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Church plans to honor saint

January 31, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church will honor St. Sava, the patron saint of the Serbian people, at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church located at 528 N. Fourth St.

The celebration was rescheduled from last Sunday due to the weather.

Following services, the celebration will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the church's Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way, Weirton.

Dinner will follow a short service involving cutting the patron saint cake. The highlight of the day will be the children's program in honor of the patron saint of Serbian Orthodox schools and education following dinner.

St. Sava lived in the 13th century and was the youngest son of the Serbian ruler. He ran away from his father's royal court to become a monk, and eventually became the first archbishop of the independent Serbian Orthodox Church. He did much to organize and improve religious, educational and cultural life among the Serbian people.

All are invited to the services, dinner and program. A free-will offering will be taken.

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