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St. Varnava

Saint celebrated

Saint celebrated

The Rev. Peter Bodnar participates in a service honoring St. Varnava in Merrillville. In the foreground rests an icon of the Gary-born saint.

November 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Saint celebrated

Saint celebrated

The Rev. Marko Matic, of St. Sava Serbian Church, offers an icon for veneration while holding a cross for 5-year-old Elania Alekseev, of Hobart, after the vesper service honoring Saint Varnava, of Gary, the first Serbian American-born saint. The celebration was Friday at the church in Merril…

November 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Gary had impact on Varnava's life

Gary had impact on Varnava's life

MERRILLVILLE | As St. Varnava was honored Thursday during a service at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, the Rev. Thomas Kazich explained how living in Gary impacted the saint.

November 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Serbian church to honor Gary-born St. Varnava

Serbian church to honor Gary-born St. Varnava

From his childhood in Gary to his death in Yugoslavia, St. Varnava always protected his faith and was dedicated to a Christian life. St. Varnava is the first American-born Serbian to be proclaimed an Orthodox saint, said the Rev. Thomas Kazich, who also is a Gary native.

November 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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