St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

St. George Choir Slava
Sunday November 14, 2004

The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church Choir celebrated its patronal feast on Sunday November 14, 2004 with prayers offered for the living and departed members at the Divine Liturgy.

The feastal bread and memorial wheat were blessed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. The festal dinner and program followed in the Church hall.

Sonia Janson serves as Choir Director. Andrea Janson is Associate Director. Aaron Carson was honored Kum for the festal celebration.

At the dinner program speakers included Andrea Janson, Executive Board President Stan Brozik, Executive Board Vice-President Dr. Ivko Dimitric, Kum Aaron Carson and Father Rodney Torbic.

Mr. Carson is a student at Geneva College. He is enrolled in the Orthodox Late Vocations Program. In addition to singing in the St. George Choir, Mr. Carsonís Church involvement has included serving as a counsellor at Shadeland Camp for a summer and assisting with parish day camps.

Mr. Carson has completed considerable research on the Robena Mine Explosion in which thirty seven men lost their lives. He presently is researching the 1959 strike against Jones and Laughlin Steel.

The contributions of the St. George Choir are immeasurable. The Choir sings at the weekly and festal Divine Liturgies, at baptisms, weddings and funerals.

The St. George Choir is heard each Sunday on the parish weekly radio broadcast reaching out to travelers, those at work, the homebound, those in care and nursing homes, rehab centers and jails and prisons.

Recently with the help of Tom Hunter, the Choir complete a compact disc of the Divine Liturgy and this has served as an additional outreach effort touching the lives of many.

The St. George Choir is greatly appreciated by parishioners. The St. George Choir enriches the hearts and souls of many people near and far.

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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