[Archived News] Tuesday, July 24, 2013

Atlanta Parish Celebrates Slava

Atlanta, GA – The Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in Atlanta, Georgian celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, July 14, 2013.  

The celebration started on Saturday, June 13, by praying for opening traditional St. Peter’s day soccer tournament. Four teams took part in this tournament, and the winners who took the first and second places donated their money awards to the building fund for paying out the new church property.

On Sunday July 14, His Grace Bishop Mitrofan, assisted by quest clergy Fr. Dragoslav Kosic from Charlotte, NC and parish priest Fr. Miladin Blagojevic, served the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, which was followed with the blessing of the Slava Kolac and Koljivo. Kumovi for the Krsna Slava were Djordje and Danka Vecerina, and their children Ksenija and Sara. After lunch, which was prepared by the Circle of Serbian sisters and members of the church board for all attendees a special cultural program was prepared and performed by our guests and hosts. Guests included members of Romanian Dancing folklore group from Atlanta who performed the most beautiful folk dances from Romania. The hosts welcomed their guests, among which was an Ethno-group who performed the original old Serbian songs.

During the luncheon the parish priest, Fr. Miladin, for his faithful pastoral work, was elevated to the dignified rank of Protonamesnik by His Grace Bishop Mitrofan.