With the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 18. 2017, priests from the Cleveland Deanery gathered with priests from the Pittsburgh Deanery at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio to joyfully concelebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy of Bright Tuesday. This event was hosted by the Rev. Presbyter Dragan Gorojnic, Episcopal Dean of the Cleveland Deanery.
The day began with Divine Liturgy at 10am, with the Ven. Protosindjel Sava (Medakovic) of New Marcha Monastery presiding. Concelebrating priests included the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Milan Pajic of St. Archangel Michael in Akron; Rev. Presbyter Aleksa Pavichevich from St. George in North Canton; Rev. Presbyter Bosko Stojanovic from Holy Trinity in Youngstown; Rev. Presbyter Branislav Golic from St. Elijah in Aliquippa; and Rev. Presbyter Vedran Grabic from St. George in Hermitage . Joining the faithful in response were host-priest Rev. Presbyter Dragan Goronjic and Rev. Presbyter Dejan Barac of St. George in Midland.
Immediately following services, all present gathered in the parish hall to enjoy the hospitality of the Holy Trinity community. The meal included roast pig and roasted chickens, as well as various accompaniments.
In order to further promote fellowship, physical health and camaraderie amongst clergy from the two deaneries, the priests and faithful ventured to a small soccer field near the parish home for a scrimmage match. In teams of four, a fun and spirited game ensued. Many clergy families were also present, with children playing in the fields and clergy wives enjoying conversation.