[Archived News] Monday March 10, 2008


McKeesport, Pa - Seven priests and one deacon gathered at St.Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, Pennsylvania with faithful from the Pittsburgh Deanery for Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday, March 9, 2008. The service was scheduled by Dean Very Reverend Stavrofor Stevan Stepanov with the Archpastoral Blessing of His Grace Bishop Dr.MITROPHAN. Clergy serving included Proto Stepanov, host priest-Very Reverend Stevo Rocknage, Very Reverend Dr. Rodney Torbic, Protonamesnik Rajko Kosic, Reverend Father Dejan Obradovic, Reverend Father Milan Pajic, Reverend Father Mladen Blagojevic and Father Deacon Dragoslav Kosic.Seminary graduate Christopher Rocknage participated.

Responses were by the St.Sava Choir. The Pittsburgh Deanery is comprised of Pennsylvania parishes in Aliquippa, Carmichaels, Clairton, Johnstown, McKeesport, Monroeville, Midland, Pittsburgh and Youngwood. The parish in Steubenville, Ohio and mission parish in Fairmont, West Virginia complete the Deanery. Proto Stepanov set the tone for beginning of Great Lent with the sermon. At the conclusion of Vespers all attendees participated in the Rite of Forgiveness. The St.Sava parish provided a refreshing meal afterwards.

Father Rodney Torbic