Eparchial (Diocesan) News
On Sunday, November 29th, the teen organization of St George Serbian Orthodox Church celebrated their first Slava in honor of the recently canonized St Sebastian of Jackson, California.
On Sunday November 22, 2015 Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio celebrated its Slava - St. Stefan of Decani. Divine Liturgy started at 10:00 a.m. and it was followed with blessing of zito and kolac. Kumovi for this year Slava were Sam and Debbie Mamula. Following the blessing of zito and kolac; Slava luncheon was served in parish social hall for all in attendance. During the Slava lunch Luka Zecevic was awarded with Church Gramata for his many years of dedicated service to our Church.
Today we celebrate the memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson
Jackson, Ca - November 28-30, 2015 - With the translation of holy relics from Los Angeles to Jackson, CA, our newly glorified Saint came alive for us, as if they had never reposed and were not separated from us in time by over eighty years. The festivities began on Sunday with the Divine Liturgy served by Archbishop Benjamin (OCA), Bishop Maxim, Abbot Sava of Tvrdos Monastery, Abbot Damascene of Platina, Priests Lazar Vasiljevic, Nicholas Ceko, Steven Tumbas, Gregory Edwards, Blasko Paraklis, James Barfield, and Deacons Dragan Stojanovic and Zoran Aleksic. Fr Steve Tumbas was elevated to the rank of stavrophore and Protodeacon Triva Pavlov received the metal of St Sebastian. May the intercessions of Saint Sebastian offer to God the prayers and supplications of all the faithful.
Fr. Miladin Garic has reposed in the Lord - Funeral - Saturday, Nov. 28th 9:30am, Fair Oaks, CA
Fr. Miladin Garic reposed peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, the Feast Day of St. Stefan Decanski. His wishes were to have a funeral service in the Church of the Holy Assumption and final burial in Jackson at St. Sava beside his wife Protonica Nina.My the Holy Spirit equip him with His breath! May his memory be eternal!
Funeral Arrangments for Proto Miladin Garic
Services will take place at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fair Oak, CA
Friday, November 27th - Tisagijon at 6:00pm followed by refreshments at Church hall.
Saturday, November 28th - Divine Liturgy at 9:30 with Funeral Service.
His Grace Bishop Maxim will officiate with local and guest clergy.
Funeral Service will be followed by Lunch /Daca at church hall.
Instead of flowers in memory of Proto Garic you may give donation to Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Fair Oaks or St. Sava in Jackson
Per the decision of the jury, the award for publishers from the Diaspora went to the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America and their publishing house "Sebastian press" in the United States for the book "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija - the Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian people" (in English).