Celebration of the Slava of the Society of the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian
On Sunday the 9th of November, the medical association in Auckland, New Zealand celebrated the feast of its patron saints Cosmas and Damian.
At the outset, Pharmacist Gordana Stojadinović welcomed all present. The act of ritual cutting of the Slava cake and consecration of wheat was conducted by Fr. Sava Antić. At the end of the prayer, and after the manner of our Holy Church, this year's hostess handed over a fourth of the Slava cake and an icon of SS. Cosmas and Damian to Dr. Milica Milovanović, who will be the hostess for next year.
After refreshments and Slava cake and wheat, all present listened to two lectures by Dr. Ljiljana Popović and Dr. Snežana Novaković-Djordjević.
After the lecture all the guests continued to socialize over dinner and conversation. We hope that the next year even more people will attend.