Gracanica Community Festival 2024

Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church

Windsor, Ontario

Our Serbian Community roots in Windsor and Essex County go back to the turn of the last century. There were very few immigrants from the homeland; they had come mainly from the areas that were still under the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the remnants of the Ottoman Empire occupation. Those early immigrants settled in the Detroit and Windsor area.

Many more Serbs came to North America after WWI and especially after WWII. Today’s Serbian community was also significantly enlarged during the recent fall and separation by the Republics of Communist Yugoslavia. Canada again became a home for many people that were expelled from their homes and our community gained a significant number of Serbian people.

Latest Posts

  • June 1, KSS 86th Slava
    Dear Brothers and Sisters,  Join us in celebration of our 86th KSS Slava on June 1 at the Serbian Centre. This year we are honoured to celebrate our Slava with our 86th Kuma, Đuja Kričkić. We are all very thankful for Đuja’s contributions to our … Read more
  • Easter Message from Bishop Mitrofan and Fr. Vladimir
    A Message from Bishop Mitrofan Нека васкрсне Бог и нека се расеју непријатељи његови и нека бјеже од лица Његовог они који га мрзе (Пс. 67, 1)Пред Васкрс, 2024 Драга браћо и сестре, Овим пророчким речима Псалмопојца Давида Свете Црква отвара Пасхалну службу, на јутрењу, … Read more
  • Solemn Celebration Of The Sunday Of Orthodoxy
    ТОРЖЕСТВЕНО ПРОСЛАВЉЕНА НЕДЕЉА ПРАВОСЛАВЉА У прву недељу Часног поста, Недељу Православља, 24. марта 2024. године, у цркви Успенија Пресвете Богородице – Грачаници, свечано је прослављена Недеља Православља. Прослава је почела изјутра Литургијским сабрањем којим је началствовао свештеник Владимир Вранић, а на којем је молитвено учешће … Read more

The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.

Source, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroe, MI

Latest Posts from the Community

  • Exhibit runs to Mid October, 2024 The Serbian Heritage Museum of Windsor, the only recognized Serbian Museum in North America, is blessed to have been a part of the S.S.F. … Read more
  • We are thrilled to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Maja Jelich, who is graduating from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Biological Sciences and a … Read more
  • S.S.S. Gračanica is so very proud of Dane, Logan, Marko & Nikola for their dedication to our parish! Whether singing in Church or on stage or volunteering in the community, … Read more
  • Congratulations to Anne Dube for receiving the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes her 15 years of volunteer service in an official capacity with the Serbian Heritage Museum although … Read more
  • Dr. John Cappucci, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Assumption University, Windsor’s Roman Catholic University, visited Gracanica on January 18, 2024 in honour of Christian Unity Week. Fr. Vladmir Vranic warmly welcomed … Read more
  • It was 1927 when Dusan and Jelena Pavlov (nee Maric) left Saravale Romania in search of a better life in Canada. Western Canada needed farm labourers and the people from … Read more