St. Sava Boston Weekly news & updates
August 14th, 2020
Sunday School Reopening Plan
Today (August 14th) is the last day fill out this very brief survey to share your thoughts as St. Sava plans to reopen our Sunday School. This will take about a minute of your time. The results of this survey, combined with the regulations of the local government and input from our diocese will enable us to make a plan for the the 2020/2021 school year. This is for start of the Fall semester. As the situation evolves in the coming months, so will we.

СРЕЋАН И БЛАГОСЛОВЕН ПОЧЕТАК ГОСПОЈИНСКОГ ПОСТА!
HAVE A BLESSED DORMITION FAST!
Пост у част Пресвете Богородице
Лик Свете Дјеве посебно се разоткривао народу Божјем још у Старом Завету праобразима: у Лествици Јаковљевој, Купини неопалимој, у чудесном пролазу Јевреја кроз Црвено море, у сасуду са маном, у Гедеоновом руну, а на крају пророк Исаија предсказује: Ето, девојка ће зачети, и родиће сина, и даће му име Емануил (Ис. 7, 14). Због своје непроцењиве улоге - Рођења Господа нашег Исуса Христа Спаситеља нашег, Пресвета Владичица Богородица одувек је посебно поштована, а Црква јој је богомудро, као израз поштовања, подарила Успенски (Госпојински) пост који претходи празнику Њеног Успенија. 
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The Dormition Fast
The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. We find a clear reference to the Dormition fast in a conversation of Leo the Great from around the year 450 A.D. "The Church fasts are situated in the year in such a way that a special abstinence is prescribed for each time. Thus, for spring there is the spring fast ]—the Forty Days[Great Lent; for summer there is the summer fast... [the Apostles' fast]; for autumn there is the autumn fast, in the seventh month [Dormition fast]; for winter there is the winter fast [Nativity fast]." 
Story time/Приче за децу
Dear all,
Our dear parishioner, Lana Balach, has started an initiative dear to our hearts, reading to our youngest parishioners. We are looking for volunteers who would join her efforts. Please record yourself, or your young readers, reading your favorite books in both Serbian and English, and submit your recording to parishoffice@stsavaboston.org by Thursday, to be published in Friday's newsletter.
Thank you in advance!
Our Community Announcements
If you have family news you would like to share with our community, please submit your listing to parishoffice@stsavaboston.org by Thursday in order to be published in our weekly news on Friday.
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Недеља 10. по Духовима

И кад дођоше к народу, приступи к Њему човек клањајући Му се, И говорећи: Господе! Помилуј сина мог; јер о мени бесни и мучи се врло; јер много пута пада у ватру, и много пута у воду. И доведох га ученицима Твојим, и не могоше га исцелити. А Исус одговарајући рече: О роде неверни и покварени! Докле ћу бити с вама? Докле ћу вас трпети? Доведите ми га амо. И запрети му Исус; и ђаво изиђе из њега, и оздрави момче од оног часа. Тада приступише ученици к Исусу и насамо рекоше Му: Зашто га ми не могасмо изгнати? А Исус рече им: За неверство ваше. Јер вам кажем заиста: ако имате вере колико зрно горушичино, рећи ћете гори овој: Пређи одавде тамо, и прећи ће, и ништа неће вам бити немогуће. А овај се род изгони само молитвом и постом. А кад су ходили по Галилеји, рече им Исус: Предаће се Син човечији у руке људске; И убиће Га, и трећи дан устаће. И невесели беху врло.
10th Sunday after Pentecost

And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful.