The final day of the Assembly, Thursday August 13, began with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. The Liturgy was concelebrated by all the hierarchs present: His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of Libertyville and Chicago, His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada, His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and the Midwest, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America, His Grace Bishop Mark of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, and His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America.
Liturgy on the second day was followed by taking of the official sabor photos
Metropolitan Christopher thanked God that our Assemblies have put greater emphasis on learning and deepening ourselves in the Faith, both in our presentations of committee work and in our speakers. He especially commended the young participants in the St. Nikolai of Zica Oratorical Festival, who edified us with their thoughts on Christian life.
Triennial Church Assembly (Sabor) of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America began on Tuesday,
August 11, 2009 at St. George Church in Canton, Ohio with the Divine Liturgy. A good
number of clergy and delegates began their work with receiving the Holy
Eucharist. The Invocation of Holy Spirit was then served by His Grace
Bishop Dr. Mitrophan.
Triennial Church Assembly (Sabor) of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is set to begin on August
11, 2009 at
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio. The Assembly brings together the
hierarchs, clergy, congregation board presidents and congregation delegates
from all five dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America.
This year our Diocese will hold its 13th Annual Diocesan Days on Labor Day weekend, September 4 through September 6, in Jackson, California. We take this opportunity to invite you to support this very important and uplifting event by coming and participating in all the Church Services, workshops and other planned activites. We encourage you to come and spend time with family and friends and enjoy a weekend of delicous food and entertainment. Information regarding the schedule of events will be available soon!