We cordially invite you all to the Pan-Orthodox Canonization of Saint MARDARIJE of Libertyville and All-America, to be held in Libertyville, Illinois, July 14-16, 2017.
We invite all parishioners and all Orthodox Faithful in our area to attend this momentous event in the life of our Holy Church.
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The life of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America
Born in village of Kornet, Ljesani County, in Montenegro, on November 2, 1889, to pious parents Petar and Jela Uskokovic, he was baptized in his village church dedicated to St. George and received his baptismal name Ivan. His mother was from the well-known Bozovic family. Both of his parents were well respected in their community holding the office of leadership and particularly his father was a captain of their clan.
Considering his parents’ status, young Ivan was sent to further his education, first in Rijeka Crnojevic, Cetinje, and then in Belgrade, Serbia. While in Belgrade, young Ivan advanced his childhood desire to serve God and the Church, and so from there he headed to monastery Studenica where after a short period of novice life he gets tonsured to monasticism having received the name Mardarije. With the decision of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, now young Hierodeacon Mardarije is sent to Russia where he spent twelve years (1905-1917).