What a grand event for the Serbian community to see over 200 of our children from the Midwest come together on stage with pride and love of their Serbian heritage! Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church Sunday School was proud to host the First Annual Chicago Folklore Festival on April 28, 2012. This folklore competition brought together many Serbian families and friends from the Chicago land area, as well as from Rockford, Illinois, Mississauga and Toronto, Canada. It was indeed a beautiful program, well-organized and entertaining to all that had the chance to see it.
Hosted by the Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church Sunday School, the success of this event was due to the dedication of many people in their time, help and organization. The 2-hour program during the early evening displayed the distinguished dancing talents of our Serbian youth. With the setting of a school auditorium, including a spacious elevated stage, individual theater seats, and curtain call to close and open acts, our children captivated the audience with their choreography, graceful movements, and stunning traditional costumes.
In the monastery of Decani the feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated - the church slava of the monastery. The Holy Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of 10 priests and in the presence of two hundred believers from Kosovo and Metohija and other parts of Serbia.
On the Eve of St. John the Theologian, the Patron Saint's Day of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, in the church devoted to this Loving Pupil of Christ the All night vigil service was served which was ended with the Divine Liturgy. The vigil service was served by Bishop David of Krusevac and the Divine Liturgy was served by Bishop Jovan of Lipljan with the concelebration of Bishop David of Krusevac.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Serbian Patriarch, served on Sunday, May 27, 2012 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun.
On the occasion of the parish slava, the feast of the Holy Ascension of the Lord, His Grace Bishop Konstantine of Middle Europe served on Sunday, May 27, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Achen. His Grace was concelebrated by local priests. After the Holy Liturgy the slava cake was cut and the slava wheat was blessed along with the solemn procession around the church.