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America the Serbian community in the nation's capital gathered on January 27, 2018 to formally celebrate their father and enlightener St. Sava

Following Vespers the celebration began with the blessing of the Slava Kolach in the presence of representatives of the diplomatic corps, official representives from the State of Maryland, all educational organizations, cultural groups and many parishioners and friends of St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church.

The formal academia in honor of Saint Sava was led by Branko Terzic, the Royal Adjutant and member of the Privy Council. The academia began with the Hymn to the Saint Sava sung by all program participants and directed by Popadija Jelena Vranic. Afterward, the parish priest, Rev. Dr. Vasilije Vranic, offered his words of greeting followed by Serban ambassador Djerdj Matkovic who wholeheartily supports all the religious and cultural events of the Serbian communities throughout America. Continue

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