St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
WELCOME to our St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana. Our parish and church-school organization was founded in 1911, in East Chicago, Indiana. In 1980, our dedicated members and parishioners erected a new magnificent church in Schererville, IN. Our parish priest is the V. Rev. Dobrivoje V. Milunovic. The interior of the church is beautified by the Serbo-Byzantine style frescoes painted by Mr. Miloje Milinkovic.
Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday services on feast days begin at 9:00 a.m. Vespers on Saturdays start at 6:00 p.m. Church School begins every Sunday following Holy Communion. You and your family are more than welcome to join us!!! We have a wonderful Bishop Stefan Lastavica Choir, Circle of Serbian Sisters, Church School, Serb National Federation Lodge #171, Chetniks, Tromedja folklore organizations, and our Halls of St. George which is the most spectacular banquet facility in the Northwest Indiana area.
Monday-Tuesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday-Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Parish Priest
V. Rev. Dobrivoje V. Milunovic
Prota Dobrivoje, Protinica Jelena, Jovan, Marko & Krstana
His Grace Bishop Longin with Prota Dobrivoje, Protodeacon Milovan & our Altar Boys
Very Reverend Father
Dobrivoje V. Milunovic
Father Dobrivoje V. Milunovic was born on July 19, 1967, in Raska (Old Serbia) from father Vukomir and mother Desimirka. He was six years old when his family moved to the central part of Serbia, in the village of Vranesi, near monastery Zica, where he finished elementary school.In September of 1983 he enrolled in St. Arsenius of Srem Seminary School in Sremski Karlovci. He received all the highest honors and grades through his schooling and graduated in June of 1988. In September of 1988, he enrolled in the St. Sava Seminary College of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois and graduated in June of 1992.
His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of Midwestern-America ordained him a Deacon on November 26, 1992 on the feast day of St. John Chrysostom at the St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, IL. On the feast day of St. Andrew, the First Called among the Apostles, December 13, 1992, His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher ordained him a Presbyter at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fair Oaks, California. During his priestly service in Fair Oaks, the fresco project by the iconographer Mr. Miloje Milinkovic was completed. On the day of the consecration of the frescoes, His Grace Bishop Jovan elevated him to the rank of Protonamesnik. As a parish priest in Fair Oaks, he was very instrumental in the introduction of the Stewardship Program and the establishment of the Endowment Fund in the parish. He dedicated a lot of time to the care of newcomers and refugees, following the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. In April of 1998, he publishedThe Divine Liturgy and Prayers service book to more completely satisfy the needs of his parishioners.
From September of 2002 until June of 2005, he served at St. George, the Great Martyr Serbian Orthodox Church in Duluth, Minnesota. With God’s help, this small but vibrant parish was the first in the Metropolitanate to adopt a Stewardship program. An Endowment Fund was also established. During that time he earned a Masters Degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.
From July of 2005 until May of 2008, he served at the Cathedral Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kragujevac, Serbia. On June 1, 2008, His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher appointed him to be the parish priest at St. George the Great Martyr Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana. Following the administrative unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church in USA and Canada, His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America elevated him to the rank of Protopresbyter on September 20, 2009.
Upon the completion of studies, on November 14, 1992, he married Jelena Pejakovic. God blessed them with three children: sons Jovan (17) and Marko (14), and daughter Krstana (9). In his closest family, he has two brothers who are priests in Serbia (Ivanjica and Cacak), and an uncle who is a priest in Munich, Germany. His youngest uncle was also a priest in Lion, France, but was killed in a car accident on the feast day of Transfiguration, four years ago. Thanks the Lord, his youngest son is an excellent student of Theology at the University of Belgrade. In the near future he will be ordained and the blessed tradition of priesthood in the Milunovic family will continue.