New Saints of America

Saints Sebastian and MardarijeThe annual Diocesan Days of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America officially begins tomorrow at St. Stevan’s Cathedral in Alhambra, California. This year’s celebration will also include the canonization of St. Sebastian of Jackson and San Francisco and St. Mardarije of Libertyville, two missionaries and teacher and enlighteners in the early history of the Serbian Church on this continent.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will officiate at the liturgical celebration together with many other hierarchs from Serbia, Serbian hierarchs from the East and Midwest, together with Orthodox hierarchs from the pan-Orthodox community. It will be a unique event in the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church here.

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