The annual Saint Sava celebration was held at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio on January 29th.
Reverend Father Bosko Stojanovic, parish priest, began the day with the Holy Liturgy. This year we were blessed with 22 participants in the program that offered poems, songs, and recitations. This was a historic milestone for our parish since it was the 90th consecutive St. Sava banquet and program that took place in our local community. The early Serbian pioneers who settled in the Youngstown area left their homeland and brought with them their faith and customs which we proudly continue today through the tradition of St. Sava. Joining us in the celebration which took place in the Serbian Memorial hall was Reverend Father Dragan Goronjic. Slavski Kumovi were Slavisa and Iadranca Vlaici and children Nikolas and Lukas.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Sinisa Mali, Mayor of Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on February 1st, 2017.
The audience was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, and protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Administration Office of the Serbian Patriarchate.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Alexis Tsipras, President of the Government of the Republic of Greece, with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 1 February 2017.
The audience was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch.
On the feast-day of Saint Sava, 27 January 2017, Archpriest Rasko Radovic officiated the Holy Liturgy, while the choir sang responses. There were ca. 60 of the congregation. The Saind Sava’s academy was held at the city theatre “Bobio” in Trieste being organized by the Church-school community of Saint Spyridon, according to the program prepared by teachers Sladja Markovic, Tatjana Dasic and catechist Fr. Rasko Radovic. Students of the supplementary school “Jovan Miletic” from Trieste performed the program.
On 29 January 2017, when our Holy Church celebrates the Precious Chains of Holy and All-Glorious Apostle Peter, Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Topcider.
Protopresbyter Milan Cvetic, presbyters Dimitrije Kasapis, Vladimir Markovic and Stevan Stevanovic as well as Deacons Aleksandar Sekulic and Nenad Idrizovic concelebrated the Bishop.