The Church Slava
On Sunday December 16, the parish at St. Nicholas celebrated their church slava. The Holy Hierarchical Liturgy was served by the bishop of Canada, Dr. Mitrophan along with the following clergy: V.Rev. Steva Stojesavljevic, V. Rev. Milovan Sredojevic, V. Rev. Voja Pavlovic, Rev. Radovan Kodic and Deacon Aleksandar Mitrovic . Choir Stevan Mokranjac responded to the Holy Liturgy directed by sister Desa Gusu. The Holy Liturgy ended with a very enlightening sermon by bishop Mitrophan on the Gospel read today, the 29th Sunday after Pentecost. Father Voja thanked the bishop for his words and invited everyone to the church hall for the cutting of the slava bread. Bishop Mitrophan performed the slava rites at the church hall before a wonderful luncheon. The hosts were Zoran an Milica Cvijetic with their children. Next year Djuro and Zora Zdero with their Family will be the slava hosts. Father Voja greeted everyone who came out and introduced everyone at the head table. He then thanked bishop Mitrophan again for his visit and care for our parish and community. Bishop Dr. Mitrophan then greeted all of the clergy, the president and all those present reminding everyone to accumulate spiritual wealth for the heavenly kingdom. In that spirit, we thank sister Milka Culic and the Serbian Sisters Circle who put together such a wonderful luncheon.