St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

Vidovdan Program
July 5, 2005

The Seventh Annual Vidovan Program was held at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on June 26 following the Divine Liturgy. A dinner was prepared by the Circle of Serbian Sisters.

Kolo and Choir President Sonia Janson and Parish Nurse Practioner Millicent Mitzie Hunchuck greeted the parishioners and offered opening remarks.

Aaron Carson read the life of St. Lazarus from St. Nicholai's Prologue from Ohrid. Several readings followed from the book Kosovo Revisited.

George Ben Gapen read St. Nikolai's account of Kosovo in which Vidovdan was called the greatest Slava of the Serbian People.

Dr. Rade Dimtric did two readings in Serbian language. First he read

and then

Djelosh Jerry Milosevich read "The Downfall of the Serbian Empire. Andrea Janson read "The Kosovo Girl" and Susan Ralich Quick read "The Mother of the Jugovichi"

Father Rodney Torbic gave a talk "Thoughts on Kosovo 2005"

Sonia Janson reminded parishioners of the peonies planted at the Cross in the St. George Cemetery in memory of the martyrs of Kosovo.

Each year the parishioners of the St. George Church gather to remember the martyrs of Kosovo, past and present, with prayers, a dinner and program.

Fr. Rodney Torbic

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