Serbian Orthodox Church
This was the first St. Sava celebration since the cathedral was severely damaged by fire. The most beautiful aspect of the slava celebration was the general atmosphere of delight which, thanks to the children of the Serbian School and the folklore group “Opancici,” prevailed in the hall of St. Eleutherios Greek Orthodox Church, which was so full that there were not enough seats for everyone.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint George in Prizren with the concelebration of the local clergy, students of the Seminary and faithful.
Following the Liturgy the celebration of the greatest Serbian Saint and Enlightener was continued at the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prizren where students of the Seminary prepared a cultural and art program.
The Serbian community in Boston celebrated its Patronal Feast on Sunday, January 29, 2017. This year's celebration was particularly special as the parish welcomed in their midst for the first time their newly appointed bishop, His Grace Bishop Irinej. His Grace arrived on Saturday from Biddeford, ME where he celebrated St. Sava with the Portland Serbian Community.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, the first Archbishop of Serbia and Enlightener of the Serbian people, 27 January 2017, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Vienna.
On this occasion the Bishop ordained Deacon Filip Milunovic as priest.
The church was full of the faithful. At the service, the Bishop and clergy cut the slava cake and blessed this year’s Church donators– family Rankovic from Vienna. After the Holy Liturgy a solemn luncheon was prepared for all the present at the Bishop’s residence.
The annual Saint Sava celebration was held at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio on January 29th.
Reverend Father Bosko Stojanovic, parish priest, began the day with the Holy Liturgy. This year we were blessed with 22 participants in the program that offered poems, songs, and recitations. This was a historic milestone for our parish since it was the 90th consecutive St. Sava banquet and program that took place in our local community. The early Serbian pioneers who settled in the Youngstown area left their homeland and brought with them their faith and customs which we proudly continue today through the tradition of St. Sava. Joining us in the celebration which took place in the Serbian Memorial hall was Reverend Father Dragan Goronjic. Slavski Kumovi were Slavisa and Iadranca Vlaici and children Nikolas and Lukas.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Sinisa Mali, Mayor of Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on February 1st, 2017.
The audience was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, and protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Administration Office of the Serbian Patriarchate.