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NEWS FROM THE PARISH
FUNDRAISING LUNCH ON MAY 3Rd, 2014

On Saturday, May 3rd, will be organized Fundraising lunch.
Divine Liturgy, served by His Grace Bishop of Eastern America, Dr. Mitrophan, will begin at 10am, followed by the luncheon.
Our intention is to take this opportunity to collect donations for the continuation of works on the temple, and, as always, explain to the parishioners and all those present achievements.
Lunch will be served without paying, and all who wish to contibute will be able to do so during the event.
We ask all parishioners, friends and all of you who feel as part of this church community and embed yourseleves in the new building to come and participate in the celebration.
CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Fr. Ljubisa Brnjos with Church Board of St. Petka Church

ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF ST. PETKA CHURCH CONGREGATION

Our yearly assembly for electing of the new church board for the year 2014 was held on December 15th 2013. Assembly was held at the church property after Holy Liturgy.
In the following year on the church board were elected folowing members of our parish:
President - Marko Zecevic,
Vice President - Goran Duvnjak,
Second Vice President - Daniela Djuric,
Secretary - Snjezana Kovacevic,
Treasurer - Boris Topalovic,
Financial Secretary - Nenad Slijepcevic,
Members-at-Large - Ivica Mijatov, Mladen Djukic, Maja Panic, Milenko Pavlica and Milan Bukva.
Auditing Board: Joka Dragoljevic, Miloje Kopanja and Marinko Stankovic,
Nomination Committee: Bojana Kovacevic, Violeta Kopanja and Dragana Paukovic,
Tutors: Tihomir Gugic, Nikola Kovacevic and Michael Mezentzof.

CELEBRATION OF SAINT PARASKEVA - PETKA 2013.

On Sunday, October 27th, we celebrated our patron Venerable Paraskeva - Petka. Day made ​​for joy and celebration, attracted many people to the Divine Liturgy. His Grace, Bishop Mitrophan officiated the Liturgy, His concelebrants were Fr. Nicholas Regos , Romanian priest, and our priest Fr. Ljubisa. The Divine Liturgy was held in the courtyard of the church. At the end of Liturgy, we walked in the procession around the new church, and afterwards we had breaking of the Slava bread. Hosts of the celebrations for this year were family of Stevan and Mladenka Mitrovic, who honored the next year's celebration family of Slavisa and Dejana Kojic.
In addition, in the eve of the holiday, in the church, after the evening service and blessing of Five Loaves, we had lecture on "Holy Emperor Constantine the Great and the Edict of Milan". On this occasion, we celebrated 1700 years since the signing of this document, which gave the desired freedom to Christians, many of whom are still struggling to get it. Fr. Ljubisa made ​​a historical introduction to the subject, while the Bishop Mitrophan conveyed to experience on the celebration of this great event in Nis and Podgorica.

Photos from the Celebration and Evening Lecture

SERBFEST 2013.

The Eight Serbian Festival, which was held from October 11th to 13th of this year gave us un opportunity to host the largest number of visitors so far. Estimates are that in the course of the Festival we had about four thousand visitors, which has greatly exceeded the number from last year. This Festival has definitely become one of the largest event of its kind in our area.
The Festival program included folklore group performances by Serbian Crown of St. Petka Church, Serbian Pearl of St. Sava Church of St. Petersburg, Balkan of St. Symeon the Myrrgusher of Miami, Djurdjevak of St. George Church in Clearwater, Hellenic Dance Troupe of Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland, and the Bulgarian Academy of Dance and rhytmic gymnastics. Apart from hem, the program was led by Guitar Trio Tiho, Erik and Georgi, and the Duo Nenad Todorovic and Miodrag Raskovic.
With great hospitality and quality and tasty food, drinks and sweets, which were prepared by valuable hands of our parishioners, we stayed until late in the night all three days.
On this occasion, we would like to thank all the volunteers, all the donors and sponsors of this year's Festival, with the hope of even better and more succesful gatherings in the future. Without the joint efforts and hard work, none of this would be possible.

Fr. Ljubisa Brnjos with all the members
of the Church Executive Board of St. Petka, Orlando

Photos from the SERBFEST 2013

RAISING OF THE DOME AND CROSS OF THE NEW CHURCH IN ORLANDO

Saturday, May 11, 2013 was a day to remember for the faithful of the St. Petka Church in Orlando, Florida. Exactly two years after construction on the new church began many Orthodox faithful from Central Florida and other areas gathered to attend the liturgy and the blessing and raising of the main dome and cross for the new church.

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Patriarchal PASCHA Encyclical 2013

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2013 +IRINEJ
By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church:
grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

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CELEBRATION OF SAINT PETKA

On Sunday, October 30th, was celebrated our Venerable Mother Paraskeva - Petka. Holy Liturgy was served by Archpriest Stefan Zaremba and Father Ljubisa Brnjoš. Hosts were Branimir and Aleksandra Markovic, with their family.

