The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded His Excellency Mr. Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, with the highest medal of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree.
President Lukashenko received the Order during his visit to the Republic of Serbia, at the solemn Patriarchal Hall in Belgrade, on 12 June 2014.
On Saturday, June 14th 2014, the relics of Venerable Abba Justin the New of Celije were transferred to the church of the Celije Monastery. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of twenty bishops from all Local Orthodox Churches, a great number of priests and deacons.Venerable Abba Justin the New of Celije is truly respected by the Serbian people and by the whole Orthodoxy, which is proved by the event of the transfer of his honorable relics into the new church of the Monastery of Celije.
About ten thousand believers arrived to this shrine from all parts of the country, but also from Mount Athos, Greece, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska and the United States.
North Canton, OH - St George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton hosted the 75th Annual SNF Basketball Tournament June 5-8th. Serbian communities from all over North America gathered in fellowship, competition and camaraderie.
Holy Ascension of Our Lord Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, joyously celebrated its 102nd Krsna Slava on June 1, 2014. Rev. Father Milan Medakovic served the Divine Liturgy and Slava Litija to a packed church, and afterward remarked about the warmth and family atmosphere that prevailed through the services and the banquet that followed in the social hall.
Stevan and Kimberly Cheran who were married here in November of 2011 served as honored Kumovi. Stevan is the son of Steve and Rosemarie Cheran of Monoreville and the grandson of +Steve and +Lilian Cheran of Youngwood. Stevan has a long history with our church since his father was raised here and his grandparents brought him here to services since his earliest recollection. Kimberly is the daughter of Ronald and Audrey Gratzinger of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, and accepted Orthodoxy in 2007. Our entire parish wishes Stevan and Kimberly many blessings and many years!
St. Elijah, Aliquippa, PA will be commemorating 100 years of Faith and Tradition, August 2 & 3, 2014. Activities will begin with a reception and picnic, and commence with a Grand Banquet the following evening.