On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Federation of the Circles of Serbian Sisters (FCSS) of the Eastern American Diocese held its semi-annual meeting at the Community Center of the Holy Archangel Michael Church in Akron, Ohio.

On this important day, our Serbian Orthodox Church commemorates several of its own saints, namely, the Holy King Milutin of Serbia, the Venerable Theoctist (former King Dragutin of Serbia) and Elizabeth (former Helen of Anjou, Queen of Serbia), as well as the Holy Confessor Varnava of Hvosno (first American-born Serbian Bishop, born in Gary, Indiana).

The well-attended meeting was chaired by Millie Radovick, President of the FCSS, and generously hosted by the St. Petka Circle of Serbian Sisters of the Holy Archangel Michael Church in Akron, Ohio. One of the key discussion points was its very successful 2022 St. Sava Camp Season at our Most Holy Mother of God Monastery Estate in Shadeland, Pennsylvania. The operation of the camp is truly the annual flagship project of the Federation.

Following the business portion of the meeting, Protopresbyter Milan Pajic, Parish Priest, provided the Sisters with a tour of the magnificent frescoes, which are now being written on the interior of parish church. Bishop Irinej provided a brief lesson the theology of color and line, and architecture, as it related to the central icon of the Theotokos More Spacious than the Heavens.

The well spent day concluded with a sumptuous festal meal offered by the host Kolo in a tastefully appointed dining area of the Holy Archangel Michael Community Center.  


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