A Celebration in Honor of
His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
on His 25 Years of Service
in the Eastern American Diocese
and His Election as Bishop of Canada
Saturday, August 13, 2016
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, 10 AM
Reception & Testimonial Banquet
to follow at the St. Elijah Serbian Center
This year marks His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN’s 25th Anniversary as Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America. It also marks a new milestone as he leaves the Eastern American Diocese for his new duties as Bishop of Canada. The clergy and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese are invited to thank His Grace for his years of faithful service as our Archpastor, and to wish him Godspeed as he assumes his new duties in Canada at this service and banquet in his honor.
Banquet Tickets are $60 per person and MUST be ordered no later than August 1.
Order by Credit Card or Bank Draft at:
Or by mailing a check payable to “Serbian Orthodox Diocese” to:
D. Baskot, 1704 Vermont Ave., West Mifflin, PA 15122
Visit the Diocese web site www.easterndiocese.org for more information
It is with great pleasure that the Diocesan Council of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, on behalf of the clergy and faithful of the Diocese, invites you and all the members and friends of the Diocese to participate in a testimonial service and banquet in honor of our Archpastor, His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan, on Saturday, August 13 in Aliquippa, PA.
This testimonial is being given by the Diocese in honor of His Grace’s 25 years of faithful service as Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America. At the same time, it is also a farewell event as His Grace prepares to leave to assume his duties as the newly-elected Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada.
Since becoming our bishop in 1991, Bishop Mitrophan has served with great energy and effectiveness both as a spiritual father to his flock and as an able administrator. He has also published several books and numerous articles, and is dean and professor at the St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois.
For all these reasons we wish to honor and thank His Grace for his self-sacrificial ministry of love and guidance over these many years, and to wish him well and Godspeed as he answers the call to bring his many talents and to continue his ministry in the Canadian Diocese.
The testimonial will begin with the greeting and vesting of the bishops and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving at 10:00 AM at St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, 2200 Irwin Street, Aliquippa, PA. A reception will immediately follow at the adjacent St. Elijah Serbian Center, with the testimonial banquet beginning at 1:00 PM.
Banquet tickets are $60 per person and must be ordered in advance. No tickets will be sold that day, and seating is limited. Tickets may be ordered in the following ways:
ONLINE (Preferred) by CREDIT CARD or BANK DRAFT:
Access the following site on your browser: https://secure.etransfer.com/SvLuka/HonorHisGrace.cfm
Fill in the information requested, including a credit card or bank account number.
That web site also allows for giving a gift in honor of His Grace for those who wish.
Send your check made out to “Serbian Orthodox Diocese” for $60 for each ticket requested, together with your name and address and the names of those for whom tickets are being ordered to:
Bishop Testimonial Banquet, c/o D. Baskot, 1704 Vermont Ave., West Mifflin, PA 15122
Tickets MUST be ordered no later than August 1.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Pittsburgh Airport at $99 per night. Mention Bishop Dinner August 2016 or Serbian Orthodox Diocese for this special rate. Call the hotel at 412-788-8800 or Marriott Reservations at 800-228-9290 or online by July 22 for this special rate.
For more information contact Millie Radovick (412-999-1877; firstname.lastname@example.org), DeeDee Baskot (412-287-6249; GiftsGalore499@aol.com), or from July 5 to August 7 at Shadeland Camp: 814-587-2627. Or see the Diocese web site: www.easterndiocese.org for full details.
For the Diocesan Council,
Very Rev. D.C. Malich Milan Mrkal
Episcopal Deputy Council Vice-President
Source: Eastern American Diocese