Slava of the Circle of Serbian Sisters in Elizabeth
A special and solemn Divine Liturgy was
served at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Elizabeth, New
Jersey on Sunday, Septmeber 20, 2009 on the occasion of the feast day
of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Krsna Slava of the
Circle of Serbian Sisters of this parish. The liturgical joy was shared
with many guests from Philadelphia, New York and Elizabeth, as well as
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska.
First of all, through the mercy of God and the brotherly love of the Russians from Philadelphia, our church and parish was visited by the myrrh-flowing icon of St. Ann. Before her and her all-blessed daughter we offered our prayers for our salvation and the prosperity of our entire God protected people.
Fr. Ratko Radujkovic, the Episcopal Dean of Banja Luka and the Dean of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Banja Luka, together with his Protinica Branka, was visiting his son Fr. Vladislav, who is serving in New York and both priests were able to join us and share in the joy of this celebration. Fr. Ratko officiated at the liturgical gathering, Protinica led the chanter's stand and Fr. Vladislav delivered a homily following the Divine Liturgy.
Protonamesnik Fr. Zoran Radovic, the host clergy, greeted all the guests and parishioners and with inspiring words of thanksgiving to God and our people he offered sincere prayers to our All Holy Protectress for all those present those absent with good reason.
We thank all who took part in this celebration and with their love and good deeds to make our church of St. George the Great Martyr and our parish home a place "where it is good to be!" May the Resurrected Lord blessed all those who, with love, come to visit!