Father Dennis Pavichevich (Dragoljub Pavicevic) began his theological studies at Saint Sava Seminary in Belgrade, Serbia. He returned to the United States after two years and completed his undergraduate studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science in 1972. Graduating from Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1975 with a Master of Divinity degree. He is well versed in the Christian Orthodox faith.
Father Dennis's first parish was at Saint George in Schererville, Indiana, where he helped build the church itself as well as a parish home. While at his second parish with Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra, California, Father Dennis led a large Eucharistic revival while establishing an adult Bible study program that took place within parishioners' homes. Following Saint Steven's, Father Dennis served at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago where he helped establish a full time parochial school -Saint Sava Academy. Father Dennis came to Saint Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church in December of 2012, and we are very blessed to have him.
Having raised five children, Father Dennis is familiar with the trials and tribulations of modern life and man's spiritual struggles. He is a sport enthusiast who has taken our parish children to Northwestern University basketball and football games! He spends time in the study of the antebellum South, Serbian Medieval History, World Conservative Politics, and the American Civil War. His favorite historical personalities are Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and General Dragoljub "Draza" Mihajlovic (for whom he is named). He likes to read the works of Njegos and William Faulkner.
Father Dennis holds service every Sunday blending Serbian and English in his weekly Divine Liturgy. Father Dennis is an educated, honest, and humble man and priest who is down to earth and very easy to talk to. He is available for questions and concerns at the following e-mail and phone numbers: