Serbian Orthodox Church

Saint Sava Celebration in Youngwood

The yearly Slava of St. Sava was celebrated for the 102nd time at Holy Ascension of Our Lord Serbian Orthodox Church on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Honored Kumovi were George and Angela Dietz, the loving parents of two beautiful Orthodox Christian children, George and Elizabeth Deitz. On this special day, young George assisted Fr. Milan Medakovic by serving as an altar boy, and both children, along with their cousin Adam Kerber, delighted in the blessing and turning of the Slavski Kolac. 

Bishop Maxim served for the Holy Three Hierarchs in Ostrog Monastery

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the Divine Liturgy was served at Monastery Ostrog in celebration of the Feasat of the Three Hierarchs.

The Divine Lituryg was served by His Eminence, Metropolitan Amfilohije, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, clergy and the faithful.

Source: Western-American Diocese

Bishop Maxim in Tvrdos Monastery

At the conclusion of the 2014 Diocesan Days celebration the Divine Liturgy was served at Monastery Tvrdoš, where the transfer of the relics of Sv. Ignatius the God-Bearer took place. His Grace,Bishop Maxim of Western America, celebrated the Divine Litury with His Grace, Bishop Gregory, Abbot Tvrdoškog Save, and other priests of the diocese and in the presence of Bishop Athanasius, and of numerous faithful people.

For everyone present, the brotherhood of Monastery Tvrdoš prepared a festive banquet table.

St. Sava Celebration in Cincinnati

St. Sava Celebration in Cincinnati
St. Sava Celebration in Cincinnati
St. Sava Celebration in Cincinnati
St. Sava Celebration in Cincinnati

As I was gathering my thoughts and reflections over today’s events of the celebration of Saint Sava, the Serbian prince, Orthodox monk, and first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, I stopped to ask myself, “How can it be that such a small Orthodox parish here in America can be so successful, alive, and growing?”. I decided to inquire with our spiritual father of the parish, Father Petar Petrović to see his thoughts and feelings on the subject.

Theophany - Ordination of Daniel Kirk to the Deaconate

Theophany - Ordination of Daniel Kirk to the Deaconate
Theophany - Ordination of Daniel Kirk to the Deaconate
Theophany - Ordination of Daniel Kirk to the Deaconate
Theophany - Ordination of Daniel Kirk to the Deaconate

On the Eve of Theophany, Saturday, January 18th, at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, during the Divine Liturgy, ordained to the Deaconate, Reader Daniel Kirk of Butte, Montana. Also concelebrating the Diving Liturgy were V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, Rev. Norman Kosanovich, and Rev. Russell Radoicic of the Holy Trinity Church in Butte, Montana. Following the Divine Liturgy and the ordination of Deacon Daniel, His Grace, the Clergy, and newly ordained Deacon Daniel together with the faithful processed outside for the Blessing of the Water. Following the service a small celebratory luncheon was held for Deacon Daniel Kirk, his wife Anne, and their daughter Phoebe. Deacon Daniel and his family will return to Butte, Montana where he will be the parish Deacon at the Holy Trinity Church.