Eparchial (Diocesan) News
We turn to you in this most difficult hour for all peoples of Australia, a time when every soul "mourns and suffers" due to the great and horrific tragedies which have befallen our Continent. Fires and floods, these dread natural disasters, have consumed over two hundred innocent lives. Many have been hurt and countless lamentable and suffering individuals are left without a roof over their heads. Persons, who have endeavoured their entire lives to establish the basic needs for their children and to secure a peaceful end to their own lives, now have lost absolutely everything.
Metropolitanate of Dabro-Bosnia of the Serbian Orthodox Church is annoyingly surprised and resentful at the newest attack on its property, which was illegally dispossessed by the communist regime, and the surprise and resentfulness is greater because it is being done by those who were supposed to and are expected to help in returning the seized property.
Agreement on the division of the property at Prud , and later in Banjaluka, the government officials made the decision about a repartition of the dispossessed property of the SOC.
His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America made an archpastoral visit to the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Boston on Sunday, January 25, 2009 on the occasion of their Church Slava. Bishop Mitrophan officiated at the Divine Liturgy assisted by the host priest V. Rev. Aleksandar Vlajkovic and local clergy. Following the cutting of the Slava Kolach the bishop attended the parish's annual St. Sava Day Program.
After a completion of the service of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and paraklesis dedicated to Holy Belgrade first martyrs Hermylusand Stratonicus , and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia and His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno with associates visited the Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology, as well as the clinic for rehabilitation Dr Miroslav Zotovic in Sokobanjska street , in Belgrade.
His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan,
Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America came to St.George Serbian Orthodox
Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on the Eve of Theophany, Sunday, January
5/18, 2009 to celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, serve the Great
Blessing of the Water and to Bless the nearby Monongahela River located within
view of the St.George Church.