Lenten Vespers in Steelton
The St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Steelton, Pa. hosted the Lenten Vespers on the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder.
Rev. Milorad Orlic, parish priest from St.Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia was the evening's homilist. He reminded all those gathered for the evening service that with the following day we embark upon the fifth week of fasting. He called upon all to take these days seriously and wisely that we all might worthily and joyously await the great feast of the Lord's Resurrection. Fr. Milorad also spoke earnestly about the gifts we offer to God, to keep Christ, Our Lord, first in our lives. To forgive each other , love one another, and pray for peace together in church and alone in our homes. St.Sava Youth Choir of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church sing responses under the direction of Nina Radanovic. Reader Milan Radanovic chanted at Pevnica.
V. Rev. Stavrophor Srboljub Jockovich, dean of the Washington Deanery, led the evening service. Also serving at the holy altar were: Fr. Christopher Rocknage from Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church , Lebanon.Pa. and Fr. Daniel Ressetar, Priest Emeritus from Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, Harrisburg,Pa.
A Lenten dinner was prepared by the hard working Sam Radanovic and his helpers.