New Marcha Monastery in Richfield, OH welcomed clergy and faithful from the Cleveland Deanery on Friday, 3 March 2017 for the Holy Presanctified Liturgy that began at 6 PM. The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts was served by the Very Rev Protopresbyter Mijoljub Matic from St. Sava Church in Broadview Heights and the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Dragoslav Kosic from St. Sava Cathedral in Parma.
A large group of the faithful attended the Holy Presanctified Liturgy. Almost all of the faithful in attendance prepared for and received Holy Communion.
They were joined in prayer and chanting by the clergy of the Cleveland Deanery; the Dean Rev. Presbyter Dragan Goronjic, the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor Djordje Mileusinic of St. Diemetrious Church in Akron, the Ven. Protosingelos Fr. Sava (Medakovic) from Monastery Marcha in Richfield, the Very Rev Protopresbyter Milan Pajic from Holy Archangel Michael Church in Akron, the Rev. Presbyter Sinisa Hrvacevic from St. George Church in Lorain, and Rev. Protodeacon Ljubisa Mitrovic from St. Sava Church in Broadview Heights. Also in attendance was Sister Anastasia (Gousios).
Following the service, the clergy and faithful were hosted with a light Lenten dinner at the monastic house with continuous filial love and conversation.