On Sunday, October 16, the Circle of Serbian Sisters (KSS) of St George Serbian Orthodox Parish celebrated their Krsna Slava. This celebration occurs annually in honor of their patron saint, the Most-Holy Mother of God on the feast of her protection.
This feast, “Pokrov” in Slavonic, hearkens back to an appearance of the Mother of God at Blachernae Church in the 10th century. During an all-night Vigil, in the midst of a crowded church, the Mother of God appeared above the people with outstretched arms holding a veil, as though she were protecting the people. Seeing her in glorious radiance, St Andrew asked of another witness, “Do you see how the Queen and Lady of all is praying for the whole world?”
At our parish, the KSS takes care of our whole community through prayer, worship, stewardship and love. They are leaders in the church and, through the prayers of the Mother of God, will continue to offer their gifts to all!
The day was marked by a beautiful Divine Liturgy followed by the cutting of the Slavski Kolac and a joyous meal. May God grant the KSS of St George many, many years!