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
Three Illinois Circles of Serbian Sisters hosted an outstanding afternoon of food and entertainment to benefit Lifeline Humanitarian Organization's Chicago Office. As guests arrived, they were treated to a musical performance by "Veselo Selo" Youth Tamburitza Orchestra. Dozens of lavish themed gift baskets were displayed for a lively, competitive auction. Baskets were donated by various businesses, individuals, church organizations, and Kolos. Volunteers served up a great meal that included homemade sarmas and baked chicken. A "Sweet Treat Walk" offered guests a chance to select and pack their own dessert items to enjoy now and later.
The serious and urgent needs of children in Serbian orphanages were discussed as Kathy Fanslow and Melanie Sever presented videos that also highlighted accomplishments achieved to date. There is much to be done for these innocent children with special needs. Lifeline is working through area churches and Kolo organizations and is eternally grateful for the support received through the years. Special Thanks to the three Illinois Serbian Sisters Circles - St. George, Joliet, St. Archangel Michael, Lansing, and Knjeginja Zorka, Lansing for their hard work and all the guests for their generosity.
Please watch the short videos below and understand the urgency for helping these children of Serbia. Share the videos with friends and family so that they might also help. Donations may be made directly to Lifeline on their website (link at top of page).
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Joliet Kolo Hosts Luncheon Fundraiser to Benefit Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Sunday, May 20th
What do you get when you mix great people, great food and great cookies with a great cause? A Great Bring-a-Friend Fundraiser benefitting
LIFELINE HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION
Spring 2012 Luncheon
Sunday, May 20, 2012
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
St. George Social Center
310 Stryker Avenue ~ Joliet, Illinois
Lunch prepared by Joliet’s Kolo Women
“Sweet Treat” Walk of homemade baked goods
Auction of Lovely Themed Gift Baskets
Music by Veselo Selo Tambura Orchestra of Joliet
Ticket Price: $10 per person, payable to: Lifeline
RSVP by May 10 to Roseanne Angelovich
or email: email@example.com
Co-sponsored by a proud partnership of Kolo Sestara:
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church ~ Joliet Circle of Serbian Sisters
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church ~ Lansing’s
Circle of Serbian Sisters and Knjeginja Zorka Kolo
Please plan to attend this spiritual evening of prayer sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy Association of Northwest Indiana hosted by St. Archangel Michael in Lansing March 4th at 5:30 p.m. Video below is from last year's service at our St. Sava Church.
Save the date! Help support our friends in Lansing by attending this fun event filled with great Serbian food, music, and dancing.
Better make some popcorn, it's time to re-live Saturday night. Enjoy the slide show below with family, friends, other Serbs, and others who wish they were Serbs! More pictures coming in the next few days. Don't forget to send your own photos so we can share them.
Enjoy the 2-part video of the exciting finale to the 70th Annual Serb National Federation Basketball Tournament. St. Archangel Michael parrish hosted the 2-day event on May 15th and 16th. Championsip games were played at nearby Thornton Fractional South High. Men's final teams were Duquesne Princip (home) vs Cevap Amigos (guests). Equally matched, both teams played hard and well. Next year's games will be hosted by St. Elijah in Merrillville, Indiana. See you there!
(More photos and winners list will follow!)
After a vigorous battle and a very close score, a final winner was declared: Cevap Amigos once again won the championship Senior Men's Title, barely out-scoring Duquesne Princip. Final Score: 59 to 57. Senior Men's MVP recipient was once again Milos Pujo, for the second consecutive year. Check back here daily for photos, winners list, and video of Saturday's event.
St. Archangel Michael Church, 18550 Stony Island, in Lansing, Illinois will host this year's exciting SNF Basketball Tournament. Games will be played at Purdue Calumet, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, and Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln Street, Highland. Click the links for maps.
Click the Link below to view the Brackets:
SCHEDULE OF SOCIAL EVENTS:
THURSDAY, MAY 14
St. Archangel Michael Social Center opens at 6 p.m., DJ at 7:30,
Serving Cevaps and sandwiches
FRIDAY, MAY 15
Social Center opens 6 p.m., Dance starts at 7 p.m.
Music: T-Roma in Bar, Mladost in main Hall
Kitchen open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Serving Chicken, Shishkobob, Fish
SATURDAY, MAY 16
Social Center opens 1 p.m., Dance starts at 7 p.m.
Music: Drina in Bar, Mladost in main Hall
Kitchen open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Serving Lamb, Pork Loin, Cevaps
ADMISSION FOR NON-PLAYERS: $10
Narrow Path Book Store will be open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
All Championship Games will be played at Thornton Fractional South
High School, 18500 Burnham Ave., Lansing, IL 60438, starting at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Join the Serbian National Federation Local Lodge #16, "King Peter II", and play in this year's Basketball Tournament, hosted by St. Archangel Michael Church in Lansing, Illinois. The deadline is approaching for this event on May 15th & 16th, 2009. For applications and more information, please call Eli Roknich (219) 942-6377, Nadine Djordjevic (708) 430-3049, or Nancy Beric (708) 430-9228. Please call as soon as possible. Please note that this year's tournament and all festivities are Thursday registration with Friday and Saturday games, dances, and trophy presentation. There is no program for Sunday. Check back here for more information, brackets, schedules, and updates as they become available.
Join the Serbian National Federation Local Lodge #16, "King Peter II", and play in this year's Basketball Tournament, hosted by St. Archangel Michael Church in Lansing, Illinois. The deadline is approaching for this event on May 15th & 16th, 2009. For applications and more information, please call Eli Roknich (219) 942-6377, Nadine Djordjevic (708) 430-3049, or Nancy Beric (708) 430-9228. Please call as soon as possible.
Paul Jancarich shares his experience from last November's Choral Concert at St. Archangel Michael Church in Lansing, Illinois:
S.S.S. Karageorge Choir of St. Sava Church renewed old friendships at S.S.S. Sloboda's Winter Choral Concert at St. Archangel Michael Church in Lansing, Illinois. It was our pleasure to sing there under the direction of Dr. Kim Simic. More than 200 people were in attendance to enjoy the delightful singing of the honored guest choir St. Elijah Choir of Aliquippa, PA. From their first song, "We Are The Choir" to the last song, "Moja Diridika", the audience was in constant motion and grinning from ear to ear!
The oldest Serbian organized choir in the USA, S.S.S. Branko Radichevich from Chicago, directed by the well - known Elizabeth Neskow, was also superb in their performance. Old favorite melodies "Selo Moja Ubavo" and "Doline Tutne" were performed by the S.S.S. Mita Topalovich Choir of Joliet, Illinois and the gracious host Sloboda Choir. A pleasant surprise also included the youthful teenage dance group "Kolo" Folklore from Lansing. Their rhythmic, precise moves were outstanding. The joy of our youth continuing our traditions can't be beat!
Of course, the food and homemade desserts were delicious, and many visited the Narrow Path Bookstore that evening. We all danced kolos to the wonderful sounds of Srpski Sinovi Tamburasi from Pennsylvania. Vonnie Orlich was Master of Ceremonies and everyone agreed to "Let's do it again, Sam!" Hvala Puno to all who worked in making this event a success.
Written by: Paul Jancarich, S.S.S. Karageorge
Photos provided by Mim Bizic from St. Elijah Church, Aliquippa, PA. Thanks, Mim! Visit babamim.com.