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His Holiness Patriarch PORFIRIJE to celebrate Holy Liturgy at St. Sava, Merrillville, Indiana – October 17

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His Holiness Patriarch PORFIRIJE will be making a special visit to celebrate Holy Liturgy at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

This special date will also mark the celebration of the 107th anniversary and the 30 year anniversary since the consecration of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church.

This will be the first visit to the United States for His Holiness PORFIRIJE and the public is invited to partake in this historic event, including the Divine Liturgy and banquet immediately following.

To ensure seating for this historic event reservations will be required.

Please respond by September 30, 2021 by calling 219-736-9191.

His Holiness the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch +PORFIRIJE, is the 46th in line on the Blessed Throne of Serbian Patriarchs, and 55th successor of St. Sava as head of the Holy Serbian Church.

On February 18, 2021, he was elected by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to succeed His Holiness Patriarch +IRINEJ of the Blessed Memory.

His Holiness Patriarch PORFIRIJE will be the keynote speaker during the program taking place October 17, 2021.

Schedule of October 17, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m. – Divine Hierarchial Liturgy, followed by Memorial Service and laying of Memorial Wreaths
  • 1:00 p.m. – Anniversary Banquet and Program at the St. Sava Event Center, Merrillville, Indiana
  • St. Sava Hymn – Children of St. Sava and Visiting Churches
  • Posting of Colors and National Anthem – S.S.S. Karageorge Choir and Visiting Choirs
  • Welcoming and Introduction of Guests
  • Remarks by Ted Erceg, former St. Sava President
  • Remarks by Very Reverend Jovan Todorovich
  • Greetings and Introduction of Special Guest by His Grace Bishop Longin
  • Key Note Speaker – His Holiness Patriarch PORFIRIJE

SerbFest 2021 announces music acts July 23, 24, & 25 at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana

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Three days, 9 unique musical acts, and 45 hours of live performances – it’s part of the core of what Serb Fest 2021 is all about – music, singing, and dancing taking place at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana July 23, 24, & 25.

From the contemporary sounds of the modern Serbian DJ to the traditional tones of the plucked tamburica and the talented singers in our Serbian Kafana, you’ll experience a dynamic range of cultural music and dance at St. Sava Serb Fest 2021.

Opening night Friday, July 23 will also feature “Together Band” – an exciting and versatile 12-piece band from the Indiana & Chicagoland area performing American music from Big Band to Oldies and popular Top 40’s Hits under the big tent in the parking lot.

In addition to all the amazing food, drinks, and baked goods at St. Sava Serb Fest, our musical and entertainment offerings are a critical part of the cultural experience. Let’s face it, we love to sing, dance, and celebrate culture with family and friends!

Check out the complete daily schedule at www.serbfest.org to see who is playing and performance times for each day of the fest.

With musical acts playing simultaneously throughout nearly all of the fest, you’ll never know exactly where a Kolo dance may spontaneously begin. One thing is certain, you’ll know it when it happens and you’ll probably want to join in the fun!

Musical acts throughout SerbFest 2021 include:

  • ANDJELA SUBOTIC & NESA KASTELO
  • DIJANA ANTONIJEVIC & NESA KASTELO
  • DJ GOGI (GORAN) from Cleveland
  • DRINA
  • DUNAV OF CHICAGO
  • ORKESTRA SUMADIJA
  • PRAZNA FLASHA from Wisconsin
  • TOGETHER BAND
  • ZORAN RADOVANOVIC, MARIJA MARA & ZORAN MILETIC

Check out the complete daily schedule at www.serbfest.org to see who is playing and performance times for each day of the fest.

First $1,000 Early Bird Raffle Winner Drawn May 30

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The first $1,000 Early Bird Raffle winner was selected this past Sunday, May 30.

The next Early Bird Raffle takes place June 27 with the next $1,000 winner selection, so get your ticket to win before the next drawing!

Early Bird winners are still eligible for the $15,000 grand prize and other cash prizes the last day of Serb Fest 2021 – www.serbfest.org – taking place July 23, 24, and 25

For raffle tickets call: Mike Jaksich 219-880-6307; David Gerbick 219-588-3604; or the Church Office 219-736-9191. Raffle tickets available for $100 donation per ticket.

 

Strudel, Nutroll, and Sarma Sale at St. Sava Church – Merrillville, Indiana

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The Kolo Sisters at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana have been busy preparing for the spring Strudel and Nutroll bake sale with the special addition of Sarma available for pre-order through March 29.

Orders placed by March 29 will be available for pick-up Saturday, April 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Limited quantities available while they last. See the order form for prices and information about placing your order.

Click Here to View and Download the Flyer – Strudel & Nutroll Sale Order Form in Adobe .PDF Format

Daily services throughout Lent at St. Sava Church – Merrillville, Indiana

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During Lent there are services taking place every day at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana. A complete schedule with daily times is listed below.

During the past year there has been much disruption in daily life schedules and routines. We encourage members, parishioners, and community members to continue following health guidelines.

Please join us during this season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter at the daily services offered below:

  • Mondays 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – Presanctified Holy Liturgy
  • Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – Presanctified Liturgy
  • Fridays, 6:00 p.m. – Akathist
  • Saturdays, 6:00 p.m. – Canon of Repentance to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy

Menu and Prices, Fish Frys Begin March 19 at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana

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Fish Fry Fridays will begin at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana beginning Friday, March 19 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Social distance dining will be available along with carry-out options.

  • Soup – $2.00
  • Fries – $2.00
  • All dinners include Soup bread coleslaw and Fries
  • Perch dinner – $13
  • Cod dinner – $13
  • Combo: Perch/Cod $13
  • Shrimp dinner – $14
  • Combo: Cod or Perch w/ Shrimp – $14
  • Combo: Cod/Perch & shrimp – $16
  • Desserts priced by item

Check back to www.saintsava.net/blog or the church Facebook Page for more updates.

No pre-sale tickets. Cash only for food, in-person ordering only available at this time.

Fish Frys begin March 19 at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana

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Fish Fry Fridays will begin at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana beginning Friday, March 19 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Social distance dining will be available along with carry-out options.

A full menu and pricing will be announced in the coming days. Check back to www.saintsava.net/blog or the church Facebook Page for more updates.

No pre-sale tickets. Cash only for food, in-person ordering only available at this time.

Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle – Tickets Now Available at St. Sava, Merrillville, IN

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Don’t miss out on the upcoming “Early Bird” drawings for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle! We’ll pick a $1,000 winner on May 30 and another $1,000 winner on June 27!

Winners are still eligible for the $15,000 Grand Prize picked the last day of SerbFest 2021.

$100 donation per ticket, only 700 tickets sold. Winner need not be present.

Call the church office at 219-736-9191 to find out how to get your tickets.