CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER AND CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN PITTSBURGH AND ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA WITH SERBIAN
Pittsburgh, 8 January 2011 –Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine, together with the Hon. Branko
Terzic, member of the Privy Council and his wife Judith, attended Christmas
divine liturgy January 7 at the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan
of the Eastern America Diocese and Rev. Rajko Kosic, the cathedral dean. Their
Royal Highnesses were enthusiastically greeted by hundreds of faithful in front
of the Church.
The previous day Their Royal Highnesses attended the
procession and traditional Christmas Eve burning of the Yule log ceremony at St.
Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. There a large
procession of parishioners was led by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of the Eastern
America Diocese and the parish priest V. Rev Stepan Stepanov. A reception and
program followed with children of the parish performing songs and dances from
Serbia for the Royal couple.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown
Princess Katherine were then guests of honor at a dinner hosted by Dr. Robert M.
Friedlander, Chairman of Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
During their two days stay in Pittsburgh, Their Royal
Highnesses met with prominent members of Serbian Diaspora, such as Ms. Cissy
Rebich , General Manager of Serb National Federation, gave interviews to Serbian
and United States media and met with numerous citizens of Serbian descent living
in this area.