Studio B - Saturday, October 15 at 20:00 hours . Among the most interesting personalities of the modern Orthodoxy, but also the world of spirituality in general, it is surely Metropolitan of Mesogea and Lavriotiki Mr. Nikolaos Hajinikolau. In Athens he graduated in physics, at the Harvard he mastered astrophysics, and at the Institute for technology in Boston he mastered in mechanical engineering, he got Ph.D. i n biomedical technology at the Harvard medical faculty, he became the master in theology at the Greek Faculty of Theology in Boston, and he got Ph.D. in theology at the Theological Faculty in Thessaloniki. In the States he worked for the NASA, as a consultant for space medicine technology, and at the same time he worked in several hospitals where are new methods for the treatment of coronary diseases are tested. Then he leaves all that and goes to Mount Athos, where after two year's of being a novice, became a monk at the monastery of Simonopetri. He was elected in 2004 for Metropolitan of Mesogea and Lavriotiki.
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".
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.
The Saints Peter and Paul Church parish in South Bend held their gala 100th Anniversary celebration this past weekend. His Grace Bishop Longin gave blessings for the occasion and presided over the festivities along with several clergy members in attendance: parish priest Rev. Sasha Nedic, Rev. Lazar Kostur, Rev. Marko Matic, Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic, and Rev. Dobrivoje Milunovic. Milan Medich, church president, directed the combined choirs from Sts. Peter & Paul South Bend, St. Elijah Merrillville, and St. Sava Merrillville, who sang opening prayers and gave a fantastic choral performance accompanied by MISMO Tamburitza Orchestra.
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.