These beautiful words from the church hymn resounded in the souls of the many faithful who prayerfully celebrated the third Sunday of Great Lent at St. Elijah the Prophet Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Merrillville, Indiana. In the full cathedral church the pious people, together with the clergy, offered their prayers and with fear of God and a firm faith bowed down before the Honorable Cross of our Lord. This prayerful celebration was made complete with the presence of the spiritual father of the New Gracanica-Midwestern American Diocese, Bishop Longin.
His Grace, Bishop Maxim together with the Clergy and the faithful of the St. Andrew Church and neighboring parishes, gathered together on Sunday, February 28, 2010 to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. On this day His Grace ordained the servant of God, Monk Andrew from the St. Herman's Monastery in Platina, California, to the Holy Deaconate.
Last weekend, a group of young Serbs from Melbourne arrived in Sydney. They were there as representatives of SOYA (Serbian Orthodox Youth Association), and were travelling in order to promote Boris Malagurski's documentary film 'Kosovo: Can You Imagine?'. An account of the screening itself will be available for perusal in the next issue of the Srpski Glas, whilst we will use this opportunity to tell you a little bit about some of the unofficial reasons for our visit to Sydney.