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15 Apr, 2017

Resurrection Matins at St. Sava in Merrillville begin at 11:30 p.m. – Saturday, Apr. 15

Join us for the solemn Resurrection Matins beginning at 11:30 p.m. at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana. The reason we begin the Resurrection Matins so close to to midnight is because it was in the very early hours of the morning that Christ stood resurrect. When we enter the church tonight, we enter a darkened church, lights

14 Apr, 2017

Vespers with laying of Holy Shroud and Funeral Service at St. Sava Merrillville – Friday, Apr. 14

Join us for the solemn Vespers with laying of the Holy Shroud (Plastanica) and Funeral Service beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana. Evening services in Orthodox churches will late on Friday mark the time when Christ was removed from the cross on which he died in Jerusalem. Before the service

13 Apr, 2017

The meaning of Easter eggs and color; Colored eggs are needed for Pascha – Sunday, Apr. 16

The Kolo Sisters of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church have been busy for weeks as they recently hosted their spring bake sale, but work continues as colored eggs are needed to be blessed Easter Sunday, April 16. Please bring colored eggs early to the church before Divine Liturgy begins Sunday. The Meaning of Easter Eggs in

12 Apr, 2017

View the Holy Week Schedule of Services at St. Sava in Merrillville

Everyone is welcome to join with us at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana as we commemorate one of the most important times of the year in the Orthodox Church. A complete listing of the Holy Week Schedule of Services is listed below. Holy Week Schedule of Services LAZARUS SATURDAY LAZARUS SATURDAY - APRIL 8th 2017

9 Apr, 2017

Holy Week schedule of services at St. Sava Merrillville available now

Join us as we commemorate Palm Sunday with Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Confession beginning as early as 9:00 a.m. Sunday, April 9 at St. Sava Church in Merrillville. This weekend marks the beginning of Holy Week with special services taking place throughout the week. A complete list of services is

8 Apr, 2017

Holy Week Schedule available, begins with Lazarus Saturday – Apr. 8

Join us for a special day for children as we commemorate Lazarus Saturday (Vrbica Day) with Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion for children beginning at 10:00 a.m. and Confession beginning as early as 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at St. Sava Church in Merrillville. Services will include a mini-concert by the Children's Choir of St.

6 Apr, 2017

Holy Week begins with Lazarus Saturday, Apr. 8 and Palm Sunday, Apr. 9

Join us for a special day for children as we commemorate Lazarus Saturday (Vrbica Day) with Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion for children beginning at 10:00 a.m. and Confession beginning as early as 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at St. Sava Church in Merrillville. Services will include a mini-concert by the Children's Choir of St.

2 Apr, 2017

A message from Father Marko: Shining forth the glory of Christ’s resurrection by a radiant life.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I don’t believe that anyone would argue that, this time of the year, is most beautiful. Spring lifts our minds and spirits as we come out of the winter months and look ahead to the warmer months of summer. It’s at this time of the year that we also celebrate the

31 Mar, 2017

A message from Father Marko: “How can we keep Great Lent?”

Lent is a Time of Slowing Down. It is obviously impossible for us to go to Church every day. And since we cannot keep the Lent liturgically, the question arises: what is our participation in Lent, how can we spiritually profit by it? The Church calls us to deepen our religious conscience, to increase and strengthen the spiritual

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