Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Episcopal visit marks the beginning of the Church school year

St George Serbian Orthodox Church was blessed with a visit from His Grace Bishop Dr +Mitrofan to start off the 2009-2010 Church School Year.  The day began with Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, presided over by His Grace, with many concelebrating clergy in attendance:  Very Rev Rodney Torbic, director of Religious Education in the Serbian Eastern Diocese and parish priest of St George in Charmichael, PA; Parish priest of St George in Lorain, Rev Aleksa Pavichevich; Rev Dn Dragoslav Kosic, Epicopal Deacon; and Rev Dn Zeljko Jurisic from St Archangel Michael in Akron.

Feastday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in New Gracanica

At the New Gracanica Monastery, a Hierarchal Liturgy was served on the Feastday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Bishop Longin served, accompanied by seven priests and four deacons. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Longin gave a sermon in which he spoke of the very event of the finding and elevation of the Holy Cross by Empress Helen and Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, but also about the importance for each one of us of carrying our own cross, or rather of struggling against sin, passions and anything else that might separate us from the love of God.

Bishop Longin visited the CSC of Saint Sava in Milwaukee

Saturday, 26th of September 2009 - His Grace Bishop Longin, along with Protopresbyter Stavrofor Marko Todorovic, visited the Church-school community of Saint Sava in Milwaukee WI. After a warm welcome on the part of Father Dragan Veleusic and Father Radomir Cutilo, the Bishop viewed the beautiful Cathedral, unique in its beauty far beyond our diocese.

Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos celebrated in Irvine, California

His Grace Bishop Maxim, Hieromonk Fr. Jovan Babic, and Fr. Blasko Paraklis together with the parishioners of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Church in Irvine, California celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos on Sunday, September 20th.

Source: www.westsrbdio.org

Adelaide Seminar, 20 September 2009

Perhaps the greatest injustice to a great culture is not only for it to be misunderstood, but for it to be misrepresented. It is up to the youth of the current generation to set the benchmark and standard for future generations on how to interact not only with each other but with and around the church. Last Sunday, 20 September 2009, the youth of Adelaide organised a seminar to address this very point and to highlight the objectives of the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA). Despite being one of the first SOYA meetings held by the Adelaide youth, the turnout of around 20 youth hinted at a bright future.