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Saint Sava Monastery Launches Website

As part of the preparations of the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America for the upcoming celebration of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this July 14 – 16, 2017, the Diocese is pleased to announce that a new, official website ( for Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville has been launched today.

The monastery which was founded and built by Saint Mardarije and houses his holy relics will be the main venue of the upcoming celebration.

“We are very pleased that Saint Sava Monastery, as an endowment of Saint Mardarije to our faithful on this continent, as a place where Saint Nikolai of Zhica prayed and celebrated the Divine services, as a place of pilgrimage and prayer for many Orthodox Christians, and as a place which is in the hearts of many of our parishioners and youth, now has a permanent presence on the Internet where more people will be able to learn about its history, our rich Orthodox Tradition, and the upcoming celebration of Saint Mardarije,” said His Grace Bishop Longin.

Information about the upcoming celebration will be posted to the monastery website in the coming weeks as plans are finalized.


source:  PaTRAM Institute, Tiburon, California – December 26, 2016


Talented conductors expect simple and concrete things from a master class: lots of quality podium time and meaningful feedback. In a uniquely designed format, the Advanced Conducting Master Class – to be held from June 21st through June 25th, 2017offers just that with a professional chamber choir serving as the students’ practice instrument under the guidance of a dedicated teacher and mentor.

“We are thrilled to present this unique experiential program in Chicago. Dr. Peter Jermihov is counted among the finest Orthodox choir conductors in the world. Those attending his PaTRAM master class will be immersed, inspired and mentored in the fine art of choral conducting by an infinitely gifted maestro,” says Alexis V. Lukianov, Founder and Chairman of the PaTRAM Institute.

Maestro Jermihov is a student of the legendary Russian teacher—Il’ya Musin and continues the precepts of the Russian School of Conducting in his own conducting and teaching. He has guest-conducted such internationally acclaimed choirs and orchestras, as Cappella Romana, Gloriae Dei Cantores, Moscow & St. Petersburg State Academic Chamber Choirs, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra, and many others. He appears regularly as a guest-conductor, clinician, and master teacher in universities across America and is the Founder and Artistic Director of the St. Romanos Cappella with which he concertizes and records newly composed works for Orthodox worship and historical masterpieces from the Christian East and West. Maestro Jermihov has served as an Orthodox chanter and choir director in multiple jurisdictions since age 14.

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Friday January 6 2017 – Бадње Дан – Eve of the Nativity of Christ

New Gracanica

8:00AM Royal Hours

9:00AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

5:00 PM Christmas Eve Vigil, Blessing of Badnjak, Traditional Meal in Hall

St. Sava Libertyville

6:00 PM Christmas Eve Vigil, Blessing of Badnjak

Saturday, January 7 – Божић – The Nativity according to the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

New Gracanica

10:00AM Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

St. Sava Libertyville

4:00AM Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Sunday, January 8 – Сабор Пресвете Богородице, Други дан Божића – Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos, Second Day of Christmas

9:00AM Matins

10:00AM Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Monday, January 9 – СВЕТИ АРХИЂАКОН СТЕФАН, ТРЕЋИ ДАН БОЖИЋА – Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen, Third Day of Christmas

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Blessing and Cutting of Slavski Kolach before and after Liturgy

Мироточива икона с Хаваја у нашој епархији / Myrrh-streaming icon from Hawaii in our diocese

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The Wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

On Tuesday, December 27th, the Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will be at the Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville, 32377 N Milwaukee Ave. , Libertyville IL 60048, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

On Thursday, December 29th, the Myrrh-streaming icon will be at the New Gracanica Monastery, 35240 W Grant Ave., Third Lake IL, 60046, from 9:30am to 12:00pm

У уторак, 27ог децембра, Мироточива икона Пресевете Богородице ће бити у Манастиру Светог Саве у Либертивилу од 18:00 до 19:30.

У четвртак, 29ог децембра, Мироточива икона ће бити у Манастиру Нова Грачаница од 9:30 до 12:00 сати.