On the Seventh Sunday after Pascha, parishioners of St. Sava Church in Seattle celebrated their Patronal Feast Day- Transfer of the Relics of St. Sava. Episcopal Dean, Very Rev. Vidoslav Vujasin from Portland served the Divine Liturgy together with parish priest Rev. Zoran Aleksic. After reading of the Holy Gospel, addressing the faithful, Fr. Vidoslav spoke of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus and about our role in the Church as God’s chosen.
Festive Liturgy was attended by Orthodox faithful from Seattle and few families from Portland who came for Slava celebration with their priest. After the traditional Slava Procession around the Church, the prayer for the departed founders and stewards of the Church was read, and then Fr. Serafim from the Church of Holy Protection from Seattle blessed and cut the Kolac (Slava Bread) wishing everyone blessed and happy Slava. The Slava Kumovi, Nenad and Branka Vujic, with their children Tajana and Daniel, have prepared a festive and delicate Slava lunch for everyone.
This joyful and sunny day in Seattle was embellished by performance of the orchestra and choir of the youngest participants of the Church School, as well as the parish folklore group “Bozuri”. After the program, Svirci, a bend from our parish, played a selection of traditional Serbian songs until late afternoon and contributed to the remembrance of this day for a long time.