Rockford, IL - The Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church of Rockford, Illinois festively celebrated its 10th anniversary. The weekend's events were highlighted by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by host hierarch Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, and visiting hierarch His Grace Bishop Justin of Timok, Serbia. The hierarchs were assisted by V. Rev. Lazar Kostur and parish priest, Fr. Branislav Koncarevic, Protodeacon Milovan Gogic and Protodeacon Pavle Starcevic.
Parishioners and guests from the greater Chicago area filled the church to capacity. A festive fellowship continued throughout the afternoon on the beautiful parish grounds where the Serb Fest coincided with this wonderful anniversary.