Very Rev. Archpriest Luka Novakovic
A graduate of St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade and the Moscow Theological Academy, Fr. Luka began his service to the Church in 1988, when he was tonsured a reader, and would go on to work under the patronage and direction of three Serbian Patriarchs, defending his Master’s and Doctoral theses at theological institutions in Oxford and Rome.
Immediately after his diaconal ordination in November 1989, Fr. Luka began to his diaconal service in the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade, Serbia, of which he became the rector after is priestly ordination in January 2007. Starting in December 2009, he served as rector of St. Luke the Apostle Church. At the same time, he taught theology, and fulfilled his obediences as head librarian of the Patriarchate Library and secretary of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Court, and was the chancellor of the Serbian Patriarchate.
Since July 2017, Fr. Luka labored at St. Nicholas Monastery in North Ft. Myers, FL, and in October 2019, assumed rectorship of St. Michael Church in Philadelphia. His son followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from theological seminary in the U.S. and currently studying at the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Theological Institute in Moscow.
2020 Parish Council Officers
President: Nadine Sokoluk
Vice President: Suzanne Veres
Treasurer: Debbie Barth
Assistant Treasurer: Gail Shast
Assistant Treasurer: Charles Staso
Recording Secretary: Kenneth Koscinski
Controller: Gregory Shast
Assistant Controller: Joel Patrick
Assistant Controller: Justine Paul
Tatiana Saverino Sarris
Gregory P. Kauriga
President: Suzanne Veres
Vice President: Justine Paul
Treasurer: Katrina Ardan
Secretary: Tatiana Veres