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St George Choir Slava

Carmichaels, PA - The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels was consecrated in 1954. The parish Slava is celebrated each year on May 6, St. George Day. The St. George Choir Slava is November 16, the Renovation of the Church of St. George.

The Divine Liturgy was held on November 16, 2015. The parish celebrated the Choir Slava with the blessing of the Slava Kolac and Koljivo on November 22, 2015. Living and departed choir members were remembered during the service.

The St. George Choir members are faithful in singing responses throughout the year. The St. George Choir sings in church every Sunday. Choir members sing during Great Lent and on feast days.

Members of the choir sing at baptisms, weddings, funerals and memorial services. The choir is heard regularly on the weekly parish radio program which is broadcast locally and on the internet throughout the year.

Sonia Janson serves as the Choir Director. Choir members include Assistant Director Andrea Janson, Mildred Bezjak, Paulette Radock, Djelosh Milosevich, Anna Mae Knezovich, Ludwig Miscovich and Frank Menhart. Dr. Ivko Dimitric joins the choir on occasion.

The St. George Choir is inspiring in addition to being dedicated. Many lives are affected and benefit from the choir’s singing. The Slava each year is a time to appreciate and celebrate the choir’s presence and contributions.

The Slava dinner and program were held in the church hall following the Divine Liturgy on November 22, 2015. The program included remarks from the Choir Director and Executive Board members as well as readings from writings of St. Nikolai (Velimirovic).

Program participants included Sonia Janson, Stan Brozik, John and Felecia Wiliamson, Andrea Janson, Stojan Raulic, Joseph Romanchak, Frank Menhart, Paulette Radock, Richard and Linda Porter, Djelosh Milosevich, Mildred Bezjak and Aaron Carson.

The Slava celebration was very well attended. Program participants were enthusiastic. The St. George Choir is deeply appreciated within the parish and by visitors.

Thank God for the dedication of St. George Choir members. Thank God for the willingness to give of themselves for the celebration of the Divine services to the glory of God.

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