Milton, Ontario - On Sunday, October 14, 2012, on the feastday of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Slava of the Diocese of Canada was solemnly celebrated at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton. His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada celebrated his 28th anniversary as archpastor in Canada.
In the beautiful church of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, officiated by His Grace Bishop Georgije, was served with the concelebration of the diocesan clergy. Melanija Popovic from Stone Creek served as kuma.
Following the Divine Liturgy a program was held at which time the "Istocnik" publication house and the newest books were promoted. V. Rev. Ljubomir Rajic, the editor in chief, greeted everyone present after which contributors Dr. Davor Milicevic and Radovan Gajic greeted the public.
Children books "Istocnicic" and "Knjiga Radosti" (Book of Joy) were promoted. The book "Knjiga Radosti" was shaped and arranged through the efforts of Dr. Andrei Bazilevsky, as a collection of Serbian poems for our children, while "Istocnicic" contains beautiful stories for our children and adults. His Grace Bishop Georgije, as the host, also spoke, greeting and bestowing his blessings upon those present with the hopes that we all be under the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God.
Following the book promotion, the Kolo Sestara from Oakville, led by Mira Prostran and Sanja Djekic, prepared a Slava banquet for guests of this great celebration. The Slava Kolach was blessed before the meal where V. Rev. Milojko Dimitric from Hamilton accepted kumstvo for next year.
Sindjel Vasilije (Gavrilovic)