Eparchial (Diocesan) News
The Serbian Orthodox Church has become richer by receiving a new parish, unique in that it is the only church in the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, where the official liturgical language is English.
His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served on Saturday, March 5th, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabro-Bosna in the Cathedral church of Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.
The President of the Government of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Aleksandar Dzombic with associates visited on Monday, February 28, 2011 Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje and Herzegovina and the Diocesan seat in Mostar.
On Friday, February 25, 2011, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej accompanied by Bishop George of Canada and Longin of Nova Gracanica-Midwestern America and its official follower protodeacon professor Dr. Stanimir Spasovic, visited St. Sava academy, parish house at Cathedral church of St. Ressurection of Christ in Chicago.
On Saturday, February 19th 2011, the Association "Serbian Chetniks of Australia" (SCA) from Sidney celebrated its first Patron Saint's Day (slava). After the model of the chetnik organization from the beginning of the 20th century, the SCA as its Patron Saint's Day celebrates the Meeting of the Lord and with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, administrator of the Diocese of Krusevac, served on February 16, 2011 the first Hierarchal Liturgy in a newly-established diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with the concelebration of the heugomen of the monastery of Grgeteg, archimandrite Dositej and a few priests and monks.
Source: Diocese of Krusevac