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.

His Grace delivered a timely homily that focused on the importance of Church School - and specifically, on the important role that parents play in the Christian Education of their children.  His Grace also spoke about the necessity of church school children attending and participating in Divine Liturgy.

Immediately following Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Mitrofan officially opened the 2009-2010 Church School year with a prayer service that concluded with the blessing of all the teachers, parents and children in the parish.  His Grace also took time to bless the newly renovated Church School Rooms.

The day concluded with a wonderful luncheon hosted by the Circle of Serbian Sisters.  The community truly enjoyed gathering around their Hierarch at the start of another year of Christian Education in St George Parish!

Source: www.easterndiocese.org