Philadelphia Parish Celebrates Its Krsna Slava
On Sunday, May 19th 2013, the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia Pa. celebrated Its Krsna Slava. Following Divine Liturgy, the faithful filled the church‐hall for the blessing of the slavski kolach and koljivo. Kumovi for the Krsna Slava were Sasha and Mirjana Randjelovic, and their children Kristina and Dimitrije.
Following the blessing of the slavski kolach and koljivo, the congregation honored long‐time member, a great benefactor, as well as cantor in our church, Mr. Paul Matzko. On behalf of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, Fr. Milorad Orlic present Mr. Matzko with an Episcopal Grammata, recognizing his many years of devoted service to the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia. Executive Board President, Mr. Milan Devetak expressed the thanks of the congregation for Paul’s many years of devoted service. It a short, emotional speech, Paul thanked the congregation for its expression of gratitude to him.
A pleasant surprise to the community was the acceptance of the responsibility of kumstvo for next year’s Krsna Slava, by one of the younger members of our community, Mr. Nikola Krstic, son of Radovan and Vesna Krstic. Mnogaja Ljeta Nikola!
Source: Diocese of Eastern America