[Archived News] Tuesday April 1, 2008


Midland, Pa - His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN accompanied by Father Dragoslav Kosic travelled to St. George Church in Midland,Pennsylvania for Deanery Vespers for the Third Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Holy Cross. Dean Proto Stavrofor Stevan Stepanov, Proto Stavrofor Rade Merick, Protopresbyter Rodney Torbic, Protonamesnik Rajko Kosic,and host priest Father Milan Pajic also participated. Father Torbic gave the homily.

The large number of people in attendance were from the Midland parish and parishes in Steubenville,Ohio and  Pennsylvania parishes-Aliquippa,Carmichaels, Monroeville and Pittsburgh.

At the dinner, the President of the parish Executive Board and Father Pajic warmly welcomed the attendees. His Grace Bishop MITROPHAN addressed the attendees and told of a recent martyr for Christ, illustrating that Orthodox Christians continue to face threats of violence in parts of the world.

Appreciation was expressed to Father Pajic and the Midland parish for the warm and abundant show of hospitality.