Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Schererville Circle of Serbian sisters celebrates Krsna slava

On Sunday, September 20th, the Circle of Serbian Sisters of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana celebrated its Krsna Slava—the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God. Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Longin of the New Gracanica-Midwestern American Diocese. Our newly appointed diocesan bishop was assisted by V. Rev. Lazar Kostur, parish priest Rev. Dobrivoje V. Milunovic and Protodeacon Milovan Gogic. Responses were sung by the Bishop Stefan Lastavica Church Choir. At the conclusion of the liturgy, a Memorial Service (Parastos) was held for all the departed sisters of the Kolo followed by the cutting of the Slavski Kolac (Festal Bread). The Slava Kuma this year is Mrs. Anka Ozegovic.

Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Seminars inaugurate new year of Church School

The community of faithful at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, inaugurated a new year of Church School classes in a fitting manner on Sunday, September 13, 2009, with a Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and prayers asking for the Lord to bless the church school children and their parents, as well as an educational seminar for the entire Cathedral community.

Rockford parish celebrates 10 year anniversary

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.

New attack on church of St Procopius in Visoko

Uknown persons in the night between September 13 and 14, 2009 broke into the church of the Saint Greatmartyr Procopius in Visoko. According to the parish priest presbyter Marko Malesh of Kakanj, who serves also the parish of Visoko, in the church the whole inventory was ransacked, but nothing is missing, since the icons and other worthy stuff were moved because of frequent burglaries in the church.

Holy Resurrection festively marked beginning of new Church school year

With the archpastoral blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan +Christopher, liturgical festivities at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral began with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM The Divine Liturgy was served by special guest hierarch, His Grace Bishop Dr. +Maxim of Western America, assisted by cathedral clergy, Fr Darko Spasojevic, cathedral dean, Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Fr. Vasilije Vranic, Fr. Dennis Pavichevich, retired parish priest of Holy Resurrection and former dean, and Deacon Damjan Bozic.