Mayor of Chicago Proclaims Saint Sava Academy Day

Mayor of Chicago Proclaims Saint Sava Academy Day

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CHICAGO, IL- The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, has officially proclaimed January 27th, the feast day of the revered Serbian patron saint of education and culture, as Saint Sava Academy Day in Chicago in recognition of the school’s work and for its contributions to the community.

The Mayor’s proclamation also noted that Saint Sava Academy is “the only full-time elementary school in Chicago offering dual language education in both Serbian and Russian languages,” “offers a safe community where students are able to express their culture and religious beliefs,” and “sustains an Orthodox faith-based education that provides students a strong spiritual compass both inside and outside the classroom.”

Leaders of Holy Resurrection Cathedral and Saint Sava Academy warmly welcomed the Mayor’s proclamation.

“The Mayor’s proclamation of St. Sava Academy Day is a very important and deserved recognition for our school, and an honor for our whole community, and I would like to thank our Academy Administration and Board of Trustees for their work which led to this decision,” said the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean.

Marko Bojovic, Academy Principal, added: “I am truly grateful to Mayor Emanuel for proclaiming January 27th as ‘St. Sava Academy Day’ in this wonderful City of Chicago.  I also thank our Cathedral clergy, Academy Board of Trustees, faculty and staff for working as one unified team in achieving the mission of St. Sava Academy and for meeting the needs of our students. Our students have yet another reason to be proud of their school.”

Reverend Dr. Vasilije Vranic, priest in charge of the Cathedral’s educational programs, noted the historical significance of the proclamation.

“Sts. Sebastian of Jackson, Mardarije of Libertyville, and Nikolaj of Zicha organized the parishes of the Serbian Orthodox Church as ‘church-school congregations.’ Looking at the example of St. Sava, the first archbishop of Serbia, they recognized the indispensable role that Orthodox-based education, rooted in our culture and traditions, ought to have in the life of our communities on this continent. This proclamation confirms and attests that indeed our efforts in perpetuating the legacy of our great spiritual ancestors through our parochial school and other educational programs are bearing a noteworthy fruit. We are grateful to Mayor Emmanuel for his support,” Fr. Vasilije Vranic said.

Founded in 2001, St. Sava Academy is the dual language parochial school at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral offering a dynamic PreK-8 education.

Click HERE for the complete text of the Mayor’s proclamation.

 

Градоначелник Чикага прогласио 27. јануар Даном Академије Свети Сава

Градоначелник Чикага г. Рам Емануел је званично прогласио 27. јануар, дан када се прославља омиљени српски светитељ и заштитник просветних и културних установа, Даном Академије Свети Сава у Чикагу као признање за рад школе и њен допринос широј заједници.

У Градоначелниковом проглашењу је такође констатовано да је Академија Свети Сава “једина основна школа у Чикагу која нуди целодневно двојезично образовање на српском и руском језику,” да “нуди сигурно заједништво где деца могу да изразе своју културу и веру,” и да “одржава програм образовања утемељен на Православљу који деци даје чврст духовни оријентир како у учионици, тако и ван ње.”

Представници чикашког Саборног Храма и Академије Свети Сава су топло поздравили градоначелникову одлуку.

“Градоначелниково проглашење Дана Академије Свети Сава је веома важно и заслужено признање за нашу школу и част за нашу целу заједницу, и волео би да се захвалим администрацији и управи Академије за сав њихов рад који је довео до те одлуке,” рекао је протојереј Дарко Спасојевић, старешина Храма.

Директор Академије, Марко Бојовић, је додао: “Заиста сам захвалан Градоначелнику Емануелу због проглашења 27. јануара Даном Академије Свети Сава у овом дивном граду Чикагу.  Такође се захваљујем свештенству Саборног Храма, школској Управи, наставницима и особљу на заједничком раду ради остварења мисије Академије Свети Сава и испуњавање потребе наше деце.  Наши ђаци имају још један разлог да буду поносни на своју школу.”

Свештеник задужен за надзор образовних програма Саборног Храма, јереј др. Василије Вранић, је истакао важност проглашења у историјском контексту.

“Свети Севастијан Џексонски, Мардарије Либертивилски, и Николај Жички организовали су парохије Српске Православне Цркве овде као ‘црквено-школске општине.’ Угледајући се на пример Св. Саве, првог архиепископа српског, препознали су незамењиву улогу које правословно образовање, укорењено у нашој култири и традицији, би требало да има у животима наших заједница на овом континенту.  Ово проглашење је потврда и сведочанство да заиста наши напори у одржавању наслеђа наших великих духовних предака кроз нашу парохијску школу, и друге образовне програме, рађају значајан плод.  Захвални смо Градоначелнику Емануелу за његову подршку,” рекао је о. Василије Вранић.

Основана 2001. год., Академија Свети Сава је двојезична парохијска школа при Саборном Храму Светог Васкрсења Христовог у Чикагу која нуди динамичан васпитно-образовни програм од предшколског до VIII разреда.

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