[Archived News] Saturday April 12, 2008


Diocesan Headquarters - On Wednesday April 9, 2008, clergy confession was held for the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Washington Deaneries at the St. Nikodim Chapel in Mars, Pennsylvania, the site of the Diocesan Headquarters. Protopresbyter Stavrofor Dr. Mateja Matejic served as Confessor.

His Grace Bishop Dr.MITROPHAN officiated at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Serving with His Grace were the Episcopal Deputy Very Reverend Stavrofor Dr. Nedeljko Grgurevich and Deans: Protopresbyter Stavrofor Janko Raljich, Protopresbyter Stavrofor Srboljub Jockovich and Protopresbyter Stavrofor Stevan Stepanov. Father Deacon Milan Medakovich also served.

His Grace delivered an extensive and well developed homily on the topic of Holy Confession. Clergy were in attendance from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine and the Washington D.C. area. In addition to His Grace, twenty-eight priests, two deacons and one nun were present for the Hierarchical Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.

His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN hosted the clergy in attendance with a Lenten dinner. At the dinner His Grace spoke of the great and immediate need for assistance from parishes to help suffering the Serbian People in Kosovo and Metohija.