Youngstown parish celebrates church slava

Fifty days after the Resurrection of our Lord Juses Christ, the disciples were meeting in their upper room. The winds from heaven filled the room and cloven tongues of fire appeared and settled upon each of the disciples and upon the Virgin Mary. At the time of our Lord's Ascension, heavenly angels appeared and promised that the Lord's closest followers would be filled with the Holy Spirit.

The Serbian people call this important day "Duhovi" and is celebrated each year as the Krsna Slava of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church of Youngstown, Ohio. The celebration began with the Divine Liturgy served by Very Reverend Stavrophor Janko Rajlich, Parish Priest of Holy Trinity and Dean of the Cleveland Deanery. Also serving was Father Deacon Milan Medakovich. Kumovi for the Slava were Dr. Albert "Terry" and Mrs. Phyllis Kulics. Following the traditional procession around the church, a festive banquet was held in the church hall, where the cutting of the Slavski Kolac took place. The Kolo Srpskih Sestara prepared a delicious meal. Exective Board President George Mirich welcomed all the guests and Nick Mitovich served as the MC. Among the guests were high school and college graduates who are honored for their accomplishments each year during this banquet. Graduating from high school are Nickola Juzbasich and Luke Krispinsky. Receiving Bachelors degrees are Heather Hrelec, Sarah Radovick Wondisford and George Lyras. Receiving a Master's degree is Mile Andjelkovich and Mala Milkovich recieved her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Congratulations to the Kumovi and graduates, and may God grant them all many years of good health and success! Ziveli Na Mnogaja Ljeta!