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News and Events - April 2017

NEWS AND EVENTS - Friday, April 21, 2017

DEANERY PRIESTS MEET TOGETHER FOR BRIGHT WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Bright Monday Photo gallery
Bright Tuesday Photo gallery

BRIGHT MONDAY:

With the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 17, 2017, priests from the Cleveland Deanery gathered at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio to joyfully concelebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy of Bright Monday.  This event was the culmination of the fellowship established during the period of Great Lent, where priests gathered many times throughout the week as part of their Lenten growth and discipline.  

The joyous celebration began with Divine Liturgy at 10am, with the Rev. Presbyter Dragan Goronjic of Holy Trinity in Youngstown, Episcopal Dean, presiding.  Concelebrating priests included the Ven. Protosindjel Sava (Medakovic) from New Marcha Monastery in Richfield; Rev. Presbyter Aleksa Pavichevich from St. George in North Canton; and Rev. Presbyter Bosko Stojanovic from Holy Trinity in Youngstown. The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Milan Pajic, host-priest, joined the faithful parishioners in singing responses. 

Immediately following services, all present gathered in the parish hall to enjoy the hospitality of the St. Archangel Michael community. Enjoying the feast together, priest and parishioner alike enjoyed roasted lamb, sarma, gibanica, ruska salata and more.  It was a joyous event!

BRIGHT TUESDAY:

With the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 18. 2017, priests from the Cleveland Deanery gathered with priests from the Pittsburgh Deanery at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio to joyfully concelebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy of Bright Tuesday.  This event was hosted by the Rev. Presbyter Dragan Gorojnic, Episcopal Dean of the Cleveland Deanery.

The day began with Divine Liturgy at 10am, with the Ven. Protosindjel  Sava (Medakovic) of New Marcha Monastery presiding.  Concelebrating priests included the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Milan Pajic of St. Archangel Michael in Akron; Rev. Presbyter Aleksa Pavichevich from St. George in North Canton; Rev. Presbyter Bosko Stojanovic from Holy Trinity in Youngstown; Rev. Presbyter Branislav Golic from St. Elijah in Aliquippa; and Rev. Presbyter Vedran Grabic from St. George in Hermitage . Joining the faithful in response were host-priest Rev. Presbyter Dragan Goronjic and Rev. Presbyter Dejan Barac of St. George in Midland.

Immediately following services, all present gathered in the parish hall to enjoy the hospitality of the Holy Trinity community. The meal included roast pig and roasted chickens, as well as various accompaniments.

In order to further promote fellowship, physical health and camaraderie amongst clergy from the two deaneries, the priests and faithful ventured to a small soccer field near the parish home for a scrimmage match. In teams of four, a fun and spirited game ensued. Many clergy families were also present, with children playing in the fields and clergy wives enjoying conversation.  

 

 

 




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