St George Lorain shares their blessings this Thanksgiving

“O give thanks unto the LORD,for He is good;
for His mercy endures forever.” ~ Psalm 118:1

This Thanksgiving Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church gave thanks to God by sharing their blessings with their local Lorain community. 8 members of the parish, including Fr Aleksa Pavichevich and his mother Barbara Pavichevich, Kim and Kata Malobabic, Kathy and Farrah Fritsch, and Dee Dee and Anna Tumbas donated their time this Holiday season serving dinner at the Haven Shelter.

Church Slava Celebrated in Columbus

The St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, November 18th 2012. His Grace Bishop Mitrofan, assisted by parish priest Fr. Isak Kisin, served the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, which was followed with the blessing of the Slava Kolac and Koljivo.

At the beginning of the Divine Liturgy His Grace Bishop Mitrofan tonsured and ordained 9 Readers. Following the Service a Slava luncheon was prepared in the social hall by the Circle of Serbian Sisters and St. George Brotherhood for everyone in attendance. During the luncheon the parish priest, Fr. Isak, for his faithful pastoral work, was elevated to the dignified rank of Protonamesnik by His Grace Bishop Mitrofan.

Hierarchal Holy Liturgy at Cathedral Church in Trebinje

On the feast day of Saint John the Merciful and venerable Nilus of Sinai His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of God in Trebinje. Following the Holy Liturgy the faithful listened to the sermon of His Grace Bishop Grigorije.

Source: Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina


Divine Liturgy at Cathedral Church in Nis

On Sunday, 25 November 2012, at the Cathedral church in Nis, His Grace Bishop Ignjatije of Branicevo celebrated the Divine Liturgy. Bishop Jovan of Nis and the clergy of the city of Nis concelebrated.

History – Basis of the Future

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday, on 26 November 2012, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Dr. Zivadin Jovanovic, the president of the Belgrade Forum for the World of Equals. Mr. Jovanovic informed the Patriarch about activities of independent and nonpartisan associations with regards to marking significant anniversaries from the recent and distant history of Serbia and the Serbian people.

During the conversation the historical contribution and the role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in preservation and protection of the national, spiritual and cultural identity of the Serbian people.