Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Teen Organization Slava in North Canton

Teen Organization Slava in North Canton
Teen Organization Slava in North Canton
Teen Organization Slava in North Canton
Teen Organization Slava in North Canton

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.

Church slava in Columbus

Church slava in Columbus
Church slava in Columbus
Church slava in Columbus
Church slava in Columbus

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!

Today we celebrate the memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson!
Today we celebrate the memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson!
Today we celebrate the memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson!
Today we celebrate the memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson!

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

 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

The Kosovo Monograph Award Publishing Project of the Year from the Diaspora

Belgrade, October 29th - This year's Belgrade Book Fair awards were announced today in the crowded "Ivo Andric" hall, while the Official herald was declared for the publisher of the year.

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).

"In the Footsteps of Saint Sava" Canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson

 "In the Footsteps of Saint Sava" Canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson
 "In the Footsteps of Saint Sava" Canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson
 "In the Footsteps of Saint Sava" Canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson
 "In the Footsteps of Saint Sava" Canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson

The beautiful and spacious St. Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra was too small to receive all the faithful who came from many directions to witness the canonization of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

The parking lot was nearly full before Matins even began. Visiting clergy from the pan Orthodox community could not contain themselves in expressing their great joy at being given the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Diocesan clergy as well as visiting clergy from the Diocese of Eastern America, New Gracanica and Midwestern America, as well as Canada, not to mention the many clergy from the Pan-Orthodox community of greater Los Angeles formed a long line, escorting His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and all the hierarchs into the overfilled church with many faithful standing at the front steps, as well beside the church where seating and television screens were prepared for the faithful to be able to watch the liturgy from outside the church.