[Archived News] Tuesday November 4, 2008


Lackawanna, NY - On Sunday, November 2, 2008 the Sveti Ilija Circle of Serbian Sisters of Lackawanna, NY celebrated their 80th Anniversary. Bishop Mitrophan led the celebration, beginning with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, assisted by local priest Fr. Rastko Trbuhovich and Deacon Blagoje Siljegovic. Bishop Mitrophan gave a moving sermon on the Gospel reading of the day, the raising of the son of the widow of Nain. A pomen was served for all the departed members of the Kolo. A beautiful dinner was served in the hall for about 80 guests, prepared by chef Michael Buntich. The Kolo board, led by President Sinia Korach, sat at the head table with Bishop Mitrophan and Fr. Rastko. Following the dinner and celebratory speeches, the Kolo took advantage of the occasion to have their photograph taken with the Bishop in the St. Stephen Church. We pray God grant the Sveti Ilija Kolo Many Years of health and fruitful service.