By God’s providence, with the blessings of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and His Grace Bishop Gregory of Hercegovina, and by the effort of good people, our Serbian Orthodox parish of St. Archangel Gabriel in Richmond Hill, ON received the relics of the Holy New Martyrs of Prebilovci.
This remarkable gift and a blessing from the Lord will remain permanently at our parish church.
We invite you to come join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in venerating the holy relics of those that died for the Faith in Christ. Holy Liturgy will begin at 10AM, during which the adoration of the holy relics will take place. Agape will follow the Holy Liturgy at our church hall.
A terrible crime took place in 1941 in lower Hercegovina (Bosnia and Hercegovina today). Entire Orthodox Christian villages were wiped out. No one was spared: men, women, children, the elderly and infirm. They were killed simply for confessing the Orthodox Christian Faith and refusing to renounce Christ. The cruelty of the crimes surpasses anything seen in the history of mankind.
The martyrs of Prebilovci, saints of Christ, will be with us to protect us and intercede for us before the Lord through their prayers.