St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
WELCOME to our St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana. Our parish and church-school organization was founded in 1911, in East Chicago, Indiana. In 1980, our dedicated members and parishioners erected a new magnificent church in Schererville, IN. Our parish priest is the V. Rev. Dobrivoje V. Milunovic. The interior of the church is beautified by the Serbo-Byzantine style frescoes painted by Mr. Miloje Milinkovic.
Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday services on feast days begin at 9:00 a.m. Vespers on Saturdays start at 6:00 p.m. Church School begins every Sunday following Holy Communion. You and your family are more than welcome to join us!!! We have a wonderful Bishop Stefan Lastavica Choir, Circle of Serbian Sisters, Church School, Serb National Federation Lodge #171, Chetniks, Tromedja folklore organizations, and our Halls of St. George which is the most spectacular banquet facility in the Northwest Indiana area.
Monday-Tuesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday-Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary of Egypt - 5th Sunday of the Great Lent
On April 1, 2012 we celebrated the 5th Sunday of the Great Lent which is dedicated to St. Mary of Egypt. St. Mary teaches us a special lesson on the true meaning of repentance. In her earlier years, she did not live a Christian life and made some very bad choices. Our children in church school learned that making bad choices can happen to any of us, and that these bad choices only take us further from God and sometimes we even forget Him. When St. Mary realized her sins and that God was not pleased with her, she spent the rest of her years in the desert fasting, prayer, fighting temptations, and asking God for forgiveness. We also need to remember that when ask God to forgive us for our sins, we need to change our ways and try not to make those same mistakes and become better Orthodox Christians.
The children were asked to write down what they have learned from the Great Lent so far, as we have encouraged all of our children to regularly pariticpate on this lenten journey so that they can truly learn why the Great Lent is so important. Thank you for bringing your children! There have been some children who have not missed one Sunday, which is worth every good praise.