Slava - Patron Saint of the Family 1

Slava – Patron Saint of the Family

THE SERBIAN SLAVA Most non-Orthodox Christians, with very few exceptions, celebrate the day of their birth in a non-religions, non-liturgical manner, usually placing it second in importance to their Christmas and, often, higher than their Easter. Orthodox Christians seldom give their birth date more than a passing notice. For the Orthodox, the “personal feast day” […]

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Surnames

With most of the old site functions restored, we roled out a new feature that used to be for SGS members only. The surname database, which we are populating as we speak, will contain a lot of information such as: Surname and alternative spelling, Background information; alternative spelling, etymology, migration information, Slava's; if applicable the […]

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