St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Church, Merrillville, IN, was established in 1914 in Gary, IN. Divine Liturgy Sundays 10am, Fr. Marko Matic officiating. Liturgical responses by Karageorge Choir. Sunday School starts after Holy Communion (around 11:15) until 12:15. Serbian School will be incorporated into Sunday School. Vespers served Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. Join us, everyone welcome! Folklore dance group and choir always accepting new members. Attend Sunday Luncheons after Liturgy, hosted by families or organizations, serving delicious homemade food and desserts.
South Wing SOCIAL CENTER NOW AVAILABLE for hosting social events, newly renovated and tastefully decorated. Showers, graduation parties, business meetings, Skup Svatova, wedding receptions, baptisms, birthdays, and retirements can all be accommodated. For more info, call (219)736-9191.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Sava Church hosted this year's Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers Service, Restoration of the Icons, sponsored by the NWI Orthodox Clergy Association. Presiding the service was Chancellor of the Chicago Greek Orthodox Diocese, Archbishop Demetrios., assisted by Dean Kartsimas. Guest speaker was Rev. Ted Poteres of Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral. Also serving were Rev. James Greanias, Rev. Aleksandar Novakovich, Rev. Dobrivoje Milunovich, Rev. Peter Bodnar, Rev. David Hudson, Rev. Sergei Alexeyez, Rev. Luka Lukich, Rev Ioan Ionita, Rev. Aleksandar Savich, and our own Rev. Marko Matic. Also in attendance were Rev. Evagoras Constantinides and Rev. William Bass. Special Thanks to the combined choir from local Orthodox Churches under the direction of Gene Adamczyk from St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church in Chesterton for the beautiful responses.
The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, this Sunday has been commemorated as the "Triumph of Orthodoxy." Read more about this day.