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Christmas

Christmas

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
I wish you all a most blessed Christmas and Happy New year with the joyous greetings Peace of God! Christ is Born! The Vigil on Christmas Eve on Jan. 6th will begin at 7 PM and The Divine Liturgy on Christmas day on Jan. 7th will begin at 10 AM, followed by festive lunch. This year we shall have several Orthodox priest from Orange County serving with me on Christmas day! They are coming to support us and let us show in great number to celebrate this glorious Feast.

When: January 7, 2017
Where: 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

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Skadarlija Night Dinner and Dance

Skadarlija Night Dinner and Dance

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Enclosed, please find a flyer concerning the Skadarlija night to be held on Saturday Nov. 19th. All the information is in the enclosed flyer. I kindly ask to post the enclosed flyer at your face book and share it with your friends and email. Most especially I ask you to send in your reservations as soon as possible so we know for how many people to prepare food for that evening. Since Advent season is approaching this will be the last dinner dance for this year. With Boban and Vukasin we shall have a great music night!
Looking forward to seeing you all!

With love in Christ,
Fr. Blasko

When: November 19, 2016
Where: 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

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Serbian / European Food Festival

Serbian / European Food Festival

Bring your family and friends to enjoy this unique dining experience – the best in homemade Serbian and European food and pastries.

When: October 2, 2016 | Noon – Evening
Where: 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

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Church Slava

Church Slava

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Hereby you are invited to our Church Slava to be held on Sunday September 18th at our Church facility. The Divine Liturgy will start at 10 AM followed by the blessing of Slava’s cake, festive banquet, program by Dance group Dunav and music provided by Boban Marjanovic and Vukasin Jelic Orchestra. The banquet menu will include: grass fed beef from Montana, some side dish, Russian salad, green salad and deserts. I kindly ask you to RSVP as soon as possible to tell me how many of you are coming to the Slava and the Banquet so we know for how many people to prepare food. All other info. you can read it in the enclosed flyer. If anyone would like to make Slava’s cake and wheat for slava, please let me know as soon as possible. Thanking you in advance and
Looking forward to seeing you very soon!
With love in Christ,
Fr. Blasko

When: September 18, 2016
Where: 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

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Parish Education Week-End: Prayer and Family Life

Parish Education Week-End: Prayer and Family Life

Guest Speaker: Father Morris, Abbot of Saint Gregory Palamas Greek Orthodox Monastery of Perrysville, Ohio.

When: September 16, 17 & 18, 2016
Where: Saint Mark Orthodox Church, 17840 Sky Park Cir, Irvine, CA 92614

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Great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As you know it this Sunday on August 28th is a great feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. Please prepare your self and your children to receive Holy Communion like every Sunday and most especially on Feast days. The Divine Liturgy will start at 10 AM followed by a special lunch – Serbian BBQ which will include chevapi, pljeskavica, kobasica i pirlog krompir/riza povrce and desert. The price for Adults $10.00 per person, Teens $5.00 per person and children 10 and under free. Gary and Narandza will do a presentation of the Holy Pilgrimage in Serbia (Studenica, Kosovo, Ostrog) held last July and John Vukasovich and Lana Milton will do a presentation about the pilgrimage to Alaska from last week. Both presentations will be done with pictures of those holy places. Bring your Family and friends. I kindly ask you to let me know how many of you are coming, so we know for how many people to prepare food. The main ingredient is a prayer. YOUR PRAYERS! Looking forward to seeing you all!
I wish you all a most blessed feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos.
With love in Christ,
Fr. Blasko

When: August 28, 2016 | Noon – Evening
Where: 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA


Preserve the Sacred Grounds of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery

Preserve the Sacred Grounds of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery

A page entitled “Preserve the Sacred Grounds of Saint Anthony’s Monastery” has appeared on Facebook, calling attention to the proposed construction of over 200 new houses in the immediate area of the monastery which would greatly disrupt the quietude of this spiritual center, founded by and the home of the Athonite elder Ephraim, former abbot of Philotheou. A petition has also been started, which can be signed here.

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PRESERVE THE SACRED GROUNDS OF SAINT ANTHONY’S MONASTERY

A developer is proposing drastic changes to the zoning and land usage for parcels of land IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT to Saint Anthony’s Monastery. These changes would have a dramatic and significant negative impact to Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery. It would also be a dramatic negative impact to all the local residents and out-of-state visitors who attend services there, to all the families who have relatives buried in the cemetery, and to everyone who currently enjoys the tranquil and graceful nature of the Monastery.

An image showing the overall proposal, as well as a detailed look at the impact immediately adjacent to the Monastery.

The proposed development is truly a drastic change:

  • Over 200 new houses are to be developed on land north of the Monastery, including the area immediately adjacent to the Monastery Cemetery
  • A new road is to be built extending from Paisano Road, then running in between the two Monastery hills, immediately at the base of the Prophet Elias Chapel, then very close to the cemetery. As this would be the only access road to the 200+ houses, traffic and noise would be greatly increased.
  • The noise, traffic, housing, music, animals, etc. would bring a dramatic change to the whole community, disturbing not only the Monastery but the neighbors as well.
  • The natural habitat and wildlife would be impacted by a big new development as well, disturbing several rare plant and animal species in the area.

YOUR URGENT ACTION IS REQUESTED! Public meetings are already scheduled for the coming week!! Please sign the petition immediately!

The petition simply asks the local authorities to leave the zoning of these properties unchanged. The purpose of zoning laws is to provide long-term expectations for property owners on how the land in their neighborhood is intended to be used. This allows people to plan and build in a manner appropriate to the existing neighborhood. The proposed new development represents a drastic change to current zoning usage and would have a strongly negative impact on the local community.
The petition also asks the Bureau of Land Management and the Arizona State Land Department simply to leave the usage of these properties unchanged. These agencies must approve any changes to the land usage where the developer wants to build the new road, since it passes through lands controlled by those agencies.

YOUR ACTION IS REQUESTED! Please sign the petition!

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Abbess Aemiliane talks “Mere Orthodoxy”

Abbess Aemiliane talks “Mere Orthodoxy”

Abbess Aemiliane and Sister Ignatia of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina from Union Bridge, visited The Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church after Vespers. Abbess Aemiliane gave a talk on “Mere Orthodoxy” and answered many questions from the faithful.

When: May 18, 2016 | 7:00PM
Where: Parish Center @ 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

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Kevin Allen interviews Abbess Aemiliane of the Sacred Monastery of St. Nina about her miraculous rescue in Kansas City when a Sky Walk came crashing down on the public on July 17, 1981.


Istochnik Choir at wedding in Irvine

Istochnik Choir at wedding in Irvine

Istochnik Choir performed at a wedding at Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA.

When: May 7, 2016 | 3:00pm
Where: Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA

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Pascha Celebration 2016

Pascha Celebration 2016

Come and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Serbian food and dancing.

When: May 1, 2016 | 12pm – 7pm
Where: Parish Center @ 2148 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

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