Sunday of Orthodoxy - 02/25/18
On Sunday, February 25th our church celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
The day began with Divine Liturgy celebrated by our parish priest, V. Rev. Fr. George Veselinovic. Responses were eloquently sung by our St. Nicholas church choir as we began our first Sunday during Great Lent. On this Sunday the church celebrates the restoration of our Holy Icons as proclaimed by the 7th Ecumenical council. As part of that celebration, we held a procession of icons around the church. It was a joyous occasion as all of our children participated in carrying their icons and followed Fr. George in our procession along with all those in attendance today.
During Liturgy a 40-day parastos was held to remember the recent passing of Radovan "Pal" Macesic. May His Memory be Eternal!
After services, our Tammies provided a delicious meal of various soups and pogaca for all to enjoy. Thank You Tammies!
Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy
Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy - 02/25/18
Each year, our combined churches organize on this same day to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy with parishioners and clergy from various canonical jurisdictions. This year the celebration was held beginning at 4:30 pm at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church with the main celebrant and homilist that evening was our own Bishop of the Eastern American diocese, His Grace Irinej. His Grace enlightened us all in attendance with his special Lenten sermon today. Our own Fr. George was in attendance as well celebrating with all of the various clergy including His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Metropolitan Savas also addressed the congregation this evening and eloquently introduced His Grace Bishop Irinej. Following the vespers service, a delicious meal was served by the local parish philoptokos.