From August 24th to 25th, St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia hosted it's first, and hopefully annual, summer camp for the children of the parish. This camp's first-year innagural theme was "Rejoice O Virgin", and it focused on the feasts of the Theotokos and the important role the Most Pure Virgin has in the salvation of mankind.
Father Milorad Orlic lead the children in opening prayer each day, and lessons were taught by Father, Popadija and church school 2nd and 3rd grade teacher Allison Sikirica. The lessons for the first day focused on the Nativity of Theotokos and the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple. Crafts and junior choir practice were held following lessons. The choir is currently practicing Marija Slavna and O Pure Virgin Lady.
Day two focused on the Feast of the Annunciation and the Dormition of the Theotokos. The children practiced the Serbian Alphabet and did a lesson on Archangel Gabriel in Cyrillic. The kids loved playing "Orthodox Jeopardy" and asked to play it more often in church school.
Lenten meals were provided by the participating parents and popadija. It was wonderful and educational time for all those who attended.