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Diocesan Days 2014 and visit of Abbot Metodije of Hilandar

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The theme for the eighteenth annual Diocesan Days gathering in the Western Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America was The Holy Mountain, Hilandar, and Us.  The celebration took place from Friday, August 29th through Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at St. Sava Mission and St. Sava parish in Jackson, California. The host of this most spiritually uplifting gathering was diocesan bishop, His Grace Kyr Maxim. The organizational aspect of the celebration was carried out by parishes from northern California, while Protopresbyter Steven Tumbas was chairman.

Church Slava in Fair Oaks, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

           
Fair Oaks Slava 2014Our beloved Church of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary in Fair Oaks, CA, has once again concluded a true celebration in honor of Our Protectoress.  Our celebration this year began on Wednesday evening August 27 with the celebration of Great Vespers and Artoklasia (The Blessing of the 5 Loaves, Wheat and Oil).

Света Архијерејска Литургија у Портланду

20140810 111834У Недјељу девету по Духовима 10. августа 2014 године у храму светог Архиђакона Стефана у Портланду  Епископ Западно-амерички г. Максим служио је свету Архијерејску Литургију. На овај дан прослављен је и спомен Преноса моштију светог Архиђакона Стефана, коме је и посвећен храм у Портланду.

21st Church Assembly Sabor - Day Three

21st CHURCH ASSEMBLY SABOR DAY THREE

4987Alhambra, CA - The third and final day of the Sabor began with the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America with the concelebration of a number of clergy.

The fifth and final plenary session began after breakfast. During this session the current members of the Central Council were released and the newly elected members were sworn in. Closing remarks and miscellaneous items were discussed and the Sabor was adjourned with a prayer.

Source: serborth.org

 

21st Church Assembly Sabor - SOTAYA

SOTAYA DURING THE 21st CHURCH ASSEMBLY SABOR

SOTAYA at the National Assembly 2014Alhambra, CA - On August 5th through 8th the 21st Church Assembly was held in the Western American Diocese at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California. Members of the SOTAYA groups attended and participated in many events and festivities throughout the week.

Source: serborth.org

 

21st Church Assembly Sabor - Day Two

21st CHURCH ASSEMBLY SABOR DAY TWO

IMG 3642Alhambra, CA - The second day of the Sabor began with Matins, followed by a Parastos served by all hierarchs in memory of all deceased clergy and lay leaders.

Following breakfast the third plenary session began in the main hall. During this session clergy and delegates heard presentations given by finalists of the St. Nikolai of Zica Oratorical Festival. The finalists from each of the three dioceses spoke on the assigned theme “The Greater The Struggle, the More Glorious The Triumph!“

During the fourth plenary session, held after lunch, reports were heard from the Standing Committees: Christian Education, Stewardship, Youth Ministry, Liturgical Music, Communications Committee, SOTAYA, Serbian Culture and Heritage. Also, a report was presented by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, dean of the St. Sava Theological School in Libertyville, Illinois.

Following Vespers Diocesan caucuses were held to elect new members of the Central Church Council. After dinner the remainder of the evening consisted of two workshops, one on Stewardship and the other on SOTAYA.

Source: serborth.org

 

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