community of faithful at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in
Chicago, Illinois, inaugurated a new year of Church School classes in a fitting
manner on Sunday, September 13, 2009, with a Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
and prayers asking for the Lord to bless the church school children and their
parents, as well as an educational seminar for the entire Cathedral community.
Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church of Rockford, Illinois festively
celebrated its 10th anniversary. The weekend's events were highlighted
by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by host hierarch Bishop
Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, and visiting hierarch His
Grace Bishop Justin of Timok, Serbia. The hierarchs were assisted by V.
Rev. Lazar Kostur and parish priest, Fr. Branislav Koncarevic,
Protodeacon Milovan Gogic and Protodeacon Pavle Starcevic.
Uknown persons in the night between September 13 and 14, 2009 broke into the church of the Saint Greatmartyr Procopius in Visoko. According to the parish priest presbyter Marko Malesh of Kakanj, who serves also the parish of Visoko, in the church the whole inventory was ransacked, but nothing is missing, since the icons and other worthy stuff were moved because of frequent burglaries in the church.
With the archpastoral blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan +Christopher, liturgical festivities at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral began with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM The Divine Liturgy was served by special guest hierarch, His Grace Bishop Dr. +Maxim of Western America, assisted by cathedral clergy, Fr Darko Spasojevic, cathedral dean, Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Fr. Vasilije Vranic, Fr. Dennis Pavichevich, retired parish priest of Holy Resurrection and former dean, and Deacon Damjan Bozic.
The first day of school for St. Sava Academy students was a very eventful one. The day began with students meeting their teachers in their respective classrooms. Afterward, the students, staff and parents walked over to the Cathedral for a special prayer and blessing to mark the start of the new school year.