During the 2011 season of Great Lent, students in the second grade class of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Steelton, PA prepared for their First Holy Confession. Our church school curriculum designates this time to focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and uses a book of exercises and activities called “Making Things Right” to help young students understand themselves, become more aware of their relationship with God and discuss the effects of wrong-doing while being constantly reminded of God’s ever forgiving love.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America Monastery Marcha, located between the Cleveland and Akron parishes in Northeast Ohio, celebrated their Monastery Slava, St. Archagel Gabriel, on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Bishop Mitrophan officiated at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of local diocesan clergy: V. Rev. Archimandrite Leontije from the nearby St. Mark's Monastery, V. Rev. Djordje Mileusnic, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, V. Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic and Rev. Isak Kisin. Other clergy in attendance were V. Rev. Rodney Torbic and Rev. Milovan Katanic.
This year’s celebration for the Slava began with evening Vespers on Saturday July 16th served by visiting clergy.
The monks of the Saint Archangels Monastery in Kovilj celebrated the Patron Saint's Day of its church with the Divine Liturgy which was served by His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa with the concelebration of Bishop Dr Porfirije of Jegar, the head of the church, many priests and faithful people.
The Parish of St. Gabriel the Archangel in Richmond Hill is the youngest parish of the Canadian Diocese. It was founded last year with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Canada and with efforts and dedication of its parish priest protopresbyter-staurophor Vasilije Tomic as well as good and honorable parishioners who helped them in this wholeheartedly.