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Title: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Altar Server on July 10, 2009, 09:45:44 PM
Use the new or old calander
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: simplygermain on July 10, 2009, 10:32:57 PM
Old Calendar - unanimously atleast as far as I know. I'm on the west coast in the U.S. There may be some parishes that have been absorbed into the church from Western Rite Orthodoxy that maintained the New Calendar if that is what they were on, like ROCOR.
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Altar Server on July 10, 2009, 11:27:04 PM
Thanks :) and sorry about the mispelling in the subject line


btw: I don't know if it makes a diffrence but I'm in the diocese of New Gracanica :)
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: simplygermain on July 10, 2009, 11:33:19 PM
Oh...misspelling...I thought you had intention to poison the Serbs or something. :D :-[


Is that near the Diocese of Encyclopedia Britannica?? ??? :D

Title: Re: Does the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Altar Server on July 10, 2009, 11:38:23 PM
also known as the Diocese of Midwestern America :)
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 11, 2009, 12:26:35 AM
btw: I don't know if it makes a diffrence but I'm in the diocese of New Gracanica :)

My parish is a New Gracanica church, but there are even overlapping Serbian jurisdictions in our country.

Also known as the Diocese of Midwestern America.

This is where you would be wrong.  This is a different diocese.  The history is complicated, but I think it is related to a schism over communism, which has since been healed, but the separate diocese remain in overlapping territories.  What a mess!  Not quite as neat and clean as the Latin church's organization.  But what we lack in organization, we make up for in our Orthodoxy!

Everything at our church is in English, so that's a plus.  Occasionally there are some parts in Slavonic, but usually only if another Serbian parish is visiting ours.  Our parish is mostly a convert parish; actually I know of no ethnic Serbs in our parish.

The only ethically Orthodox are a couple of Russians, maybe one Greek and a big group of Ethiopians.  They have all been chrismated over from the Oriental church, but I doubt if any of them even really know the difference.
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Altar Server on July 11, 2009, 01:18:11 AM
ah okay
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: simplygermain on July 11, 2009, 01:22:54 AM
don't let our disorganization stumble you...you go ahead and go to the parish you can get to. Your in God's hands now. the Serb Church is my first choice and I've been around due to relocating a bunch of times...Hospitality and Love I've seen from the parishes I've been at, Man! Good stuff. ;D
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Robb on July 12, 2009, 12:50:42 AM
btw: I don't know if it makes a diffrence but I'm in the diocese of New Gracanica :)

My parish is a New Gracanica church, but there are even overlapping Serbian jurisdictions in our country.

Also known as the Diocese of Midwestern America.

This is where you would be wrong.  This is a different diocese.  The history is complicated, but I think it is related to a schism over communism, which has since been healed, but the separate diocese remain in overlapping territories.  What a mess!  Not quite as neat and clean as the Latin church's organization.  But what we lack in organization, we make up for in our Orthodoxy!

Everything at our church is in English, so that's a plus.  Occasionally there are some parts in Slavonic, but usually only if another Serbian parish is visiting ours.  Our parish is mostly a convert parish; actually I know of no ethnic Serbs in our parish.

The only ethically Orthodox are a couple of Russians, maybe one Greek and a big group of Ethiopians.  They have all been chrismated over from the Oriental church, but I doubt if any of them even really know the difference.

Your church wouldn't happen to be the convert mission on Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO?  Is that the one that was founded by Fr Pasius who had a bookstore associated with the St Herman Brotherhood?  I heard they entered the Serbian Church so I guess I heard right.
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Eugenio on July 12, 2009, 01:23:32 AM
For us non-Serbs: What's a "New Gracanica" church?
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: simplygermain on July 12, 2009, 01:55:04 AM
Altar Server, If it is the one mentioned above (associated with the St. Herman Brotherhood) you are in for a treat I would suppose. I've gone to two mission parishes (eugene, Or. and Reno, Nv.) associated with this monastery and have found a warmth of spirit like I've never seen anywhere else - my experience is quite limited though within the world of Orthodoxy.
But as for me, I am so happy to have found the companionship I have within the Serbian church. Our Bishop Maxim is very young for a bishop and he has brought a spry, delightful energy to our diocese.

For us non-Serbs: What's a "New Gracanica" church?
It covers the mid-west and hails from the Monastery in Illinois. 
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: stashko on July 12, 2009, 05:06:23 AM
All srbs are old calendar....Thank God....Gracanica Monastery is in third lake either grayslake ill or gurnee Ill.Route 45..between washington St.and Grand Ave....if your taking Grand Ave west from 294 you go south on 45..
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: simplygermain on July 12, 2009, 08:02:10 PM
Thank you Stashko.
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: JHP17 on July 12, 2009, 09:59:08 PM
"For us non-Serbs: What's a "New Gracanica" church?"

Gracanica (Serbian: Gračanica, pronounced Grachanitsa) is a Serbian Orthodox Monastary located in Kosovo. it was founded by Serbian King Stefan Milutin in 1321. here is the link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra%C4%8Danica_monastery.

The New Gracanica Monastery is based in Chicago. The complex houses a scaled down replica of the Gračanica monastery in Kosovo. here is the link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Gra%C4%8Danica_Monastery

Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: stashko on July 12, 2009, 10:13:57 PM
picture church.....(http://www.newgracanica.com/images/monasteryImages/m-spolja3.jpg)  seminary  (http://www.newgracanica.com/images/monasteryImages/m-dvor.jpg)
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 12, 2009, 11:01:30 PM
Your church wouldn't happen to be the convert mission on Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO?  Is that the one that was founded by Fr Pasius who had a bookstore associated with the St Herman Brotherhood?  I heard they entered the Serbian Church so I guess I heard right.

That's the one.
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 12, 2009, 11:02:22 PM
The New Gracanica Monastery is based in Chicago. The complex houses a scaled down replica of the Gračanica monastery in Kosovo.

Actually, I believe that it is a 'scaled up' replica.  It is larger than the one in Serbia.
Title: Re: Dose the Serbian Orthodox church ?
Post by: Eugenio on July 12, 2009, 11:44:42 PM
Alveus Lacuna, I've visited that convert mission on Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO. It's St. Mary of Egypt.

http://blog.stmaryofegypt.net/

It's wonderful place! Very warm people. I'd love to go visit again some day.