Monthly Archive: May 2017

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man. Tone five. John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel). Acts 16:16-34. John 9:1-38. Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian (98-117). This Sunday commemorates the miracle of Christ healing...

Writing Competition and Oratorical Festival

The New Gracanica Midwestern Diocesan Canonization Weekend Writing Competition and Oratorical Festival This summer, July 14-16 is dedicated to the Pan Orthodox Glorification of St. Mardarije of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville and All-America....

Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman

Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman. Tone four. John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel). Acts 11:19-26, 29-30. John 4:5-42. Prophet Jeremiah (650 B.C.). The conversation and conversion of the Samaritan woman by the well...

Fourth Sunday of Pascha

Fourth Sunday of Pascha: The Paralyzed Man. Tone three. Luke 24:1-12 (4th Matins Gospel). Acts 9:32-42. John 5:1-15. Martyr Sabbas Stratelates (“the General”) of Rome, and 70 soldiers with him (272). We commemorate the...

Pastoral Letter for May 2017

Christ is Risen! Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Great-martyr and Trophy-bearer George was a Christian Roman soldier killed under Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century. After innumerable forms of torture, St....

St. Platon of Banja Luka

Life and Martyrdom of St. Platon of Banja Luka Saint Platon was born in Belgrade, on September 29, 1874. Milivoje took monastic vows as the third-grade pupil of the Belgrade Seminary. Having completed seminary,...