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
VIDOVDAN - JUNE 28TH
The Kosovo Ethics, which are implanted in the national consciousness of the Serbian people, have not changed for 600 years - nor will they ever change. The basic values of those ethics, bequeathed to Serbians on Vidovdan in 1389, have not been chiseled on 2 stone tablets, but are impressed in the inmost being of every Serb.
Every nation has 1 date in its history which it considers more important than any other. For the Serbs, the most important date in their history is June 28 ~ Vidovdan. On that day, in 1389, over 600 years ago, Serbian and Turkish armies clashed on the Kosovo Field.
The Serbian ruler Prince Lazar died as a result of the battle. In addition, a great number of Serbian military leaders, as well as a great number of Serbian warriors, lost their lives.
After June 28, 1389, one cannot speak of Kosovo apart from Vidovdan or about Vidovdan apart from Kosovo. They are inseparable because on Vidovdan 1389, on the Field of Kosovo, in the blood of Serbian warriors was written an indelible deed that forever confirms the Serbian ownership of Kosovo. Vidovdan commemorations, which have been celebrated annually for centuries, are reconfirmations of both the Serbian ownership of Kosovo and of the Vidovdan-Kosovo ethics, which are the core of the Serbian national image and the essence of Serbian identity.
On Vidovdan, June 28, 1389, on the Kosovo Field, the Serbs chose once and for all their religious, cultural, ethical, and national identity.
On Vidovdan, the Serbs honor and commemorate the heroes of Kosovo who laid down their lives defending their faith, freedom, nation, and country.
Therefore, by celebrating the great martyrdom of the Kosovo martyrs, we do not celebrate the defeated ones but the victors, not the dead but those who are alive. Still, the holy body of Lazar, imbued with Heavenly power, lies whole even today curing all human disabilities. Vidovdan is the greatest Slava of the Serbian people. It is day and not night - it is the Day. (St. Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic)