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Diocesan Days 2013 - Friday

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Friday, August 30, 2013 was the first day of the Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith.  This year during Diocesan Days we acknowledge several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, and 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

On this first day of Diocesan Days, all of our clergy from throughout our Diocese gathered together for a luncheon followed by a special Clergy Siminar with guest speaker V.
diocesan-council-meeting-diocesan-days-2013Rev. Dr. John Erickson of St. Vladimir's Seminary. Later in the day, the Diocesan Council held it's annual meeting in preparation for the Annual Assembly. At the same time, the Diocesan Kolo Sprpskih Sestara held it's Annual Meeting with ladies from KSS organizations from churches throughout the diocese. 

The meetings concluded at 6pm and were followed by Great Verspers and then dinner in the pavilion. After dinner presentations were given by V. Rev. Dr. John Erickson and Hieromonk Iakovos of Simonopetra, Mt. Athos and then a question and answer period. 

Stamatis Skliris Exhibit

stamatis-exhibitDuring the Diocesan Days 2013 weekend, a special Exhibit of Paintings by Fr. Stamatis Skliris was on dislpay for everyone to view, enjoy, and even purchase. View a calalogue of the beautiful paintings by Fr. Stamatis Skliris' "The Dynamic Earth" - Stamatis Skliris's Vision of the Past, Present, and Future of American Natural Treasures.

Stamatis Skliris - On the Changing Nature of Forms - Inspired by the painting of the National Parks of America.

Fair Oaks Parish Celebrates Krsna Slava

2013.08.25 - Sacramento SOC Slava DSC 0339How is it possible that each Slava celebration is totally different from every other one?  There is much hard work and anxiety that all will be in readiness by many of us – from the ones who clean the Church and grounds to the ones who prepare the food to the Clergy who come to pray with us.  Then,  God,  in His infinite wisdom and love for us, reaches down to us and grants us an abundance of excitement and joy on the day of the Slava.  And all is right with the world and with us.

Visit to St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California

2013.08.23 - Platina DSC 0043On Saturday, August  23, 2013 His Grace, Bishop Maxim visited parishes in Northern California.  During this trip, His Grace visited our St. Herman of Alaska Monastery located in Plantina. 

Holy Transfiguration of our Lord


transfigurationOn Monday, August 19, 2013 His Grace Bishop Maixm, V. Rev. Nikola Ceko,Rev. Norman Kosanovich, and the faithful of Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral celebrated the Feast of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Following the Divine Liturgy a small reception was held outdoors where everyone enjoyed fellowship.

Portland Slava August 2013

sam 5025Слава Цркве Светога Архиђакона Стефана, Портланд, Орегон

Српска Православна Парохија Светога Стефана Првомученика и Архиђакона у Портланду сваког авуста месеца, о празнику преноса моштију из Јерусалима у Цариград (428.г.) прославља своју другу годишњу славу, поред оне познате ”јануарске”.

Парохија у Портланду је основана још 1991. године, али је садашња црква купљена од хришћанских Корејанаца после пожара после 1995. године, те је одмах требало приступити

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