KSS SLAVA CELEBRATION – SEPTEMBER 14 –
Our ladies of the Kolo Srpskih Sestara will celebrate their Slava, Mala Gospojina, on September 14. Won’t you please plan to attend?
Circle of Serbian Sisters (Kolo Srpskih Sestara)
KRSNA SLAVA CELEBRATION
Sunday September 14th
As their name might suggest, the work of the Circle of Serbian Sisters flows much like the unending shape of a circle. Whether in the old Country, the United States, or anywhere else in the world, the Chapters of the women's association work tirelessly in service to their parish communities.
Our local Circle of Serbian Sisters organized 101 Years ago, is one o the pillars of our church community Their tireless fund -raising efforts have helped preserve our beautiful church and grounds. Their shining examples of volunteering and devotion to the church help preserve our traditions and encourages us all to do what we can to be better Serbian Orthodox Christians.
PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT AND COME IN CHURCH TO CELEBRATE THEIRS AND OURS "KRSNA SLAVA"
We would be grateful if you bring some cakes.
КСС СЛАВА - 14. СЕПТЕМБАР -
Наше даме Кола Српских Сестара ће прославити своју Крсну Славу, Малу Госпојину, у Недељу 14, септембра. Молимо вас планирајте да присуствујете.
КОЛО СРПСКИХ СЕСТАРА
Недеља Септембар 14
Као што им и само име говори , рад Кола српских сестара тече слично и непрекидно у облику круга. Да ли је то у отаџбини, Сједињеним Америчким Државама, или било где другде у свету, заједница Удружењa Сестара неуморно ради у служби својим парохијским заједницама.
Наше локално Коло Српских Сестара, организовао је скоро више од 101 годину , и једно је од стубова наше црквене заједнице. Њихово неуморно прикупљање средстава и напори су помогли да очувамо нашу лепу цркву и њене основе. Њихови блистави примери добровољног рада и оданост цркви помажу у очувању наше традиције и подстичу нас да урадимо што можемо да будемо бољи Православни хришћани. Зато вас, молим да се потрудите и дођете у цркве на ову Прославу њихове и наше "Крсне Славе".
МОЛИМО ВАС, УЧИНИТЕ НАПОРИ ДОЂИТЕ У ЦРКВУ НАПРОСЛАВУ ЊИХОВЕ И НАШЕКРСНЕ СЛАВЕ
Били би смо вам захвални ако би сте донели неке колаче.
The First Kolo Established in the United States!
Milan and Darinka Mrvicin, with their children, came to Cincinnati from Kikinda, Yugoslavia in 1910. Knowing the important work that the Kolo Sisters had done in his homeland, Milan Mrvichin organized the ladies of the St. George Serbian Church in Cincinnati in a similar fashion. The first Kolo organized in the United States, the Kolo was chartered by the State of Ohio in 1911. Darinka Mrvichin was elected the first President in 1912. The Sisters chose as their patron saint Mala Gospojina (Nativity of the Holy Virgin).
From its inception, the Circle of Serbian Sisters, or Kolo Srpske Sestara (KSS) has been the backbone of the St. George Serbian Church, the supporting effort needed to accomplish the great things which have been accomplished in Cincinnati’s rich 99 year history. To quote from a historical article in the National KSS 40th Anniversary Commemorative Book in 1986, “…..Over the years, the (Cincinnati) Circle has purchased utensils and supplies for the church kitchen , donated monetarily to the church on special occasions such as Slava, Christmas, Easter and whenever a need presented itself, furnished the Sunday School with necessary supplies, promoted and supported the Federation’s Summer Children’s Camps, and sponsored monthly covered-dish dinners to earn monies to continue its work. These dedicated Sisters, at the same time, were Church members, sang in the Choir and taught Sunday School.”
Below is a partial list of some of the Sisters who have held offices during these 97 years. Our thanks to Katherine Zavisin, who joined the KSS in 1927, for this historical information.
Darinka Mrvichin Darinka Surenok Boyana Pavlova
Kovinka Kosanovich Emelia Glesen Militza Stoyin
Katherine Zavisin Viola Stayin Rose Baker
Dorothy Isaac Danica Kaprish Sophie Grujin
Zora Dragichevich Maria Pjanic Violet Palkovich
Helen Tyirich Katherine Palkovich Ilich Kata Nikolich
Elaine Snyder Kathy Babich Louise Miladinov
Jennie Pjanic Angelina Grigorieff Helen Glesen
Natalie Fowler Faye Dragon Jasmina Jovic
Mirjana Popovich Mirjana Djokovic Nancy Helbich
Jeannette Djokovic Milena Pjanic Davenport Asta Mishurda
In more recent times, the ladies of the KSS have continued working in the very same way to support the church, especially during the fundraising efforts for the New Social Hall built in 1996. Since that time, the ladies of the KSS have donated more than $15,000 to the Church.
The Sisters of Mala Gospojina Chapter look forward to continuing the dedication that was established for them more than 97 years ago. They will succeed in the future as they have succeeded in the past.
2013 KSS Officers
President: Dr.Jasmina Jovic
Vice President: Lidija Petrovic
Secretary: Nancy Helbich
Treasurer: Mirjana Djokovic
KSS National President, Mirjana Andjelkovic, and Midwest Region President, Slavka Fager, visited the very first KSS organized in the U.S., “Mala Gospojina,” of St. George Church in Cincinnati, Ohio for the celebration of their Slava in May, 2006.They were welcomed by the then-KSS President, Jeannette Djokovic; Church President, Cedomir Djokovic; and Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Petar Petrovic, along with all their KSS members and church parishioners.
The Presidents’ visit was to honor and celebrate Mrs. Katherine Zavisin who, at 96, is the oldest living Kolo member in the U.S. KSS “Mala Gospojina” was established in 1911, and Mrs. Zavisin became a member in 1927.
In recognition of Mrs. Zavisin’s long years of service to her church and KSS, Mirjana and Slavka presented her with a GRAMMATA from His Grace, Bishop Longin, and two beautiful icons from the National KSS.
An Honorary Member of “Mala Gospojina,” Mrs. Zavisin now lives in a retirement community. Her daughter, Elaine Snyder, and son, James Zavisin, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren were on hand to share in her delight at her honor. She is truly an outstanding example of the work and dedication of charter members of KSS and has our appreciation and gratitude for her commitment.”
Helga Nikolic (Sept. 14, 2007)