The Circle of Serbian Sisters of St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church of Miami, Florida, festively celebrated their 32nd Krsna Slava, Sv. Petka, on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Parish priest, Protojerej Svetozar Veselinovich officiated at the Divine Liturgy. Co-celebrating with him were Protojerej-stavrophor Stokan Cirkovic, currently visiting from Serbia (who had served as parish priest in Miami from 1991 -1999), and Protojerej-stavrophor Lazar Kostur, retired dean of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Merrillville, IN.
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Earlier this year, we came together as a community United in Faith, Love and Action – working against the clock to find a matching bone marrow donor for Jelena Stojakovic.
I regret to inform you that despite your generous willingness to help, and our combined efforts to save her life, Jelena fell asleep in the Lord at a Seattle cancer treatment center on Tuesday, November 15. She was 32 years old. She was devoted to the Lord in faith and to improving the condition of her fellow man as shown through her years of service at International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).
On Sunday, November 20, 2011 the church slava was solemnly celebrated of the parish of St. Archangel Michael in Sidney's suburb of Homebush, which is the only anglophone parish of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand.