SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH USA & CANADA
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STS. SEBASTIAN AND MARDARIJE
The Burge Family
Ron & Mika Radakovich
Steve and Katarina Radakovich
Mike and Lynn Radakovich
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Nenad & Jelena Vukicevic
V. Rev. & Mrs. William Weir
The Right Reverend Bishop Maxim
Donald & Jasmina Boulanger
Brian & Marilyn Gerich
Brian & Carrie Bullard
+Jackson and Hayden
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Kolo Srpskih Sestara - Circle of Serbian Sisters Kosovska Devojka
Fair Oaks, California
Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
St. Sava Foundation
The Rados Family
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander S. Rados & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Rados & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Rados & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Milenko P. Doder & Family
Mrs. Olivera Lynn & Family
St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
San Francisco, California
The term “saint” or “sanctity” (holiness) is something entirely irrelevant and foreign to our time, and to the civilization and the quests of contemporary Man. Which parents nowadays have the ambition of making their children “saints”? Which of our schools and educational programs cultivate sanctity or present it as a vision and as a model? The “successful” person of our time, as well as the ideal of contemporary education and our civilization is not in the least the “good and benevolent” person of classical times. Instead, it is the one who can achieve wealth, comforts and social emergence – this is what parents want of their children, this is what our educational systems chiefly aspire to, this is what the mass media cultivate, and this is the dream of the majority of our young generation.
Indeed, in a society that regards unemployment as its most serious problem and is governed by the anxiety of how to increase its per capita income, for one to speak of saints and sanctity constitutes a challenge – or rather, a cause for laughter and derision. In this way, sanctity has now become a “forgotten vision”.
Forgotten, because once upon a time sanctity actually existed; because it was what inspired our civilization; because our people used to live among saints and they would draw from them the measure of their civilization; they were the heroes, the great champions, the “famous football players” and the “stars” of that time. Now, only the names of our saints remain, and even these have been “clipped” and altered in foreign fashion, while people now prefer...
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Our Christian brothers and sisters in Kosovo and Metohija and the holy shrines of the Serbian Christian Orthodox Church are in great danger, because the proponents of the so-called state of Kosovo want to obtain the membership in UNESCO and confiscate churches and monasteries, jeopardizing the rest of the Serbian population in these holy places, as well as every honest Albanian person, jeopardizing the true communion and the overall progress of all those who live in Kosovo.
From June 1999, until today 236 spiritual and cultural Serbian monuments were subject to attack by Kosovo Albanian extremists. Out of the said number, as many as 61 have the status of cultural monuments, and 18 are of extreme importance for the Republic of Serbia- Church of the Virgin (1315), Church of St. Nicholas (1331), Church of the Holy Saviour (1348), the Hermitage and Monastery of St. Peter (early 13th century) – to mention but a few. In the territory of Kosovo, 174 sacred objects and 33 cultural and historic monuments were destroyed, more than 10 000 icons, and artistic objects were stolen. 5261 headstones were either destroyed or damaged in 256 Serbian graveyards, and not a single headstone can now be found at more than 50 Serbian graveyards.
In March 2004, and the synchronized and orchestrated barbaric attacks against the Serbian residents in Kosovo, with unprecedented destruction of everything that is Serbian, including the Serbian religious objects and cultural goods dating back to the Middle Ages. In three days of violence perpetrated by the Kosovo Albanian terrorists against the Serbs, on 17, 18 and 19 March 2004, ten Serbs were killed, over 900 persons were severely injured, over 4000 Serbs from cities and villages...
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, San Francisco, California—For the sixth consecutive year, the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the West Coast gathered to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy. This year the Hierarchs and faithful celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper services at the Los Altos at the Church of the Redeemer.
On the first Sunday in Lent, we commemorate the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 A.D. upholding the use of holy icons in Orthodox worship. We also commemorate today the unity of Orthodox belief and the oneness of our Faith throughout our various jurisdictions, nations and languages and across the continents and the centuries.
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St. Andrew Fool-For-Christ Serbian Orthodox Parish
1865 Diamond Street, Anderson, CA 96007
REPORT COMING SOON!
PARISH REPORT FOR YEAR 2015
To the Diocesan Annual Assembly – September 4, 2016
|Divine Liturgies: 96||Matins: 70|
|Vigil/Vespers Services: 65||Marriages: 5|
|Vigil/Vespers Services: 65||Pastoral Meetings with groups/individuals: 142|
|Vigil/Vespers Services: 65||Marriage Enrichment sessions: 16|
|Baptisms/Chrismations: 18||Visitations to the sick: 42|
|Funerals: 9||Catechism sessions for adults 14|
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THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People
Updated: June 20, 2016
ELECTION FORMS (Due Immediately Following Annual Parish Assembly)
FORMS & DEADLINES
Diocesan Days will be held on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, 2016 in Jackson, California.
The Annual Assembly will be held during Diocesan Days (Day and Time to be determined)
YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORT & PROPOSED BUDGET (Deadline JUNE 30, 2016)
Attention PARISH TREASURER: Your 2016 Parish Assessment WILL REMAIN THE SAME as it was for 2015 and is due by the 15th of each month.