Serbian Orthodox Church
The Very Reverend Stavrofor Vasilije Sokolovic
October 16, 2005
by Fr. Rodney Torbic
On August 25, 1970, The Very Reverend Stavrofor Vasilije Sokolovic was ordained to the
Holy Priesthood at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.
Father Sokolovic is the forty-second clergyman in his family dating back to the sixteenth
century to the time of the Serbian Patriarch St. Makarije, the first in the line of the
succeeding forty two Sokolovic clergy.
This year Father Vasilije's father, the Priestmartyr St. Budimir (Sokolovic)
was canonized by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Father Vasilje Sokolovic served the St. George Church in Carmichaels from October 1970
to May 1975. Father Sokolovic is well remembered by the parishioners of the St. George Church
and he and his family maintain regular contact with the parish.
Father Sokolovic and his wife Protonica Zorine returned to the St.George Church in 2004
to participate in a wedding and in the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of the Consecration
of the St. George Church.
Following his service at the St.George Church, Father Vasilje served the Holy Resurrection
Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville, Ohio and the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of
On Sunday October 16, 2005, Very Reverend Stavrofor Vasilije Sokolovic was honored with
a reception at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Cleveland for his thirty-five years
of service in the Holy Priesthood.
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