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15 Mar, 2017

Lenten Vesper Service, dinner, and guest speaker at St. Sava in Merrillville – Saturday, Mar. 18

V. Rev. Father Dennis Pavicevich You are cordially invited to Saint Sava Church for Lenten Vesper Service taking place at 6:00 p.m. with Lenten dinner following on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Merrillville, Indiana. Vesper Service and veneration of the Holy Cross with His Grace Bishop Longin and

23 Jan, 2017

Blessing of Homes – Schedule 2017 now available

It is the time of the year where members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana may have homes blessed by Father Marko. The 2017 Schedule for Blessing of Homes is now available for download in both Serbian and English languages. Click to download the Blessing of Homes - Schedule 2017 in English

19 Jan, 2017

Watch: Video of the Great Blessing of the Water at St. Sava – Thursday, Jan. 19

Watch video of the Great Blessing of the Water at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana. This observance commemorates Christ’s baptism by John the Forerunner in the River Jordan, and the beginning of Christ’s earthly ministry The Feast of Theophany is the culmination of the Christmas Season. In mystic commemoration of this event, the

17 Jan, 2017

The meaning of the Great Blessing of Water – Holy Theophany – Thursday, Jan. 19

Join us for Divine Liturgy beginning Thursday, Jan. 19 at 9:00 a.m. for the Great Blessing of Water celebrating Holy Theophany at St. Sava Church, Merrillville, Indiana. This observance commemorates Christ's baptism by John the Forerunner in the River Jordan, and the beginning of Christ's earthly ministry. The Feast of Theophany is the culmination of the

13 Jan, 2017

Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great – Saturday, Jan. 14

Join us at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great - Saturday, Jan. 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil is used ten specific times per year and differs from the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom which has become the standard liturgy used in the Orthodox Church.

7 Jan, 2017

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas

Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2016 Download the following message in both English and Serbian Cyrillic versions: English Serbian Cyrillic The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the

6 Jan, 2017

The Spiritual Meaning of the Badnjak

Join us Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for Great Vespers and blessing of the Badnjak at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church located at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana. The Spiritual Meaning of the Badnjak The following writing titled "The Spiritual Meaning of the Badnjak" (Yule Log) was originally written by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic and

5 Jan, 2017

Celebrations begin Christmas Eve at St. Sava in Merrillville – Friday, Jan. 6

Father Marko Matic blessing the Badnjak inside the Pavilion at St. Sava Church, Merrillville, Indiana. Join us for the celebration of Orthodox Christmas beginning with Divine Liturgy taking place at 9:00 a.m. and Great Vespers taking place at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 6 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church at 9191 Mississippi Street,

30 Apr, 2016

Resurrection Matins at St. Sava begin at 11:30 p.m. in Merrillville – Saturday, Apr. 30

The remaining schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services taking place at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana is now available online and for download. Click here to download the schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services for printing in Adobe PDF format Holy Week and Easter Service Schedule Holy Saturday - April 30,

25 Apr, 2016

View Holy Week and Easter services schedule at St. Sava – Apr. 27 to May 3

The schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services taking place at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana is now available online and for download. Click here to download the schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services for printing in Adobe PDF format Click here to see the Versper Services schedule throughout the Chicagoland area