[ARCHIVED NEWS] Friday, February 1, 2007


Carmicheals, Pa - Every year Serbian Orthodox Christians come to the St.George Serbian Orthodox Church in Camichaels, Pennsylvania to pray to, remember and celebrate St. Sava. This year was no different.

One Thursday evening, January 25 the Akathist to St.Sava was served. Father Dimitre Dimitrov from Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Orthodox Church came to concelebrate.

On Friday evening, January 26 Vespers for St.Sava was served. On Saturday, January 27, Midnight Office, Matins and Divine Liturgy was served.
On Sunday January 28 during the Divine Liturgy, the Slavski Kolac and Koljivo were blessed. The Annual St.Sava Day Dinner and Program were held.

Stan Brozik Executive Board President greeted the attendees at the dinner and program. Mr. Brozik spoke of the tradition of honoring and hearing the life of St.Sava each year at the St.George Church.

Choir and Kolo President Sonia Janson directed the choir during the Sunday Divine Liturgy and greeted parishioners at the dinner program. Mildred Bezjak, Executive Board Vice-President Elect spoke of remembrances of St.Sava Day programs. Mitzie Hunchuck, Parish Nurse Practioner offered greetings and read the life of St.Sava as written by St.Nikolai Velimirovic in The Prologue from Ohrid.

Choir member Djelosh Milosevich, Reader George Ben Gapen, and Christina Sivak, R.N., did readings in honor of St.Sava in English language. Assistant Choir Director and Financial Secretary Elect Andrea Janson, Professor Dr. Radoslav and Professor and Altar Server Dr. Ivko Dimitric did readings in Serbian language. Dr.Radoslav Dimitic, volunteered remarks about St.Sava being historically exceptional.

The program closed with the singing of Uskliknimo, the Hymn to St.Sava.

Father Rodney Torbic