Bishop Maxim arrives in Australia
His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America arrived yesterday in Sydney as a special guest. Bishop Maxim came to the fifth continent as a special guest of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, actually as the lecturer at the forthcoming seminar of the Serbian priesthood in Sydney.
Immediately upon arrival His Grace Bishop Maxim visited Sydney's Lazarica at which are the headquarters of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. The distinguished guest was welcomed by officers of the diocesan office and the brotherhood of Lazarica. The head of the church, protopresbyter-staurophor Miodrag Peric, served the doxology and the welcoming speech was held by His Grace Bishop Irinej.