Thursday, October 11, 2018


Father Dragoljub (Dennis) Pavichevich
Photo: Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral / Chicago

Aleksandra's Note:

I learned the shocking and crushing news on a Sunday morning, through a post on Facebook. All week, those of us who knew Father Dennis Pavichevich, the beloved parish priest at St. Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church in Brookfield, IL, have had to deal with the devastating news that Father Dennis passed away in the early morning of Sunday, October 7, 2018. He and his wife Protinica Jovanka had just returned home from a wonderful trip of a lifetime to their homeland - Serbia, Hercegovina, Montenegro... I cannot even imagine what his family is going through at this time and what a shock it was... My heart breaks for them.

Father Dennis was unique. He was so ALIVE, all the time. He was a true Man of God, a true Serbian and American patriot, and he was much loved. It is a huge loss for all who knew him. There will not be another like him, that I know for sure.

Sometime in the coming days, I'll be posting a personal tribute to Father Dennis here on this website dedicated to General Draza Mihailovich. It is the appropriate place, for Father Dennis was Draza's namesake.

All I'll say for now is this:

Some deaths are expected.

Some deaths are shocking and unexpected.
Some deaths are heartbreaking.

Father Dennis can be sure of one thing: His memory will remain eternal. And he will remain forever alive in our hearts.

Aleksandra Rebic
October 11, 2018


Funeral Arrangements for Fr. Dennis are as follows:

Friday, October 12, 2018

3:00-9:00 PM - Visitation
7:00 PM - Pomen at St. Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church, 4301 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois 60513

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9:00 AM - Memorial Divine Liturgy and Priest’s Funeral Service (approximately 10:30 AM) at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N. Redwood Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60631

Burial will follow at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois 60048

Dacha at St. Nikola Church in Brookfield.


Тешка срца у великој тузи објављујемо упокојење у Господу нашег вољеног свештеника, о. Дениса Павићевића. Тихо је прешао у вечни живот, у зору 7. октобра.

Вјечнаја Памјат!
Информација за сахрану:

Петак, 12. октобар у цркви Св. Николе од 3-9 сати увече.

Помен у 7 сати увече.

Субота, 13. октобар у Саборној цркви Св. Васкрсења у Чикагу.

Свете Литургија у 9 сати ујутро.
Опело у 10:30 сати ујутро.

Погреб на манастирском гробљу Св. Саве у Либертивилу.


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