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. Cindy Babics, this year’s honored sponsor, has been a long-time member and supporter of her St George parish. She volunteers her time at events and fundraisers, and is a weekly participant at Divine Services.
Prior to the Slava banquet, the church school children received their 2015 participation certificates. Each teacher called his or her students forward to receive a blessing from Father Aleksa, receive an icon from their teacher, and receive a certificate from the parish council president, Nick Pribich. At the end of the banquet, graduating seniors Anna Grunder, Sava Mirkovich, and Noah Breedlove were honored and given a copy of the Orthodox Study Bible to carry them faithfully into the future.
Thanks to the many people who made this event possible, including (but not limited to) Dwight and Becky Decker for preparing a fantastic meal; Jasminka Kraguljac for preparing a beautiful Slavski Kolac; Smilja Divic for preparing the Koljivo; and the church school teachers who held the church school graduation ceremony for their students.