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August 2015

Second Annual Intercultural Festival – Save-the-Date – May 7, 2016

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Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Intercultural Festival, hosted by Srbadija Folklore, taking place Saturday, May 7, 2016 at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

The upcoming festival will showcase dance from different cultures and delight all with our Serbian cuisine and famous bake sale.

The inaugural Intercultural Festival hosted in May 2015 took place at the new Pavilion at St. Sava and drew more than 400 people.

With groups representing the different regions of Serbia, they were joined by dance troupes that also represented Mexico, Greece, Ireland, and India. Several of the Serbian troupes traveled from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Canada.

Children and young people ranging in age from 4 through 20-something represented the dancers and provided an opportunity for them to get acquainted with the art of dancing and music from other cultures.

Please save the May 7, 2016 date to join us for the Second Annual Intercultural Festival, hosted by Srbadija Folklore, at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Folklore and Children’s Choir Take The Stage at Valparaiso World Culture Fest, Sept. 19

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Youth from the St. Sava Srbadija Folklore Group and the Children’s Choir will take the stage for a Noon performance and open the 7th Annual World Cultural Festival taking place Saturday, September 19, 2015. The Festival takes place from Noon to 5:00 p.m. in the Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso, IN.

Everyone is welcome to the event. This is a unique opportunity for the entire family to explore different cultures. Admission is free.

The 7th Annual World Cultural Festival is a family-friendly event featuring authentic cultural music and dance performances, handicrafts, and ethnic cuisine. The event claims to be Northwest Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive cultural festival with the 2015 festival promising to be the best ever.

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.valpovic.org/?p=668.

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Chicago Cathedral to host Assembly of Bishops Youth & Young Adult Gathering

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As part of their 6th Annual meeting in September, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States will hold a Youth & Young Adult Gathering at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral the evening of Tuesday, September 15, and all Orthodox youth and young adults are invited to attend the unique event, the organizers announced today.

The Youth & Young Adult Gathering will begin with a Vespers service at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the Bishops’ Assembly who will speak and answer questions.

After the panel discussion, participants are invited to a meal and fellowship in the Main Hall hosted by the Cathedral community.

“We are honored to host the Bishops in our community, and look forward to this panel discussion and conversation between our hierarchs and youth. This is an important dialogue especially since the panel of Bishops will be answering questions that our youth will pose, avoiding a frequent trap of answering questions that nobody is actually asking, and so I look forward to a large turnout of Orthodox youth and young adults,” said V. Reverend Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean at Holy Resurrection.

All Orthodox parish and diocesan youth organizations, schools, college ministries, and interested individuals in the area are invited and encouraged to attend.

In order to ensure there are enough food and refreshments for everyone, clergy and/or organization leaders are asked to RSVP by email to contact@serbiancathedral.org with an approximate head count by September 7, 2015.

5701 North Redwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-693-3366
E-mail: contact@serbiancathedral.org
Website: www.serbiancathedral.org

Srbadija Folklore to perform in Valparaiso at World Cultural Fest – Save-the-Date Sept. 19

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The St. Sava Srbadija Folklore Group will be performing at the 7th Annual World Cultural Festival taking place Saturday, September 19, 2015 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. in the Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso, IN. The youth from St. Sava will open up the festival and go on stage at Noon.

Everyone is welcome to the event. This is a unique opportunity for the entire family to explore different cultures. Admission is free.

The 7th Annual World Cultural Festival is a family-friendly event featuring authentic cultural music and dance performances, handicrafts, and ethnic cuisine. The event claims to be Northwest Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive cultural festival with the 2015 festival promising to be the best ever.

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.valpovic.org/?p=668.

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Folklore Registration and Practice Begins Thursday, Aug. 20

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Folklore registration and the first practice of the 2015-2016 season will take place Thursday, August 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the South Wing of St. Sava Church.

If your child has been thinking about joining/returning to Folklore, this is a perfect time. We will have a lot of new faces this season and will be working together to form new groups. We have a lot of fun activities planned for this season and the more members we have, the better!

  • 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. – Registration
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Pee Wee Practice
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Middle Group Practice

At this point, it is undetermined if we will have a Senior Group. We will not know until registration and we see who commits. We are asking our older kids to please come out and join!

Due to work schedules and sports practice of some of our dancers, we decided to modify the practice schedule a bit. Please let me know if this does now work for you and we will see what we can do.

New blouses have been purchased for the girls and will be distributed by the end of the month.

Please complete the registration form and return with your payment on Thursday, August 20th.

Thank you all for your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you all at practice next week!

Board Appointments

The Folklore Groups would also like to welcome Lela Jensen to the Folklore Board and announce that Dawn Sisk will remain on the board as well.

Parent Support and Volunteers

We will be asking for help throughout the season, hoping that some of the parents can take the lead on luncheons and other special fundraising events.  If we all share the responsibility then not one person or group will burn out so quickly.

Biljana Vrbica and Ursula Brboric are volunteers leading the plan/organize/work scheduling for the luncheon after Divine Liturgy taking place Sunday, September 20. If you would like to help at this event, please send email to bvrbica29@gmail.com. Please let us know as soon as possible, preferably by August 20, if you will be able to help with this luncheon.  All proceeds will go to Folklore.

Children’s Choir to perform in Valparaiso at World Cultural Fest – Save-the-Date Sept. 19

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The St. Sava Children’s Choir will be performing at the 7th Annual World Cultural Festival taking place Saturday, September 19, 2015 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. in the Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso, IN. The youth from St. Sava will open up the festival and go on stage at Noon.

Everyone is welcome to the event. This is a unique opportunity for the entire family to explore different cultures. Admission is free.

The 7th Annual World Cultural Festival is a family-friendly event featuring authentic cultural music and dance performances, handicrafts, and ethnic cuisine. The event claims to be Northwest Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive cultural festival with the 2015 festival promising to be the best ever.

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.valpovic.org/?p=668.

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Memorial Service – ПАРАСТОС

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Dear Parishioners,

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin, Sunday, August 9, in our Saint Sava Church we will serve a Memorial service for the innocent victims in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the persecution and suffering of the Serbian people in the Republic of Serbian Krajina and Croatia in the military operation “Storm” on August 4, 1995.

The Memorial service will begin immediately after Holy Liturgy. Although time is short, I hope that the faithful from our parish will come to the Holy Liturgy and to this memorial Service and together and worthily commemorate this important event in our recent past.

Rev Marko Matic


Драги парохијани,

Cа благословом нашег надлежног Архијереја, Његовог Преосвештенства Г. Лонгина, поводом обележавања двадесетогодишњице од прогона и страдања српског народа на подручју Републике Српске Крајине и Републике Хрватске у војној операцији „Олуја“ 4. августа 1995. године, сутра у недељу 9. августа у нашем храму Св. Саве служиће се парастос невино пострадалим жртвама у овом егзодусу.

Парастос ће почети одмах после Свете Литургије. Иако је време кратко, надам се да ће верни народ из наше парохије моћи да дође на Свету Литургију и парастос и на тај начин да достојно обележи овај важан догађај из наше недавне прошлости.

St. Sava Serb Fest 2015 Featured on Bosnian Radio-Television Channel

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St. Sava Serb Fest 2015 (www.serbfest.org) was featured on RTV BN (Serbian Cyrillic: PTB БH), a Bosnian radio-television company based in Bijeljina.

RTV BN is currently the highest rated TV channel in Republika Srpska entity of BiH.

RTV BN is currently available in Europe, North America (USA and Canada), Australia, and New Zealand via satellite.

Click the YouTube video to watch the featured segment.