[ARCHIVED NEWS] Monday, November 22, 2004


Columbus, OH - On Sunday November 21, 2004 the parish of St. Stevan of Dechani in Columbus, Ohio celebrated their church Slava. The holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was officiated by diocesan hierarch Bishop Dr. +Mitrophan. The parish priest, Fr. Isak Kisin, assisted His Grace as well as diocesan deacon, Fr. Deacon Dragoslav Kosic. The church was filled with the honorable faithful who attended the morning's liturgy, while the Ritual of the Slava Cake was performed in the church hall following the service.
Gathered in the church hall, the faithful were moved by the inspirational words of Bishop Mitrophan. The executive board president, Mr. David Kos, also addressed the faithful. The formal luncheon was prepared by the hard working Kolo Sestara, while the roasted meats were prepared by the "St. George Men's Club".

The relatively young Men's Club of St. George has been enthusiastic in their work in the parish and the fruits of their labor were evident at this year's Slava celebration. The honored kumovi were Milorad and Brankica Grozdic with their children Dejan and Ivana.

It was a day of true spiritual joy for all those in attendance.

Fr. Isak KisinĀ