St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
530 77th Ave N St Petersburg FL 33702
/ St. Petka (Circle of Serbian Sisters)


“My soul magnifies the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. . .” (Luke 1:46-47)

Beloved and most cherished Sisters,

We offer our heartfelt congratulations on this meaningful jubilee, the 60th Anniversary of the founding of your Circle. As such we mark the efforts and endeavors of your ever-memorable founders, as well as you, their successors. It is truly the living history of individuals and your community, devoted Serbian Orthodox women, who through their as who through their commonality and unity sought to create, develop and sustain a parish Circle of Serbian Sisters at the St. Sava Church in St. Petersburg for their own and succeeding generations.

The creation of every parish is the creation of a new home, in every sense of the word: a place to raise your families and provide them with a sense of belonging to an old faith and culture under new circumstances by preserving from forgetfulness the old and emphasizing the new. Churches are built as a common home to provide places of worship. However, it is the faithful Circles of Serbian Sisters that make of a house, a home with their maternal warmth and sisterly hospitality.

May Christ, our true God, the Author and Lord of History and histories, in History and beyond all histories, through the prayers of the venerable mother, Saint Paraskeva-Petka, the first of our Serbian ethnos to have been revealed as a saint, to whom you have dedicated your Circle, grant you the strength to constantly move forward. May He fill your hearts with unimaginable joy at the time of this, your Diamond Anniversary and forever!

With archpastoral blessings and paternal love,

+ I R I N E J

Српска слога
Србин има једну мисо 
У срце му Бог уписо: 
Да он сваком добра жели, 
Да сироту не уцвели, 
Да дарује ко му тражи 
И бол свачиј да ублажи.
Само Србин нема слоге, 
Отуда му беде многе. 

Србин има прошлост славну 
Има веру православну,
Има језик – бисер сјајни, 
Има песму – ђердан бајни, 
Има памет – да царује, 
И вештину – да војује.
Само Србин нема слоге 
Отуда му беде многе. 

Србин има бистро око 
И брзину као соко,
Што науми учиниће, 
Што погреши поправиће, 
Свуда стиже, све постиже, 
Нико Богу није ближе. 
Само Србин нема слоге, 
Отуда му беде многе.

Ал' кад Србин стекне слогу, 
Милији ће бити Богу, 
И мајке ће у даљини, 
У Индији и у Кини, 
Својој деци говорити: 
- Желите ли срећни бити 
На Србе се угледајте 
Српском слогом заблистајте!

Church School is held Sundays after the Divine Liturgy

Црквена Школа се одржава недељом после Свете Литургије

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The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul 

Troparion — Tone 4

First-enthroned of the apostles, teachers of the universe: Entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, and to our souls great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 2

O Lord, You have taken up to eternal rest and to the enjoyment of Your blessings the two divinely-inspired preachers, the leaders of the Apostles, for You have accepted their labors and deaths as a sweet-smelling sacrifice, for You alone know what lies in the hearts of men.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Today Christ the Rock glorifies with highest honor The rock of Faith and leader of the Apostles, Together with Paul and the company of the twelve, Whose memory we celebrate with eagerness of faith, Giving glory to the one who gave glory to them!