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

  • 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
  • Pan-Orthodox Clergy & Pan-Orthodox Gallery
    On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Fr. Corneliu Andrasco generously hosted a regular meeting of Orthodox priests in Windsor, Ontario. At the meeting it was decided to resume the inter-orthodox activities, and the program of inter-orthodox vespers and liturgies during the Great Lent period was established, … 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

  • 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
  • Stefan Dobrich has been recognized by the Governor General of Canada for his achievement of “All Canadian Athlete”! To qualify, athletes need to retain an average of 80% while playing … Read more
  • A new book by Dr. Marinel Mandreš of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario entitled “A Memory Reclaimed, a Commission Fulfilled: Serbs and Romanians during Canada’s First National Internment Operations … Read more
  • On Sunday, September 24, the Golden Age Club held a BBQ at the Serbian Centre. Over 50 members and supporters gathered to enjoy ćevapi,, ražnići, salads, and desserts. Thanks to … Read more
  • Blažo Radanović celebrated his 95th Birthday after church on Sunday, July 16th with choir members, Kumovi, friends and parishioners! Everyone sang Happy Birthday and Mnogaja Ljeta. As the most senior … Read more