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THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN

Save the Date!

BISHOP'S ANNOUNCEMENT

SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6, 2015!

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
19th Annual Diocesan Days Gathering

The Western American Diocese
of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
PRESENTS

A Most Unique Event

Celebrating the New American Saints
Commemorating the lives of  Saints Mardarije and Sebastian,
Enlighteners and Apostles of the Church in America!

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Come experience this once in a lifetime event!
Learn how ordinary lives become extraordinary by the power and grace of God. 
Some of us remember them as they lived and worked among us. 
Today, all of us gather as they pray to God for us!

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SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS:

HIS HOLINESS, IRINEJ, SERBIAN PATRIARCH
RULING HIERARCHS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE U.S.A.
CHURCH AND CIVIL DIGINTARIES

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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Friday, September 4th

12:00 Noon   DOXOLOGY

1:00 p.m.         Clergy Lunch and Seminar
                          His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, Special Guest

3:00 p.m.         Meeting of the Diocesan Council

4:00 p.m.         Annual Diocesan Assembly

6:00 p.m.         Festal Vespers                       

7:00 p.m.          Dinner, Presentation of Honored Guests, Questions and Answers
                          His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, Guest Bishops: Metropolitan Gerasimos,
                          Archbishop Kyrill, Bishop Longin, Bishop Mitrofan, Archbishop Benjamin
                        

Saturday, September 5th

9:00 a.m.       Matins

 9:45 a.m.      Canonization Festivities:
                           Entrance of the Patriarch
                           Procession of Relics and Icons of New Saints                            


10:00 a.m.      Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
                         Official Proclamation


12:30 p.m.      Symposium Lunch followed by an afternoon of fellowship             

 6:00 p.m.       Vespers


 7:00 p.m.       Dinner

 8:00 p.m.       Program: Oratorical Festival, FolkFest,  Musical Presentation 
                        followed by an evening of fellowship and dancing



Sunday, September 6th

9:00 a.m.        Matins

10:00 a.m.      Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
                     
1:00 p.m.        Banquet & Program
                        Zeljka Gortinski will read from the lives of Mardarije and Sebastian 
                        "Breza" Singing group from Phoenix
                        Keynote Address
                        Afternoon Music and Dancing

 5:00 p.m.       Concert Dinner 

 

   
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