NEWS AND EVENTS - Friday, January 9, 2015
CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY CELEBRATES NATIVITY OF CHRIST
Rev. Darko Spasojevic Elevated to the Rank of Protopresbyter
Chicago, IL - The community of faithful at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago festively celebrated the great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, our diocesan hierarch.
During the course of the Hierachical Liturgy, at the Little Entrance, Bishop Longin elevated the Cathedral Dean, Fr. Darko Spasojevic, to the dignity of Protopresbyter in recognition of his years of service to the Cathedral community and as an encouragement to him in his future priestly ministry.
Concelebrating with Bishop Longin at the Nativity Liturgy were Cathedral clergy, as well as the Reverend Protodeacon Milovan Gogic, the diocesan deacon. Liturgical responses were offered by the Cathedral's Branko Radicevic choir under the directorship of popadija Jelena Vranic.
Following the Holy Eucharist at which many faithful approached the Holy and Lifegiving Mystery of Communion, Bishop Longin greeted the parishioners and spoke of the joy of the Feast and the incarnation and coming into the world of the Son of God.