The Holy Trinity Cathedral Church School, led by Superintendent Danijela Marshall and President of the Parents group, Milica Surla, planned a wonderful weekend of fellowship at St. Sava Camp. Families arrived on Friday evening, November 11 and stayed through Sunday, November 13, 2022. The remnants of Hurricane Nicole didn’t dampen anyone's spirits. As the children arrived, they made crafts and got acquainted with the ‘A’ Building. Many of the children are not quite old enough to be campers, but we’re sure they will be anticipating that in the years to come. As the parents prepared for the next day and settled in, the children watched a movie.
On Saturday morning, all had breakfast together. Veteran Shadeland kitchen workers, Janice Dean, Millie Radovick, and Maca Topich, organized and prepared food for the weekend. Father George conducted a lesson with the children about their Patronal Feast Day - Slava and why we celebrate our Saints. The children made an individual Festal Bread - kolachand a special craft to take home for their Slava tables. It was nice enough to have some free time, so the children enjoyed the playground, basketball courts, and the beautiful front yard. Some of the women showed the adults how to stretch dough to make pita, which we all enjoyed at dinner. All attended vespers and then we had a beautiful sit-down meal. We laughed and enjoyed being together in a beautiful setting. After dinner, everyone enjoyed dancing and singing.
To the delight of the children, we woke on Sunday morning to a beautiful snowfall. The children quickly ran outside before church. All attended liturgy, led by Father George Veselinovic. Several parishioners braved the weather and drove from Pittsburgh to join us for Divine Liturgy. The children sang Uskliknimo s ljubavju at the conclusion of liturgy as is tradition at St. Sava Camp. One last meal together and we all said our good-byes. Holy Trinity Cathedral Church School would like to thank the Eastern America Diocesan Administrative Board, the Shadeland Committee, and the caretaker, Scott Felix, for helping us have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to this becoming an annual event.