[Archived News] Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Johnstown, Pa -
A new beginning of a new decade was celebrated in St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Johnstown, PA, on Sunday. On May 20, 2007, the parish began their 101st Anniversary as they celebrated their Krsna Slava. It all began on Saturday evening with Vespers. The church had been newly painted, with several small additions, and it gave off an aura of holiness and cleanliness.

Father Dejan Obradovic, proud parish priest, welcomed former St. Nicholas priest, V. Rev. Dr. Stavrophor Nedeljko Grgurevich and his family. Proto Ned, Protinica Dubravka and son Stefan were guests of Father Dejan and Popadija Marija for the weekend. The parish family was pleased to see the harmony and respect between both families.

Sunday, Divine Liturgy was served by V. Rev. Dr. Starvophor Nedeljko Grgurevich and Father Dejan Obradovic. The church choir, this day directed by Danica Buncich Wess, was outstanding as their beautiful voices echoed throughout the church.

Following Divine Liturgy, the parish family served a delicious meal in celebration of our Krsna Slava. All organizations of the church took part in the preparation and serving of the meal. Our Kumovi for this great day was Nicholas Matijevic and Steve Purich. Both completed their duties very well. Honored on this day were the graduates of the parish.

Many good friends of the parish attended along with the men presently at the Christ the Saviour Seminary. As the short program came to a close, Father Dejan invited everyone to stay and share the company and friendship of each other. It was a good day at St. Nicholas in Johnstown.
Gloria Cernic