Parish of St. Basil of Ostrog in Lake Forest IL celebrates 10th anniversary

On Sunday, October 18, 2009, His Grace Bishop LONGIN of New Gracanica and Midwestern America made his first archpastoral visit to St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church in Lake Forest, Illinois.  On this day, the parish welcomed its new parish priest, V. Rev. Djuro Krosnjar, as well as celebrated its tenth anniversary of existence.  Serving with His Grace were several priests and deacons, including Priest Thomas Martinian from Kenya.

Before the beginning of Hierachical Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Longin ordained two sub-deacons from the parish, and at the end of the service, His Grace awarded Archpriest Djuro Krosnjar with the Pectoral Cross for his many years of service and pastoral work among our Serbian People in Chicagoland, emphasizing Fr. Djuro's love and desire to always serve our people.

Following Divine Liturgy, the Parish hosted a banquet in honor of Fr. Djuro with hundreds in attendance.  Many of Fr. Djuro's former parishioners from Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois (Metropolitanate of Libertyville and Chicago) were in attendance, showing their support and love for Fr. Djuro.