|Synaxis of the Archangel Michael
and other Bodiless Powers
SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH USA & CANADA
Sebastian Press Catalogue
Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the West Coast gather to Celebrate the Commemoration of the 1600th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John Chrysostom
The Feast of St. John Chrysostom at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Sermon given by His Grace, Bishop MAXIM
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.
This blessed Hierarch is an example of the administration of the local Church and at the same time of all the oikoumene of the Orthodox Church, by means of service and kenotic oblation. We marvel at the variety of his spiritual gifts, as we study his sacred writings, and we glorify our God in Trinity who has so glorified the human race. As the vigilant eye of the whole universe, he was concerned that all people should “come to the knowledge of truth” (1 Tim. 2:4)...
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
Location: Christ the Savior Serbian Orthodox Church in Arcadia
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
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. ...
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL MEALS AT THE TICKET TABLE
|Friday Evening||Adults - $10.00, Children under 16 - $5.00|
|Saturday Lunch||Complimentary - Donations Accepted|
|Saturday Evening||Adults - $15.00, Children under 16 - $5.00|
|Sunday Banquet Tickets||Adults - $30.00, Children under 16 - $15.00|
|Sunday Banquet Reservations||Table of 10 in Main Hall - $300|
|Sunday Evening||Adults - $15.00, Children under 16 - $5.00|
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...
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...
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
Updated February 11, 2015 12:01 pm (PST) - - - Total Registrations ( 61)
|Name||Last Name||Parish||Registration Status|
|Bishop Atanasije Jevtic||Jevtic||Guest Speaker||Complimentary|
|Hieromonk Porfirije||Porfirije||Guest Accomanying Bishop Atanasije||Complimentary|
|The Right Rev. Dr. Bishop Maxim||Vasiljevic||Western American Dicoese of the Serbian Orthodox Church||Complete|
|Deacon Zoran Aleksic||Aleksic||Western American Dicoese of the Serbian Orthodox Church||Staff|
|Sister Antiona||Antionia||St. Paisius Monastery, Safford, AZ||Complete|
|Rev. Serafim Baltic||Baltic||New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, IL||Complete|
|Rev. James Barfiled||Barfiled||St. John the Baptist Church, Reno, NV||Complete|
|Hieromonk Paisius||Bjerke||St. Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina, CA||Complete|
|Rev. Predrag Bojovic||Bojovic||St. Sava Church, Renton, WA||
On Tuesday, June 18th His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Fr. Nicholas Ceko, Dean of St. Steven's Cathedral, Fr. Blasko Paraklis, Priest of the Most Holy Theotokos Mission parish in Orange County, Fr. Jovan Babic, Priest of Christ the Saviour Church in Arcadia, and Fr. Stamatis Skliris from Athens, Greece, together with the faithful celebrated the Feast of St. Petar of Korisha in the Diocesan Residence Chapel in Alhambra, Califorania.
Following the Divine Liturgy and the Slava service, a small reception was held for all who attended.
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.