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Happy Birthday Alexa!

On Sunday July 9th our parish family jointly celebrated Alexa's 3rd birthday in our social hall after Divine Liturgy. Happy Birthday Alexa!

Official Welcome

On Sunday June 25th, our St Petka kolo hosted an official welcome for our new parish priest V. Rev Father George Veselinovich, Protinica Karen and their daughter Alexa. A large table of delicious posno appetizers and desserts awaited the parish family and congregation after Liturgy. Pamela Matejevich, Kolo President, welcomed those in attendance and thanked both the Kolo Sisters and the St. Nicholas Outreach Committee jointly for making the day a success with fine food and decorations. Protinica Karen then spoke to those gathered saying thank you to the parish for their hospitality and warm welcome!

Again, welcome Father George, Protinica Karen, and Alexa. Congratulations! We are so thankful you are with us at St. Nicholas. 

Pentecost

Kneeling Prayers of Pentecost Sunday - 06/04/17

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St. Nicholas Slava Celebration

Transfer of the Relics - 05/21/17

This past Sunday we celebrated our Church’s Slava one day before the Transfer of the Relics of St. Nicholas.

Honored Kumovi this year were the deserving Steven and Patricia Popovich (and daughter Natalia and husband Leo). Our V. Rev Father George Veselinovich led the congregation around the church for Gospel readings and prayers at each point of the cross. Before the banquet our Kumovi helped Father George turn the Slavski Kolach (baked by Natalia) in the church.

Photos credited by Patrick Collins

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Serbian Royalty Visits Johnstown, PA

His Grace Bishop Irinej and our parish preist V. Rev Father George Veselinovich, along with our very own St. Nicholas Tamburitzans, joined the Crown Prince Alexander & Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia as they paid a visit to Johnstown PA on Thrursday evening April 20th.

This first stop was for a special fundraising event at the Pasquerilla Conference Center: A Night In Serbia. The Royal Couple is traveling around the U.S. to raise money for the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, which helps orphans, the elderly and other people struggling with poverty in Serbia.

Pascha

Midnight Easter Matins - 04/16/17

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Easter Sunday Divine Liturgy - 04/16/17

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Holy Week

Holy Friday

Vespers & Burial Procession - 04/14/17

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Passion Gospel Readings
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday - 04/09/17

Palm Sunday falls one week before Pascha on April 9th during this year's Orthodox Calendar. It is the celebration of the day Jesus Christ entered into Jerusalem in the days before the Jewish Passover and His Crucifixion. He was received by palms & flowers while riding on the back of a donkey. There are no palms in Serbia so the Serbian tradition is to bless Pussy Willows and Daffodils for the congregation as seen here by our V. Rev Fr. George Veselinovich.

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Lazarus Saturday

Vrbica - 04/08/17

The feast of Vrbica (Врбица) or Lazareva Subota was commemorated by our children and faithful during the evening of St. Lazarus - the day before Palm Sunday. V. Rev Fr. George Veselinovich blessed Pussy Willow branches after a symbolic procession of all who attended around the church.

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Posno Vecera

4th Sunday of Great Lent - 03/26/17

 
On the 4th Sunday of Lent, our parish hosted an evening full of prayer and fellowship.

With well over 100 in attendance that evening, the clergy and faithful gathered for this solemn evening of prayer culminating with the metanias to the Prayer of St. Ephraim being enriched by the responses of our own St. Nicholas choir.   Following the dismissal, all in attendance gathered for a wonderful meal in the parish hall provided by our Kolo Sisters.

Our Lenten speaker this evening was Very Rev. Protopresbyter Rumen Stojcev , who offered an insight into the valuable meaning of fasting in our Church and its meaning and benefits both within and out of our Lenten seasons.  A question and answer period followed this delightful message.

In addition to the faithful present, there were 5 clergy present with us this evening.  Very Rev. Protopresbyter Dragoljub Malich(retired), Very Rev. Protopresbyter Rajko Kosic, Rev. Dragan Zaric and our Host Pastor Very Rev. Protopresbyter George Veselinovich.

 

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Third Sunday of Great Lent

Veneration of the Holy Cross - 03/19/17

The third Sunday of Great Lent marks the Veneration of the Holy Cross. After expressing his gratitude for the St. Nicholas Choir by exclaiming, "What an honor it has been to serve with you," our Very Reverend Father George Veselinovich led the congregation with censing and veneration.

 

 

Mark 8:34-38, 9:1 - And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

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Orthodoxy Sunday 5 March 2017

 

Today, the first Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrated Orthodoxy Sunday.  It is the celebration of the victory of the iconodulesover the iconoclasts by the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council in the year 843.  Today’s celebration and procession is to commemorate the restoration of icons for use in services and private devotional life of Christians.

Today also marked the first Sunday of our newly appointed Parish Priest, Very Reverend George Veselinovich.  We would also like to thank Very Reverend Dragoljub Malich for his 47+ years of dedicated, devoted, and loving service of our parish and wish him well in his retirement.

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