On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the “Opancici” folklore group celebrated its slava of St. Sava at the Serbian Club in Ridgewood. Together with many children and parents, the dean of the St. Sava Cathedral in New York, Protopresbyter Zivojin Jakovljevic, cut the slava kolac in the beautifully-decorated hall. In his greeting, conveying the heartfelt greetings of His Grace Bishop Irinej, he emphasized the importance of our youth for the future of the Holy Serbian Orthodox Church and Serbian people. In thanking Club president Goran Milutinovic, folklore group president Milica Kukic, kumovi Ivan and Marija Ignjatovic and all the parents, teachers and children, he stated that many value their tremendous work and devotion. Saying that the future of a nation depends on its present, that is, its children and youth, Father Zivojin thanked the parents who concern themselves with the religious and cultural education of their children and stated that the work of this organization in the church in New York truly has its future.
On January 29th 2017 St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Greater Philadelphia Pa. held it’s annual Sveti Sava, Church school Slava celebration.
On Sunday January 29, 2017, parishioners at Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in Cincinnati Ohio celebrated one of most joyous slavas for Serbs throughout the world, Saint Sava Day.
This was the first St. Sava celebration since the cathedral was severely damaged by fire. The most beautiful aspect of the slava celebration was the general atmosphere of delight which, thanks to the children of the Serbian School and the folklore group “Opancici,” prevailed in the hall of St. Eleutherios Greek Orthodox Church, which was so full that there were not enough seats for everyone.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint George in Prizren with the concelebration of the local clergy, students of the Seminary and faithful.
Following the Liturgy the celebration of the greatest Serbian Saint and Enlightener was continued at the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prizren where students of the Seminary prepared a cultural and art program.