Richfield, OH - With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America Monastery Marcha, located between the Cleveland and Akron parishes in Northeast Ohio, celebrated their Monastery Slava, St. Archagel Gabriel, on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Bishop Mitrophan officiated at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of local diocesan clergy: V. Rev. Archimandrite Leontije from the nearby St. Mark's Monastery, V. Rev. Djordje Mileusnic, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, V. Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic and Rev. Isak Kisin. Other clergy in attendance were V. Rev. Rodney Torbic and Rev. Milovan Katanic.
In his homily following the liturgy Bishop Mitrophan spoke of the importance of not only knowing and studying the teachings and life and sayings of Jesus but, above all, of living our lives according to this teaching in the same way the Apostles and Martyrs and Saints and the many righteous men and women have done throughout the ages. In continuation of this beautiful evangelical theme His Grace, the bishop, following the homily recognized the achievement of composer and professor of music Nikola Resanovic, for his dedication to Serbian chant and the composition of several volumes of liturgical music, not to mention his devotion and participation at the liturgy at Monastery Marcha and local parishes.
Upon the recommendation of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan Nikola was awarded the Order of St. Sava in the Third Degree. A joyous Many years was chanted by all present.