Serbian Orthodox Church
On Tuesday, July 26 2011 when our Holy Church celebrates the Synaxis of St. Gabriel the Archangel, the Patron Saint's Day of this St. Archangel's church on Dedinje in Belgrade.
In St. Archangels monastery near Prizren on July 26 2011 the Patron Saint's Day of the monastery was solemnly celebrated. The Holy Liturgy was served by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of priests and monks of the Diocese, as well as with a participation of about two hundred believers from many parts of Kosovo and Metohija, central Serbia and Montenegro. Bishop spoke especially about St. Archangel Gabriel who brought the good news to the Most Holy Theotokos, informing her about the birth of Christ the Saviour.
The feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles gathers each year the Church of Christ in Auckville around the church raised in their honor. Also this year of the Lord St. Peter's Day was solemnly celebrated, at first with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.
The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by Bishop Grigorije of Canada, with the concelebration of the head of the church protopresbyter Zlatibor Djurasevic and other priests.
During the 2011 season of Great Lent, students in the second grade class of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Steelton, PA prepared for their First Holy Confession. Our church school curriculum designates this time to focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and uses a book of exercises and activities called “Making Things Right” to help young students understand themselves, become more aware of their relationship with God and discuss the effects of wrong-doing while being constantly reminded of God’s ever forgiving love.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America Monastery Marcha, located between the Cleveland and Akron parishes in Northeast Ohio, celebrated their Monastery Slava, St. Archagel Gabriel, on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Bishop Mitrophan officiated at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of local diocesan clergy: V. Rev. Archimandrite Leontije from the nearby St. Mark's Monastery, V. Rev. Djordje Mileusnic, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, V. Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic and Rev. Isak Kisin. Other clergy in attendance were V. Rev. Rodney Torbic and Rev. Milovan Katanic.
This year’s celebration for the Slava began with evening Vespers on Saturday July 16th served by visiting clergy.