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SERB-FEST 2011 - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

A New Missionary Parish in charlottesville, virginia

On Saturday September 24th on the holy day of the Venerable Theodora; Venerable Sergius and Germanus a great historic event happened for the Serbs of Charlottesville...

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CELEBRATION for the beginning of the raising roof construction at feast of the dormition of the holy theotokos

On 28th August, the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos this Sunday, the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the church of St. Petka was served by His Grace Mitrofan, Bishop of Eastern-Ameirican Diocese...

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THE BEGINNING OF NEW SCHOOL YEAR

The beginning of the new school year at St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church has been scheduled for September 4th, 2011...

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Main church slab is finished

On Saturday, July 30th, at the church of St. Petka the main slab is built. It was also the start of the part of the building construction that we are going to use for worship ...

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CHURCH OF THE SAINTS APOSTLES CELEBRATED THEIR PATRON SAINTS

On Sunday, July 17th, in Atlanta was officially celebrated Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, patron-saints of this parish...

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A JOYOUS AND HISTORIC BEGINNING AT ST. PETKA CHURCH IN ORLANDO

Sunday February 20, 2011 was a joyous and historic day for St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church of Orlando, Florida...

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END OF SCHOOL YEAR AND DIPLOMAS

On Sunday 12th June, the feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, we completed another wonderfull school year in the church school of St. Petka.

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the regular session held in Belgrade from May 16-27, 2011.

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PATRIARCHAL PASCHA ENCYCLICAL 2011

 

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2011.
IRINEJ, by the grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church - to all the clegy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!

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SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY IN ST. STEPHEN CHURCH ON MARCH 13, 2011 AT 5 PM

On March 13, 2011 at St. Stephen Orthodox Church in Longwood, we are going to serve Pan-Orthodox Vespers...

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FESTIVAL IN NORTH PORT

Serbian Crown performed on Serbian Food Festival in North Port, FL on March 5, 2011...

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VISIT OF BULGARIAN VICEPREMIER TO ST. PETKA CHURCH

On Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, Vicepremier of Bulgaria visited Central Florida and also St. Petka Church...

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FOLK FESTIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG

Serbian Crown performed on Folk Fest in St. Petersburg on February 12, 2011...

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DEMOLITION OF THE OLD CHAPEL STARTED

On Thursday, February 10th, we started with demolition of old chapel...

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THE CELEBRATION OF SAINT SAVA

On Sunday, January 30th, 2011 we celebrated our greatest Saint and Guardian that is Saint Sava...

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SPECIAL ASSEMBLY OF ST. PETKA SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH DEDICATE TO THE BUILDING OF THE NEW CHURCH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

 

It is our honor to invite you to a special meeting of parish to be held on Sunday, September 12th, 2010...

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THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

The beginning of the new school year at St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church has been scheduled for August 22nd, 2010...

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ST. BASIL OF OSTROG SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN GREENSBORO CONSECRATED

On Sunday, May 30th, 2010 in Greensboro, NC blessed was the St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church. This event was attended by approximately fifty parishioners from Orlando.

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CELEBRATION OF HOLIDAY ABOVE ALL HOLIDAYS – EASTER FESTIVITIES IN ORLANDO

Just like in the years past, on the grounds of St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church this year too we celebrated holiday above all holidays – Easter.

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photos of the Easter
photos of the Great Week

END OF SCHOOL YEAR AND GRADUATION CEREMONIES

On Sunday, June 23rd, 2010, inside St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, we handed out diplomas to all the children which attended classes during the past school year.

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photos from the ceremony

PREPARATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION STARTED

On Saturday, March 20th, we started with works on preparation of objects and rooms around the church...

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PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY AT ST. PETKA CHURCH

On March 10, 2010 at the St. Petka Church we served the Presanctified Liturgy along with all the priests from Orlando and the surrounding area.

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ORTHODOX CONVERSATION ABOUT THE GREAT LENT

The Executive Board of our St. Petka Church organized a Lenten dinner with a gathering and a conversation about the Great Easter lent on March 13th.

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ST. PETERSBURG DEANERY MEETING AT THE ST. SAVA PARISH IN ST. PETERSBURG

On March 12 and 13 at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, a Clergy Confession and Meeting of this Deanery were held.

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OUR PARISH PARTICIPATED AT THE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY IN CLEVELAND

Last weekend in the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Parma, OH the annual assembly of our Diocese was held...

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COUNTY MEETING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHURCH

On Monday, March 1st, in the Building Department of Seminole County, where our church belongs, a meeting between Seminole County and our Church Board members was held...

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St. Sava Celebration

On Sunday, January 24th at the St. Petka Church, we celebrated the first Serbian Archbishop, St. Sava.

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On Friday, February 19th, we started Folkore Dance Group for adults. Everybody who wants to learn to dance Serbian folklore dances and like gathering, dancing and singing are welcome to come. The practices are every Wednesday on 7PM.