Church of Serbia – July 2017
It is with untold joy, that we most sincerely invite all clergy, monastics and faithful of the Diocese of Eastern America to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Glorification of the newly revealed St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All America, our first Serbian Orthodox Bishop of America and Canada, led by His Holiness the Archbishop Pech, Metropolitan Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch IRINEJ, which will take place as follows:
FRIDAY, JULY 14
Symposium at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago
5:00 PM – Vespers at the Cathedral
SATURDAY, JULY 15
9:30 AM – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake
5:00 PM – Glorification Vigil at St. Sava Monastery
SUNDAY, JULY 16
9:30 AM – Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville
1:00 PM – Banquet and Program at St. Sava Monastery
All clergy are herein given our blessings to participate in this unique liturgical manifestation of faith, either by making arrangements for substitute celebrants, or to close their parish church in agreement with their local community. Those parishes that can afford to sponsor travel and housing arrangements for their parish priest are encouraged to do so.
HOLY SAINT MARDARIJE PRAY FOR US!
WITH ARCHPASORAL BLESSINGS,
BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA