Celebrate New Gracanica Monastery Slava – Wednesday, October 14

Apr 2, 2018

Join United City Church for a Memorable and Spiritual Event

Welcome to United City Church, a community that values faith and beliefs. We are delighted to invite you to join us in celebrating the New Gracanica Monastery Slava on Wednesday, October 14. This special occasion holds significant cultural and spiritual importance, and we are honored to share it with our community.

What is the New Gracanica Monastery Slava?

The New Gracanica Monastery Slava is an annual celebration that commemorates the consecration of the New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake, Illinois. Slava is a Serbian Orthodox Christian tradition where each family or church celebrates their patron saint. For the New Gracanica Monastery, the Slava is dedicated to the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos.

A Day of Spiritual Reflection and Harmony

This celebration brings together members of the Serbian Orthodox community and beyond, fostering unity, spiritual growth, and cultural exchange. It is a day of deep reflection, prayers, and gratitude for the protection and guidance of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Program Highlights

Morning Prayer Service

Start your day with a soul-nourishing prayer service at 8:00 AM. Join our clergy and fellow worshipers as we offer our devotion to the Most Holy Theotokos. The serene atmosphere of the New Gracanica Monastery provides the perfect setting for this sacred gathering.

Divine Liturgy and Procession

Experience a moving Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM, celebrated by our esteemed clergy. The Divine Liturgy represents the pinnacle of Orthodox worship, and during this service, we commemorate the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. After the Liturgy, we will embark on a solemn procession around the monastery grounds.

Cultural Exhibitions and Traditional Cuisine

Immerse yourself in Serbian culture through exhibitions showcasing traditional arts, crafts, and rich history. Discover the customs and traditions that have been passed down through generations. Indulge in a delectable feast of authentic Serbian cuisine, where flavors and aromas will transport your taste buds to the heart of Serbia.

Cultural Performances and Music

As the day progresses, get ready to be enthralled by captivating cultural performances, folklore dances, and melodious music. Experience the vibrant energy of Serbian folk traditions and let the music uplift your spirit. It is a celebration that blends faith, culture, and community into a harmonious experience.

Don't Miss this Unforgettable Event

We cordially invite you, your family, and friends to be a part of this joyous celebration at the New Gracanica Monastery on Wednesday, October 14. Join United City Church as we come together to honor our faith, celebrate our heritage, and strengthen our bonds as a community.

Remember to mark your calendars and spread the word, as this event promises to be a memorable experience. Let us unite in reverence and celebration on this auspicious day. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this special occasion at the New Gracanica Monastery Slava.

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