Church Slava in San Marcos, CA

2016 10 23 san marcos slava 01San Marcos, CA - His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese made a canonical visit to the faithful of St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos, California on Sunday, October 23, 2016 the 18th Sunday after Pentecost and the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. It was on this Sunday that the parishioners of St. Petka festively celebrated their Church Slava. Concelebrating with His Grace at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy were Protopresbyter Stavrophor Milan Vukovic, retired priest from the San Marcos parish and Protopresbyter Milovan Katanic, parish priest. Also serving were Deacon Vladan Radovanovic, the diocesan deacon and Deacon David-John Williams from the neighboring Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos parish in Orange County. Following the Slava Litiya His Grace blessed the Slava kolach and koljivo with this year's kumovi Momcilo and Emilija Curcic. A festive Slava banquet followed in the church hall.

On Thursday, October 27, on the feast day of the Venerable Mother Paraskeva, St. Petka, even though a weekday, the church was almost full with the many parishioners who attended the Divine Liturgy. Parishioners who were unable to attend in the morning came to church throughout the day to light a candle and offer their prayers to St. Petka. May God, through her prayers, send His blessings to this parish and all its parishioners now and for generations to come.

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