Serbian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago area is a regular, and strongest, participant in the annual Christmas gift drive for Foster children organized by Chicago Department of Children and Family Services. Click on the link here to read more about this year’s drive.
On Friday, October 14th, New Gracanica Monastery will be celebrating its Slava. On Thursday, Vespers will be served at 5:00 pm, as usual. On Friday morning, Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:00 am, with His Grace Bishop Longin officiating. After Divine Liturgy there will be lunch and reception at the big hall.
On Saturday, October 15th, the well-known Konevets Quartet from Russia will be at New Gracanica. They will participate at the Vespers service, starting at 5:00 pm, and will also have a program of folk music after the service. There is no cost for the concert, but donations are accepted and CDs will be available for purchase.
The Myhrr Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God came to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on the evening of October 6, 2011. An Akathist to the Mother of God was served. Participating clergy included Protopresbyter Stavrofor Rade Merick, Protopresbyter Lt.Col. Adam Yonitch and Rev. Father Matthew Stagon. Dean of the Pittsburgh Deanery, Protopresbyter Stavrofor Stevan Stepanov was in attendance as was Mitred Archpriest Stephan Romanchak. Choir Director Sonia Janson organized the readers for the responses.
Spanning over three days and featuring live music, live choir, folklore mini concerts as well as great Serbian food and dishes, SerbFest is quickly becoming one of the best festivals in Central Florida. Come and enjoy roasted lamb and pork hot off the spit as well as other grilled items that you won't be able to taste anywhere else. Indulge in homemade cakes,... crepes, donuts and other mouth-watering pastries that will leave you wanting more.
We are planning another clergy seminar again this year to be held at Shadeland on November 9-10, 2011. The featured speaker is Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas, Chaplain for the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. Archimandrite Demetrios will speak on contemporary issues in today’s society. Vespers will be held on Wednesday evening, November 9 at 6:00 PM. An evening meal will be served.
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio had a special visit on Thursday, October 6th when the Wonderworking and Myrrh-streaming "Hawaiian" Iveron Icon made a visit en route to Pennsylvania. Though the visit was made in the middle of a work day one pulling up to the church and seeing all the cars would have thought it was Pascha. In fact, Reader Nektarios, the caretaker of the icon, in his address to the faithful after the service noted the miracles that have occurred before this icon and the many faithful, an estimated quarter of a million, who have venerated it over the course of a few years. "And everywhere we go," he added, "the churches are filled as if it were Pascha".