Serbian Orthodox Church
Within the humanitarian action " An instrument for a smile" launched by the humanitarian NGO Mother of Nine Jugovic and the Musical school Josip Slavenski from Belgrade, and in the cooperation with the Diocese of Raska-Prizren, pupils and teachers of the Musical school "Stevan Hristic" from Gnjilane received 32 instruments (4 pianos, 16 violins, 3 accordion, 3 clarinets, 2 trumpets, 1 flute and 1 trombone) and books for teaching.
On Saturday, November 12 a cross was blessed and raised on the church of Synaxys of Serbian Saints in Stuttgart. On this occasion for the effort and expressed ardor towards Holy Church and the church of Synaxis of Serbian Saints 37 parishioners were awarded with gromattas.
The evening vesper service was served by Stuttgart's parish priest, protonamesnik Slobodan Miljevic and archpriest Bratislav Bozic also other priests from other cities. The choir of the St. Prince Lazar from Stuttgart chanted.
The Circle of Serbian Sisters of St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church of Miami, Florida, festively celebrated their 32nd Krsna Slava, Sv. Petka, on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Parish priest, Protojerej Svetozar Veselinovich officiated at the Divine Liturgy. Co-celebrating with him were Protojerej-stavrophor Stokan Cirkovic, currently visiting from Serbia (who had served as parish priest in Miami from 1991 -1999), and Protojerej-stavrophor Lazar Kostur, retired dean of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Merrillville, IN.
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Earlier this year, we came together as a community United in Faith, Love and Action – working against the clock to find a matching bone marrow donor for Jelena Stojakovic.
I regret to inform you that despite your generous willingness to help, and our combined efforts to save her life, Jelena fell asleep in the Lord at a Seattle cancer treatment center on Tuesday, November 15. She was 32 years old. She was devoted to the Lord in faith and to improving the condition of her fellow man as shown through her years of service at International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).