With the Archpastoral blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Eastern-American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Saint Mark Monastery in Sheffield Village welcomed clergy and faithful from the Cleveland Deanery on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. Holy Presanctified Liturgy began at 6 PM and was served by the abbot of St Mark's, Archimandrite Leontije (Alavanja), and by neighboring priest Rev Presbyter Sinisa Hrvacevic from St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Lorain, Ohio.
They were joined in prayer and chanting by the Dean of the Cleveland Deanery, Rev. Presbyter Dragan Goronjic, and by Protosingelos Fr. Sava Medakovic from Monastery Marcha in Richfield, Rev Protopresbyter Mijoljub Matic from St. Sava Church in Broadview Heights, Protopresbyter Rev. Dragoslav Kosic from St. Sava Cathedral in Parma, and Rev. Protodeacon Ljubisa Mitrovic.
Following the service, the clergy and faithful were hosted with light refreshments at the monastery parish home with continuous brotherly love and conversation. Many thanks to Father Leontije for his wonderful hospitality!