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Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates 100th Anniversary


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Serbian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh. St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church incorporated on the South Side in 1906 merged with St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in 1961 to form Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Maxwell Drive, Whitehall.

Holy Trinity will mark the anniversary with Serbian Orthodox Heritage Weekend in Pittsburgh, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-5. A schedule of events follows:

Friday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m., music and dancing with the George Klipa Orchestra at the American Serbian Club on South Side. There will also be a pictorial display.

Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. there will be Vesper Services at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Sunday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m., Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Sunday, Nov. 5, at 12:30 p.m. an Anniversary Banquet will take place at the Bradley House, 5239 Brownsville Rd., Baldwin.

Parishioners, former parishioners, family, friends and community residents are welcome to attend the events. Tickets for the Anniversary Banquet are $40 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Holy Trinity at 412-882-3900.

“From the time the first Serbian people arrived on Pittsburgh's South Side, they have worked together and joined together to preserve their heritage. With a deep and abiding commitment to their faith, they overcame strife, the Great Depression, cramped quarters, and other challenges,” said Fr. Rajko Kosic, Holy Trinity pastor.


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