Serbian Orthodox Church
On January 29th 2017 St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Greater Philadelphia Pa. held it’s annual Sveti Sava, Church school Slava celebration.
On Sunday January 29, 2017, parishioners at Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in Cincinnati Ohio celebrated one of most joyous slavas for Serbs throughout the world, Saint Sava Day.
This was the first St. Sava celebration since the cathedral was severely damaged by fire. The most beautiful aspect of the slava celebration was the general atmosphere of delight which, thanks to the children of the Serbian School and the folklore group “Opancici,” prevailed in the hall of St. Eleutherios Greek Orthodox Church, which was so full that there were not enough seats for everyone.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint George in Prizren with the concelebration of the local clergy, students of the Seminary and faithful.
Following the Liturgy the celebration of the greatest Serbian Saint and Enlightener was continued at the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prizren where students of the Seminary prepared a cultural and art program.
The Serbian community in Boston celebrated its Patronal Feast on Sunday, January 29, 2017. This year's celebration was particularly special as the parish welcomed in their midst for the first time their newly appointed bishop, His Grace Bishop Irinej. His Grace arrived on Saturday from Biddeford, ME where he celebrated St. Sava with the Portland Serbian Community.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, the first Archbishop of Serbia and Enlightener of the Serbian people, 27 January 2017, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Vienna.
On this occasion the Bishop ordained Deacon Filip Milunovic as priest.
The church was full of the faithful. At the service, the Bishop and clergy cut the slava cake and blessed this year’s Church donators– family Rankovic from Vienna. After the Holy Liturgy a solemn luncheon was prepared for all the present at the Bishop’s residence.