St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Church, Merrillville, IN, was established in 1914 in Gary, IN. Divine Liturgy Sundays 10am, Fr. Marko Matic officiating. Liturgical responses by Karageorge Choir. Sunday School starts after Holy Communion (around 11:15) until 12:15. Serbian School will be incorporated into Sunday School. Vespers served Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. Join us, everyone welcome! Folklore dance group and choir always accepting new members. Attend Sunday Luncheons after Liturgy, hosted by families or organizations, serving delicious homemade food and desserts.
South Wing SOCIAL CENTER NOW AVAILABLE for hosting social events, newly renovated and tastefully decorated. Showers, graduation parties, business meetings, Skup Svatova, wedding receptions, baptisms, birthdays, and retirements can all be accommodated. For more info, call (219)736-9191.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The angel said, "shepards, fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a SAVIOUR, which is CHRIST THE LORD. And this shall be a sign unto you, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
Today we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord according to the Julian calendar. The original artwork below was created by Adam Popovich. Thanks to Vonnie Orlich for sharing this family treasure.
Dr. Jolynn Derado, Mike Suvajac, and Paul Jancarich read the Epistles during Christmas Divine Liturgy at St. Sava. Very Rev. Marko Matic gave his blessing to the readers, who read the English and Slavonic verses. Responses by S.S.S. Karageorge Choir under the direction of Ms. Kathy Baroevich. We truly appreciate the devotion of the readers who read every Sunday and are most grateful for our choir members. Mike Suvajac and Paul Jancarich also read for every funeral service and weekday services.
There were many GOOD boys and girls who sat with Santa Friday evening in the south wing after the blessing and burning of the badnjak. Extraordinarily mild 40+ degree temperatures allowed for a huge crowd and a comfortable service outdoors. (Click the thumbnail photo to enlarge).
Videos below are from the January 7 Divine Liturgy Christmas Service. Singing with our own Karageorge choir was Diana Henery (Danica Chirich), who grew up in Gary and enjoyed a long professional career as a leading soprano with the Volksoper in Vienna, Austria.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
WEDNESDAY January 6th
CHRISTMAS EVE: Divine Liturgy at 9:00AM. Great Vespers at 6:00PM. Children’s Christmas Play, blessing and burning of Badnjak.
THURSDAY January 7th
CHRISTMAS: Divine Liturgy at 10:00AM
FRIDAY January 8th
ALL HOLY MOTHER OF GOD FEAST: Divine Liturgy at 9:00AM
SATURDAY January 9th
ST. STEPHEN THE ARCHDEACON: Divine Liturgy 9:00AM
SUNDAY: January 10th
SUNDAY 31TH AFTER PENTECOST: Divine Liturgy at 10:00AM
THURSDAY: January 14th
ST. BASIL (SERBIAN NEW YEAR’S DAY): Divine Liturgy at 9:00AM
SUNDAY: January 17th
SUNDAY 32ND AFTER PENTECOST: Div. Liturgy at 10:00AM
TUESDAY: January 19th
HOLY THEOPHANY: Div. Liturgy and Great Blessing of Water at 9:00AM.
WEDNESDAY: January 20th
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST: Divine Liturgy at 9:00AM
SUNDAY: January 24th
SUNDAY 33RD AFTER PENTECOST: Divine Liturgy at 10:00AM.
Saint Sava Celebration. Cutting of Slava Kolach; Dinner and Program.
WEDNESDAY: January 27th
ST. SAVA DAY: Divine Liturgy at 9:00AM