2015 Archived News
Bishop Mitrophan Visits the CSC St. Nicholas - 02/29/16

Philidelphia, PA - On Sunday December 20th His Grace, Rt. Rev. Bishop Mitrophan, visited the CSC "St. Nicholas" in Philadelphia (Elkins Park) PA..

ИГУМАНИЈА АНА РАДЕТИЋ - 1922-2015 - 02/29/16

Richfield, OH - Дана 12. децембра 2015. године, на празник Светих мученика Парамона, Филумен и новојављеног Мардарија Либертвилског, у 94. години живота, мирно се представила у Господу игуманија манастира Нове Марче Ана Радетић.

SerbFest in Clearwater - 02/29/16

Clearwater, FL - St. George held it’s annual Serb Fest in Clearwater, Florida. It is a three-day event every November and this year the congregation celebrated 20 years of holding this Festival. 

St George Choir Slava - 02/29/16

Carmichaels, PA - The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels was consecrated in 1954. The parish Slava is celebrated each year on May 6, St. George Day. 

Church Slava in Columbus - 01/31/16

Columbus, OH - On Sunday November 22, 2015 Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio celebrated its Slava - St. Stefan of Decani. 

Teen Organization Slava in North Canton - 01/31/16

North Canton, OH - On Sunday, November 29th, the teen organization of St George Serbian Orthodox Church celebrated their first Slava in honor of the recently canonized St Sebastian of Jackson, California.

Joyous Celebration in St Petersburg - 01/31/16

St Petersburg, FL - The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, Florida was a place of great celebration on October 18, 2015. 

Anniversary Celebration at St George Church - 01/25/16

Carmichaels, PA - The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania is blessed to be a part of the Eastern American Diocese with His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN as the Diocesan Bishop.

Clergy Seminar Held at Shadeland - 01/17/16

Shadeland, PA - Clergy of the Eastern American Diocese gathered with His Grace Bishop Dr.MITROPHAN at the St. Sava Camp Shadeland in Springboro, Pennsylvania on October 19-20, 2015 for the annual clergy seminar.

Крсна Слава Кола Српских Сестара у Филаделфији, ПА. - 12/31/15

Филаделфији, ПА - У недељу 25 Окт. 2015г., Коло Српских Сестара ”Св. Петка” при храму Св. Оца Николаја у Филаделфији, ПА. је свечано прославила своју Крсну Славу, Преподобна Мајка Параскева, са многобројним гостима.

Slava and 40th Anniversary in Paterson - 12/31/15

Paterson, NJ - У недељу 04. октобра прослављена је Слава цркве Зачећа св. Јована Крститеља у Патерсону, Њу Џерзи, епархија источно-америчка.

Two Ordinations on Krstovdan - 12/31/15

North Canton, OH - This Feast of the Holy, Precious and Life-Giving Cross was a day of great spiritual joy for the community at St George Serbian Orthodox Church.

Hightest Honors, Love and Recognition in Lackawanna - 12/31/15

Lackawanna, NY - The Order of St Sava, the highest level of recognition in the Serbian Orthodox Church, was given to the Trbuhovich Family at St Stephen's.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej visits Elizabeth, NJ - 12/20/15

Elizabeth, NJ - On Friday, September 11, the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade & Karlovci, and Patriarch of Serbia, visited St. George’s Serbian Church in Elizabeth, NJ as part of his visit to the U.S. 

Патријарх српски Иринеј у Саборном храму у Њујорку - 12/13/15

New York, NY - Српском Патријарху Иринеју саслуживали су Преосвећена господа Епископи источноамерички Митрофан, жички Јустин и западноамерички Максим, као и више православних свештеника из Њујорка.

Columbus SerbFest 2015 - 12/06/15

Columbus, OH - Blessed with excellent weather after many weeks of rain, St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus, Ohio, hosted their most successful annual Serbian Festival yet on Saturday, July 25.

Eastern Region KSS Slava Celebration - 11/22/15

Carmichaels, PA - The Eastern Region Federation of the KSS-Circle of Serbian Sisters celebrates the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God each year as the organization’s Slava.

First SerbFest in Canton - 11/22/15

North Canton, OH - On Saturday, August 29th, the St George Serbian Orthodox community hosted their first-ever Serbian Festival. Starting with offering fresh ‘krofne’ and ‘palacinke’ at 10am, the doors remained open until 9:30pm.

Diocesan Day 2015 - 11/22/15

Shadeland, PA - On Sunday, August 9th, faithful Serbian communities from across the eastern United States gathered at St Sava Camp in Shadeland, PA. 

Florida Summer Camp - 10/25/15

St Petersburg, FL - The St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in St Petersburg, FL held summer camp, beginning on June 23, and it was held every Tuesday and Thursday through August 13. That is 16 days! This approach seemed too ambitious to some, but it turned out to be just right.

Hierarchical Liturgy, Elevation, and Baptism - 09/30/15

North Miami, FL - On July 19th, 2015, His Grace Bishop Dr Mitrophan celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church in North Miami, Florida. 

Memory Eternal - Fr Svetozar Veselinovich - 09/29/15

Miami, FL - The Very Reverend Stavrophor Svetozar Veselinovich fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, September 16th. May his memory be eternal!

Week Two at Shadeland Camp - 09/28/15

Shadeland, PA - From Sunday, July 19th through Saturday, July 25th, youth from all over the Eastern Diocese travelled to Shadeland, PA for camp.

Seventeenth Annual Vidovdan Dinner and Program - 09/27/15

Carmichaels, PA - The Seventeenth Annual Vidovdan dinner and program were held at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania June 28, 2015. The dinner and program are held each year to remember, honor and reflect on the Christian martyrdom associated with Kosovo from 1389 to the present.

Holy Trinity Celebrates Church Slava - 09/20/15

Youngstown, OH - The clergy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pentecost Sunday.

Holy Trinity Mission Slava Celebration - 09/01/15

Fairmont, WV - Each year His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN consistently brings joy, love and honor to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont,West Virigina at the time of the Mission Slava.

Introduction to the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament - 08/23/15

Eastern Diocese - Lovers and seekers of God turn to the Holy Scriptures. Individuals serious about Christian learning immerse themselves in the New Testament.

Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN is an accomplished New Testament scholar and professor. His Grace has devoted countless hours to study, research and teaching the New Testament. His thousands of miles of travel to St. Sava School of Theology to teach the New Testament reflect His depth of commitment, love and interest.

Hermitage Parish Celebrates Church Slava - 08/02/15

Hermitage, PA - On Sunday, May 3, 2015 the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, PA festively celebrated their Church Slava.

St George Slava and Church School Graduation - 07/26/15

North Canton, OH - On Sunday, May 3rd, the faithful of St George Serbian Orthodox Church gathered to honor their patron saint, St George the Great-Martyr.

St George Slava in Carmichaels - 07/26/15

Carmichaels, PA - The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania celebrated the parish Slava on Sunday May 3 with the Divine Liturgy,Festal Procession, and Blessing of the Slava Kolac' and Koljivo.

Slava Celebration in Cincinnati - 07/26/15

Cincinnati, OH - On May 3rd, 2015, St George in Cincinnati celebrated their parish Slava in honor of the Great-Martyr George.

Pascha at St George Church - 06/28/15

Clearwater, FL - On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Bridegroom Matins in Lebanon, PA - 06/28/15

Lebanon, PA - The Washington Deanery of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America held Bridegroom Matins at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Lebanon, PA this Sunday night.

Akathist Served at St George in Elizabeth - 06/28/15

Elizabeth, NJ - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN came to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey for the beautiful and inspiring Akathist to the Mother of God served on Friday evening during the Fifth Week of Great Lent.

PASCHA around the Eastern Diocese - 06/21/15

A collection of photo galleries from the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as celebrated throughout the Eastern-American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  Christ is Risen! Христос Воскресе!

St Petersburg Deanery Annual Meeting - 06/21/15

St Petersburg, FL - The annual meeting for the St. Petersburg Deanery was held Thursday March 19 through Saturday March 20, 2015. 

2015 Clergy Confession - 06/14/15

Youngstown, OH - On April 1st, 2015, clergy from around the Eastern Diocese gathered at Holy Trinity in Youngstown, Ohio for clergy confession.

Washington-New York Christian Education Meeting - 06/07/15

New York, NY - On Friday, March 28th, the annual Washington-New York Deanery Christian Education meeting was held at St Sava Cathedral in Manhatten.


Bishop Peter of Cleveland Visits Monastery Marcha - 05/25/15

Richfield, OH - On Sunday, March 15, 2015, the Third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross and feast day of St. Theodotus of Cyrenia and the Kolomna Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland (Russian Church Abroad) visited New Marcha Monastery. 

Hierarchical Visit to North Canton - 05/19/15

North Canton, OH - On Sunday, March 15th, His Grace Bishop Dr Mitrophan celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St George Serbian Orthodox Church on the third week of Lent, dedicated to the Holy Cross.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Canton - 05/11/15

North Canton, OH - On Sunday, March 1st, 2015, the Stark County Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood gathered at St George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio to celebrate the Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers.

Kolo Slava in Clearwater - 05/04/15

Clearwater, FL - The Kolo Sisters had their Slava on Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 at St. George Church. The Slava is Sretenje Gospodnje ( Presentation of Jesus at the Temple).

