Bishop Mitrophan Attends Lenten Vespers in Youngstown Parish
His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America attended the Lenten Vespers for the Cleveland Deanery, the second group, hosted by Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
V. Rev. Stavrophor Janko Rajlich, the dean led the evening's service with the con-celebration of V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Filipovic, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, Protonamesnik Milovan Katanic and host Rev. Dragan Goronjic.
In his homily Fr. Dragomir said that it's already been a month that we've been fasting and people will have various reactions - some might say how fast the time has gone while others might groan knowing there are still three weeks to go. He then took a more in depth look into what it means to fast and is it to God's benefit or the benefit of our souls. In the end, having made an argument of the great need for fasting and prayer in our lives, he posed the question, does anyone have the right to complain that there are more weeks of the fast.
A lenten meal followed prepared by the hardworking women of the local Kolo Sestara. His Grace the bishop offered kind words during the meal, stressing the need to keep unity and peace in our parishes.
Source: Eastern American Diocese