parishioners of the St. Petka-Paraskeva Serbian Orthodox parish in San
Marcos in southern California, celebrated their church Slava yesterday
with the Divine Liturgy officiated by their diocesan hierarch, His
Grace Bishop Maxim. Concelebrating were the priests: Velimir Petakovic,
Milan Vukovic, Hieromonks Nektarije and Jovan as well as Deacon Paul
It was certainly a memorable weekend. More then we could have ever imagined. Bishop was welcomed at the Vesper Service by the Parish Priest Prota Petar Petrovic, visiting Clergy, all of the Executive Board and a full Church of faithful. The following day, Sunday, October 25, the consecration of the Holy Table as well as the blessing of the bishop's throne, table of Oblation, Icon stands and Cantor Stand was had.
On Friday, October 16, His Grace Bishop Maxim, accompanied by Fr. Gregory Edwards, a priest of the Western American diocese currently studying theology in Thessaloniki, Greece, traveled from Belgrade to Tvrdos Monastery in Herzegovina. They first flew from Belgrade to Tivat, Montenegro, a picturesque town on the Adriatic coast.
Sunday, October 11, 2009 the Circles of Serbian Sisters of St. George
Church, Schererville, St. George Church, East Chicago, St. Elijah
Church, Merrillville and St. Sava Church, Merrillville held 17th
Humanitarian banquet "Mother Against Hunger", at the St. Elijah Church
Hall in Merrillville. Holy
Liturgy was served in St. Elijah Church by local pastor Rev. Aleksandar
Novakovich. Many sisters from neighboring parishes attended the liturgy.