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“Christ the True Light: The Light of Christ in the Church
and the Light of Christ in the World”


His Grace, Bishop Mitrophan, The Eastern American Diocese and Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio consider it an honor and privilege to host the 20 th Triennial Church Assembly/Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America


The Sabor will open with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Invocation of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.. All Sabor deliberations should conclude by Thursday, August 13, with the evening banquet. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.


All events, meetings, sessions, meals and banquet will be held at Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church, 4669 Applegrove Street., NW North Canton, OH 44720.

Directions from Akron-Canton Airport (5 miles)

Directions from Cleveland Hopkins Airport (54 miles)


Each participant to the Sabor is required to complete the credentials form and return it with a registration fee of $200.00 per person in U.S. Funds made payable to “2009 Sabor” and mailed to Saint George Church 4669 Applegrove Street., NW North Canton, OH 44720 Attention: Cathy Krupko.


The $200.00 registration fee for each participant is generally paid for in advance by the church or organization being represented. As in previous years, these funds are used to pay some of the expenses incurred in preparing for the Sabor.
The fee also covers all meals, including the banquet. However, it does not cover transportation and lodging.


Everyone must make their own hotel reservations directly with a hotel. Hotel information for the Sabor is included in this mailing. It is IMPORTANT that you make your hotel reservation early to receive the discounted rate.


The tentative schedule is enclosed with this mailing. Registration Check-in is scheduled for Monday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. at George Church. All pertinent information, portfolios, etc. will be available at the time of registration.


The Sabor Banquet is scheduled for Thursday evening, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint George Parish Social Hall. Banquet tickets are included in the registration fee.


For those flying into CAK—Canton/Akron Airport, all major car rental agencies are located at the airport.


If you have any questions concerning the 2009 Sabor, please call the Saint George Church Office from 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (330) 494-7888 or if urgent, the Sabor Hotline 626-249-1550.


Information regarding the 2009 Sabor with regular updates on planned events is available to you by visiting the official website for the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America at

We are honored to host the 20th Triennial Church Assembly/Sabor and are looking forward to seeing you in Canton. We will try to make your stay a pleasant one. Have a safe and pleasant trip! God be with you!

In Christ the Lord,



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