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
These recipes are from our Serbian Sisters Circle Cook Book, available for purchase in Goods & Services or at the Church entrance display.
SLAVSKI KOLAC (Slava Bread)
- 4 1/2 Cups flour
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 2 Pkg. dry yeast
- 1 1/2 Cups lukewarm water
- 1/2 Lb. butter
- 3 Large or 4 small eggs
- Peel and juice of 1 lemon
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon sugar and 3 teaspoons flour; let it rise. Mix all ingredients together as you would for a bread. Let it rise until it doubles in size. Knead once again. Save some of your dough for top decorations. Put bread in pan, remembering a smaller one will make a higher bread. Decorations are usually a cross, 4 C's and a braid around the edge. Pan used should be greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
(Recipe by Milica Milojevich)
- 1 Lb. ground walnuts
- 1 Lb. sugar or powdered sugar
- 1 Lb. wheat
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla, or rum, or almond extract
- 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
Clean wheat and wash thoroughly. Put wheat into pan in which you are going to cook it. Then add hot water, not boiled, and let stand for 1 hour. Wash it well in lukewarm water 2 times. Put on to cook in 4 quarts of hot water; add a little salt. Cook until tender; do not overcook. When wheat is done, strain in lukewarm water 2 times. Put into strainer and wash again. Then let it stay overnight in a strainer. Put it where it will drain.
When you want to mix the wheat, put in pan or bowl where you could mix the best. Mix it thoroughly, put in wheat, nuts, sugar, flavor you want, and cinnamon. Sugar may be added if desired. When all mixed, put in glass bowl; shape it up. Put ground walnuts on top of wheat; leave some nuts on a side from top, make a cross in the center with cubed sugar, decorate around the cross with raisins, and around the side of the bowl.
Recent Press Release from Lifeline Humanitarian Organization:
Our wonderful Serbian Sisters will prepare the first Sunday Luncheon in the newly remodeled south wing after Divine Liturgy this Sunday. There are many dates still available, so please call Snezana to reserve a date soon at 736-9191. You can buddy-up with a group of families, or your organization can host a luncheon. This fun gathering was very well attended in the past, and a great fund-raiser for the church and its organizations. Everyone is welcome to participate.