Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 was the Tradesmen Slava, the Three Hierarchs. A tradesman is a skilled manual worker in a particular trade or craft. Your electrician, general contractor, air conditioning technician, the framer, the block mason, the slab guy, the dry wall guy, the plumber and many more that I have not mentioned. We have all used a tradesmen at one time or another. Serving in the Alter was Fr. Dragan Zaric and Fr. Jovan Todorovich.
The Three Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity refers to Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom.They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they are also known as the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers. The three are venerated as Saints in Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicism and other Christian churches.
Divine Liturgy was served by Father Dragan Zaric and Father Jovan Todorovic.The Blessing and cutting of the Slava Kolac took place in the church hall after Divine Liturgy. A delicious luncheon was served by our Kolo. This year's Slava Kumovi were Branko and Sharron Balic with Peter Mulin accepting to be next year's Slava Kum. We had a nice turn out of parishioners who stayed and enjoyed the luncheon with friends, family and Kumovi.