Grief Seminar in North Canton - 04/22/15

North Canton, OH - On Saturday, January 31st, St George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton hosted the first-annual Three Hierarchs Seminar. 

Blessing of the Waters in Clearwater - 04/13/15

Clearwater, FL - The use of holy water is based on the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. John's baptism was a baptism of repentance, and the people came to have their sins washed away by the water. 

St Sava Celebration in Clearwater - 04/05/15

Clearwater, FL - St. Sava is widely considered as one of the most important figures of Serbian History and is canonized and venerated by the Serbian Orthodox Church as its founder, on January 27. He is the patron saint of Serbian schools and schoolchildren.

St Sava in Carmichaels - 04/03/15

Carmichaels, PA - The Annual St. Sava Day celebration was held at St.George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on Sunday January 25, 2015. 

St Sava in Cincinnati - 04/02/15

Cincinnati, OH - On Sunday, January 25, 2015, parishioners of Saint George Serbian Church gathered to commemorate one of the most important and significant saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Saint Sava. 

St Sava Celebration in Lackawanna - 04/02/15

Lackawanna, NY - On Sunday, January 25, the St. Stephen Church in Lackawanna, NY combined two slava celebrations. They celebrated the Patron of their temple, St. Stephen the First Martyr, as well as the patron of the church school, St. Sava. 

Charity Event in St Petersburg - 03/31/15

St Petersburgh, FL - Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a charity event held in St Petersburg, Florida on February 14, 2015 in aid of children with special needs in Republic of Srpska.

Archimandrite Vasileios of Mt. Athos at Serbian Cathedral - 03/31/15

New York, NY - Archimandrite Vasileios (Gondikakis) gave a lecture at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the feast day of St. Sava the first Archbishop of Serbia. His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America offered a Serbian translation to Fr. Vasileios' talk.

St Sava Celebrations around the Diocese - 03/28/15

Enjoy articles and pictures from St Sava Celebrations throughout he Eastern Diocese!

Consecration of the Dome Cross - 03/28/15

Miami, FL - Images from the consecration of the main Holy Cross and placing of the dome/kupola upon St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church.

Tradesman Slava - 03/25/15

Clearwater, FL - Sunday Feb. 08, 2015 was the Tradesmen Slava, the Three Hierarchs which is observed on Feb 12. A tradesman is a skilled manual worker in a particular trade or craft.

March for Life 2015 - 03/20/15

Washington, DC - This year’s Annual March for Life took place in Washington D.C. on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Thousands of people of all ages gathered with the common purpose of affirming the preservation of the lives of the unborn. 

- 03/16/15

Fairmont, WV - Parishioners and friends of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, West Virginia gathered at the nearby Monongahela River for the annual blessing during the time of Theophany. This year the river blessing took place on the Saturday after Theophany, January 24 following the Divine Liturgy. 

Nativity Celebrations in the Eastern Diocese - 03/13/15

Follow "more information" to see pictures of Nativity celebrations from many of our parishes in the Eastern American Diocese. The Peace of God! Christ is born!

Blessing of the Susquehanna - 03/10/15

Steelton, PA - On Sunday, January 18th, 2015 the faithful of St. Nicholas welcomed His Grace, Bishop Mitrophan. The day began with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Grace presiding.

Update:  See a video of the blessing here

Kolo Slava in Youngwood - 03/09/15

Youngwood, PA - On 7 December 2014 His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan celebrated the Holy Liturgy at Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Youngwood, PA for the slava celebration of the Kolo of Serbian Sisters.  The sister’s slava is the feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple – Vavedenje.

The Blessing of the Monongahela River - 03/01/15

Carmichaels, PA - The Annual blessing of the Monongahela River near St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania in connection with the Feast of Theophany began in 1999 and has continued to the present. Parishioners come to the riverside and the St. George Choir sings responses. An ice cross prepared by Sonia Janson is placed in the river at the conclusion of the service.

St. Petersburg Deanery 2014 Winter Camp in Greensboro, NC - 03/01/15

Greensboro, NC - Parishioners of St. Basil of Ostrog Church in Greensboro, NC had an opportunity to welcome brothers and sisters from St. Petersburg Deanery for our annual winter camp. Adults and children from Parishes from Atlanta, Charlotte, Clearwater, Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg as well as our own from Greensboro, took part in this years’ camp. We were happy to have 112 kids and over 60 adults participating. The main theme of the camp was “Stewardship.” 

Cleveland Deanery Meeting held on Christian Education - 02/16/15

Cleveland, OH - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN demonstrates the importance of Christian Education in the Eastern American Diocese by consistently having annual Deanery meetings focused on Christian Education.



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