With the blessings of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Metropolitanate of Libertyville-Chicago, the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy and Inv ocation of the Holy Spirit was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America with the concelebration of episcopal deputy Very Reverend Fr. Dennis Pavichevich, Cathedral dean Reverend Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Reverend Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Reverend Fr. Vasilije Vranic, Protodeacon Fr. Milovan Gogic, and Deacon Fr. Damjan Bozic.
The St. Nikodim Chapel holds a special place in the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The St. Nikodim Chapel is located in Mars, Pennsylvania in the Episcopal Headquarters of His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN, the Diocesan Bishop. The St. Nikodim Chapel provides a place for His Grace to pray and to serve throughout the year. The St. Nikodim Chapel is a holy site for prayers for all the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Diocese, living and departed. Visitors coming to the Diocesan Headquarters during the year find the St. Nikodim Chapel to be a source of inspiration and a glory to God in the Serbian Orthodox tradition.
Hundreds of faithful and clergy from across the United States gathered at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago on Monday night to bid farewell to His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of blessed repose, who fell asleep in the Lord on August 18th.
The Funeral service was celebrated by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of America and Canada (OCA), and concelebrated by His Grace Bp. Georgije of Canada, His Grace Bp. Longin of the New Gracanica - Midwest Diocese, His Grace Bp. Mitrophan of the Eastern Diocese, His Grace Bp. Maxim of the Western American Diocese, His Grace Bp. Irinej of Australia and New Zeland, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate (O.C.A.), His Grace Bp. Petar of Cleveland, Vicar of Midwest Diocese (ROCOR), His Grace Bp. Mark - Diocese of Toledo and Midwest (Antiochian Orthodox Church), His Grace Bp. Daniel of Western Eparchy (Ukrainian), His Grace Bp. Demetrios of Mokissos (Greek Metropolitanate of Chicago).