Serbian Orthodox Church

Monastery Slava in Libertyville

  Sunday, May 10, 2015 was the Burning of the Relics of St. Sava, marking the burning of the relics of St. Sava at Vracar in Belgrade by Sinan Pasha in 1595. This is the Slava day of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville, IIlinois.

Saint George Slava in Charmichaels, Pennsylvania

Saint George Slava in Charmichaels, Pennsylvania
Saint George Slava in Charmichaels, Pennsylvania
Saint George Slava in Charmichaels, Pennsylvania
Saint George Slava in Charmichaels, Pennsylvania

The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania celebrated the parish Slava on Sunday May 3 with the Divine Liturgy,Festal Procession, and Blessing of the Slava Kolac' and Koljivo. Living and departed members of the parish were remembered in prayer.

Saint George Slava and church school graduation

Saint George Slava and church school graduation
Saint George Slava and church school graduation
Saint George Slava and church school graduation
Saint George Slava and church school graduation

On Sunday, May 3rd, the faithful of St George Serbian Orthodox Church gathered to honor their patron saint, St George the Great-Martyr. Cindy Babics, this year’s honored sponsor, has been a long-time member and supporter of her St George parish. She volunteers her time at events and fundraisers, and is a weekly participant at Divine Services.

Slava celebration in Cincinnati

On May 3rd, 2015, St George in Cincinnati celebrated their parish Slava in honor of the Great-Martyr George. Sponsors for this year's Slava were Veljko and Gordana Uveric with daughters Daria and Maya, along with Adam and Eliana Meador with daughter Nadia.

Source: Eastern American Diocese

Hermitage Parish celebrates Church Slava

  On Sunday, May 3, 2015 the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, PA festively celebrated their Church Slava. Serving at the altar during Divine Liturgy were V. Rev. Michael Polanichka, retired priest of the neighboring Carpatho-Russian Church, Rev. Dragan Goronjic, priest at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown and host priest V. Rev. Milovan Katanic.

Sunday of the Blind Man in Studenica Monastery (Church of the Mother of God, 12th century)

Sunday of the Blind Man in Studenica Monastery (Church of the Mother of God, 12th century)
Sunday of the Blind Man in Studenica Monastery (Church of the Mother of God, 12th century)
Sunday of the Blind Man in Studenica Monastery (Church of the Mother of God, 12th century)
Sunday of the Blind Man in Studenica Monastery (Church of the Mother of God, 12th century)

The sixth Sunday of Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Blind Man.

To house his own crypt, Serbian Zupan Nemanja built a monastery (1183–1191), well-hidden in the canyon of a swift tributary of the Ibar River, to which he gave the name Studenica. It is to this site that Nemanja withdrew from ruling duties to become Monk Simeon, living there for over a year and a half before going to Mount Athos.