|Synaxis of the Archangel Michael
and other Bodiless Powers
SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH USA & CANADA
Sebastian Press Catalogue
Updated: June 30, 2015
ELECTION FORMS (Due Immediately Following Annual Parish Assembly)
- ELECTION FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS (PDF) DOWNLOAD
FORMS & DEADLINES
FOR EVERYTHING RELATED TO THE YEAR-END FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ANNUAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY & DIOCESAN DAYS
- BISHOP'S ANNOUNCEMENT - Celebrating the Lives of Two American Saints - Sts. Mardarije & Sebastian LINK
- AD/GREETING FORM (Deadline JULY 31, 2015) - Sizes: Full page $200, Half page $100, Quarter page $75 DOWNLOAD
- SPONSORSHIP APPEAL LETTER (Coming Soon) (Deadline JULY 31, 2015) - Levels: Gold $3,000 Silver $2,000 Bronze $1,000 LINK
- MEETING NOTIFICATION LETTER (COMING SOON)
- CREDENTIALS/REGISTRATION (Deadline JUNE 30, 2015) DOWNLOAD
- PARISH REPORT to be signed by Clergy & Parish President and submitted to the Diocesan Office (Deadline JUNE 30, 2015)
(Sept 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015 in English, 1 page - 2 if necessary)
- COMMITTEE REPORTS - Circle of 100, Camp St. Sava, KSS, and Diocesan Council Reports (Deadline JUNE 30, 2015)
- TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION LINK
YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORT & PROPOSED BUDGET (Deadline JUNE 30, 2015)
Attention Parish Treasurer: Your 2015 Parish Assessment remains the same as it was for 2014 and is due by the 15th of each month.
- Letter from...
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...
THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN
Save the Date!
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
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!
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!
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
Friday, September 4th
12:00 Noon DOXOLOGY
1:00 p.m. Clergy Lunch and Seminar
3:00 p.m. Meeting of the Diocesan Council4:00 p.m. ...
On Pentecost Sunday, June 23rd, Holy Trinity Church of Moraga, California, held its Slava with Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Maxim with co-celebrants, Father Vasilije Cvijanovic, pastor of Holy Trinity; Father Dusan Bunjevic; Father Slobodan Jovic, St. Michaels of Saratoga; Father Djurica Gordic, St. John the Baptist of San Francisco; Father Zoran Savic, St. George of Oakland; and special guest Father Stamatis Skliris of Athens, Greece. Father Skliris delivered a very moving homily, in Serbian, on the importance and meaning of Pentecost Sunday. The joyous responses were led by the students from the University of California, Berkeley.
Following the Liturgy the faithful participated in a procession of Icons around the church with the singing of hymns and completing the procession at the elegant fountain dedicated to St. Nikola, where the Slavski Kolach was blessed.
Attendees then proceeded to the beautifully decorated Cultural Center for the sumptuous meal and fellowship. In addition all were treated to an exhibit of the art work of Father Stamatis, as introduced by Bishop Maxim. The work is “a marriage of Byzantine Art with our Postmodern times.” It is blending Byzantine tradition with the contemporary.
The Holy Trinity family was especially honored to have hosted Father Stamatis Skliris and Presbytera Marina and look forward to their next visit.
The Feast of St. John Chrysostom at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Your Eminence, beloved brother in the Holy Spirit and co-celebrant of our Modesty, Metropolitan Gerasimos (host of this event), Your Graces, and dear pious assembly of the fullness of the Church.
Today’s sermon is about a Saint, a Prophet, a Patriarch and an Apostle. It is difficult to expose all the significant aspects of the exceptional spiritual personality of the Golden Mouth (the life, literary work and the ecclesiastical ministry of this great Father and Ecumenical Teacher of the Church), of a man who made a unique synthesis of the message of Theology with the mystery of the Church, of an exemplary Apostolic model of ecclesiastical diakonia – from the caves of the desert of Antioch to the Throne of Constantinople, until his death in exile. His radiance affects not only the Ecumenical Throne, or the Orthodox Church, but also all the Christian Churches throughout the world.
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF THE
WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
IN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
NOTICE OF DIOCESAN COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Vespers 6:00 p.m. followed by Council Meeting
Location: Christ the Savior Serbian Orthodox Church in Arcadia
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
The Feast of St. Maximus the Confessor
His Grace, Bishop Maxim's Name Day
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m - Council Luncheon to Follow
Location: Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra
Updated February 11, 2015 12:01 pm (PST) - - - Total Registrations ( 61)