On November 4th and 5th, there was a 2-day celebration to commemorate the oldest Serbian Orthodox Church in eastern Canada. On Saturday morning a large number of parishioners attended a memorial service in the church. At this service, they prayed for their departed family members as well as for the souls of the departed parishioners and women in the “kolo sestara.” Then, a group of parishioners visited the site where the first church was built and consecrated in 1917. Multiple generations were represented in this crowd; teenagers to a 97-year-old parishioner. For......
The annual Church picnic was held on September 17, 2017, following the Holy Liturgy, at the Holy Trinity grounds in Binbrook. Father Voja blessed the meal and gathering and thanked everyone who came to attend the year’s final picnic. He thanked the Serbian Sisters Circle and the choir for their help and special thanks was given to those who helped prepare the bulls over the last two days. Hundreds of parishioners along with the band Boemi came to the grounds to enjoy good food and good company out in nature. Next year’s......
We are happy to report on our church ball, which was a wonderful evening and roaring success! Our parish was pleased to hold this traditional event, which was the 20th annual ball hosted by the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church on Barton St in Hamilton, Ontario. There were approximately 180 guests in attendance – all had a great time! As is fitting, the theme of the ball was ‘The Roaring 20’s’. The hall was splendidly decorated to reflect this period in history, known as the birth of art deco and a time......
On Sunday December 18, 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. Djuro Samac, and V. Rev. Voja Pavlovic. Choir Stevan Mokranjac responded to the Holy Liturgy directed by sister Desa Gusu. Even though many Serbs celebrate St. Nicholas as their slava and were at their homes preparing for their own slava, a few hundred faithful still gathered today. The Holy Liturgy ended with a very enlightening sermon......
By the grace of God, we are blessed to report on another successful Orthodox Retreat. This is the 21st retreat hosted by the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church on Barton St in Hamilton, Ontario. There were approximately 180 faithful in attendance from Orthodox communities across Southern and Southwestern Ontario. It was a great joy to spiritually nourish our souls, in communion and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ from parishes representing the Serbian, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Antiochian and Orthodox Church of America. There were two guest speakers. Our keynote......
On October 23, his grace bishop dr. Mitrofan visited Hamilton on his first canonical visit. St. Nicholas Cathedral on Nash Road along with St. Nicholas Church on Barton Street and the Church of St. George Niagara Falls awaited their new bishop. The day’s celebration began appropriately with the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the Cathedral. His grace served alongside priests from each of the three churches: V. Rev. Milojko Dimitric, V.Rev. Vojislav Pavlovic, V. Rev. Djuro Samac, V. Rev. Dejan Obradovic along with the retired long-time Cathedral parish priests V. Rev. Stevo Stojisavljevic......
The Serbian Sisters Circle of St. Nicholas on Barton Street celebrated their slava, The Nativity of the Theotokos, today on Sunday September 25. Following the Holy Liturgy, the faithful met at the church hall for the rite of the cutting of the slava bread and a luncheon. The host of the slava was Nada Andric. Next year’s hosts will be Rada and Zorka Djurdjevic. Father Voja greeted all the guests and thanked the sisters circle along with their president Milka Lukic and honorary president Milanka Zaric. He thanked them for all the......
On August 28, 2016 on the Dormition of the Mother of God the traditional church picnic was held, following the Holy Liturgy, at the Holy Trinity grounds in Binbrook. Father Voja blessed the meal and the gathering also thanking everyone who came to attend the year’s final picnic. He thanked the Serbian Sisters Circle and the choir for their help and special thanks was given to those who helped prepare the bulls over the last two days. A couple hundred parishioners along with the band Boemi came to the grounds to enjoy......
By the will of God and the grace of the Holy Spirit at the regular Assembly of the Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, held at the Patriarchate in Belgrade from May 14-25 2016, His Grace Dr. Mitrofan (Kodic), up to now the Bishop of Eastern America was chosen to be Bishop of Canada. His Grace Bishop of Eastern America Dr. Mitrophan (Kodic) was born in 1951 in the village of Ljusa, Sipovo, in Bosna. His elementary studies he completed in 1966 and the Seminary at Monastery Krka in 1971. He received......
St. Nicholas Folklore Group held their Annual Winter concert and honoured their Slava Sretenje Gospodnje on Saturday Feb 20 with 600 guests in attendance. We wish to thank our families, friends and guest groups for their support and for helping make this event a wonderful success. We were joined by groups from Kitchener, waterloo, Oakville, Nash Rd, Winona and SFE Kolo. A special thanks to Prota Voja for his blessing and to our Kolo Sestara for their help that day. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Spring Concert on......