During the upcoming weekend of October 10-11, 2009, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of Boston celebrates the consecration, or blessing, of its new church. A new iconostasis, an icon screen in front of the altar, will be unveiled this weekend. The 13-foot iconostasis, made of solid walnut, was meticulously hand carved over the course of three years in
In 2005, the parish of St. Sava purchased the church building of the former Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church located at 41 Alewife Brook Parkway in
The weekend’s services will be lead by four bishops, His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of the Libertyville-Chicago Metropolitanate of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America, His Grace Bishop Mitrofan of the Eastern American Diocese, His Grace Bishop Longin of the New Gracanica-Midwestern Diocese, His Grace Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabrobosanska Metropolitanate, Bosnia, and St. Sava’s own pastor, Very Reverend Father
The unveiling of the iconostasis will be celebrated on Saturday with a Vigil Service at 5 p.m., followed by a free dinner reception, where all are welcome. The following morning at 9 a.m., the Consecration services will take place, followed by the Divine Liturgy. At 1 p.m., a special banquet will be held in the church hall, for which a reservation will be required.