Serbian Orthodox Church
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".
His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije visited yesterday, on October 12, 2011 the base of the Special Anti-terrorist Unit of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in Batajnica where he consecrated a cross and a ploto on which the church of St. Stephen of Decani will be built.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met yesterday on October 12, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade with Orlando Antonini, the Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, with associates. On the same day His Holiness received Mr. Nedja Ilic, the director of the Forests of Republic of Srpska (JP Sume Republike Srpske).