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Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio

Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio
Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio
Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio
Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, and in conjunction with Protodeacon Jovan Anicic, Director of Religious Education for the Eastern American Diocese, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio hosted a Liturgical Music Workshop February 8th-10th, 2019.

Participants came from across northeast Ohio, including multiple parishes and jurisdictions, for Friday evening’s lecture by Pdn. Jovan on the theme, "Exploring Music through Christian Worship." After taking some time to get to know one another, Pdn. Jovan began with a personal story:  how learning liturgical music as a child sparked within him a love for faith. He finished by discussing his growing awareness of the depth of theology contained within the music he grew to love.  Throughout the evening, the participants enjoyed lively discussion, with questions ranging from liturgical languages to the role of laity in music and chant.

Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington

Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington
Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington
Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington
Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, following the Divine Liturgy, an invigorating six-week lecture series on the Orthodox Christian Theology in its Historical Context began.  This series is offered by Rev. Dr. Vasilije Vranic, parish priest of St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church in Washington, DC/Potomac, MD.  Each Sunday from February 10 through March 17, 2019, Fr. Vasilije will provide in-depth talks on several topics relating to our Orthodox Christian Theology.

Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of Serbia at Orasac

Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of Serbia at Orasac
Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of Serbia at Orasac
Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of Serbia at Orasac
Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of Serbia at Orasac

The feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia also this year was traditionally celebrated in the village of Orasac, near Arandjelovac, Serbia.

The celebration of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Sumadija.

Spiritual assembly in Windsor

Spiritual assembly in Windsor
Spiritual assembly in Windsor
Spiritual assembly in Windsor
Spiritual assembly in Windsor

On Sunday February 10, Their Graces the Bishops Dr. Mitrophan of Canada and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, visited the pious people of the city of Windsor and surroundings and on that occasion served Holy Liturgy in Windsor’s Gracanica Church. 

The Holy Liturgy was served by both Bishops together with Archimandrite Ilarion, Prior of Draganac Monastery, who accompanied Bishop Teodosije, Protopresbyter-stavrofor Miroljub Todorović, retired from long service as parish priest at Windsor’s Gračanica Church, as well as Reverend Vladimir Vranić, the current parish priest at Gračanica Church in Windsor. 

St Sava day at Sv Nikola parish in Brookfield IL

The Serbian Orthodox Church around the world gathered on Sunday to observe St. Sava Slava. St. Nikola Church in Brookfield celebrated Saint Sava, beginning with the Divine Liturgy followed by the blessing and the cutting of the Slavski Kolach with Fr. Nedeljko Lunich.

Richard Upjohn's 1851 Trinity Chapel - The Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava

Richard Upjohn's 1851 Trinity Chapel - The Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava
Richard Upjohn's 1851 Trinity Chapel - The Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava
Richard Upjohn's 1851 Trinity Chapel - The Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava
Richard Upjohn's 1851 Trinity Chapel - The Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava

It was, as The New York Times called it in 1914, “distinctly fashionable to be married there, it was eminently respectable to be buried from there."

Here were married Rhinelanders and Gardiners. Edith Wharton walked down the aisle here. Between 1887 and 1895 there were three Astor funerals – Mrs. John Jacob Astor, William Astor and Mrs. William Waldorf Astor.

His Grace Bishop Maxim Celebrates St. Sava with Phoenix Faithful

His Grace Bishop Maxim Celebrates St. Sava with Phoenix Faithful
His Grace Bishop Maxim Celebrates St. Sava with Phoenix Faithful
His Grace Bishop Maxim Celebrates St. Sava with Phoenix Faithful
His Grace Bishop Maxim Celebrates St. Sava with Phoenix Faithful

On the day when the entire Serbian Nation celebrated its First Archbishop and Illuminator Sava, January 27th, parishioners of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona, with great joy and happiness celebrated the feast of their Patron Saint, led by their Hierarch His Grace Bishop Maxim and Parish Priest Proto-Stavrophor Fr. Dragomir Tuba.

The all-day celebration started with welcoming His Grace by our Church’s beautiful front entrance gate, where he was met by 7-year-old Jelena Beric, who presented him with a bouquet of flowers.