Eparchial (Diocesan) News
Homily of His Grace The Bishop of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand Kyr Irinej on the occasion of the burial of Serbian Prince Paul Karageorgevich and his wife, Princess Olga, and their son, Prince Nicholas
in Oplenac, 6th october 2012
In the name of The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit!
Truly dawn has risen above our land giving birth with it to the sun of righteousness and liberty! A new day hovering over an ancient landscape in which truth has once again shone forth in order to gather together that which was scattered and now returned in glory!
Welcome, long-suffering Prince! Right honourable and great Serbian Prince! Faithful Prince Regent! Honourable son of brave heroes and glorious descendent of the Royal House of Karageorgevich!
Princess Olga, dear daughter of the Greek and Danish Royal Houses and the Great Russian Imperial House of Romanov, welcome beside your cherished husband and our Prince that you may once again enlighten us with the grace of your beauty!
Welcome, together with your beloved son, Prince Nicholas, in your and our Serbia, in the land which has suffered by enduring the injustice of your frightful exile and as such today she herself is resurrected from the sleep of death opening the maternal bosom of her earth so that you may rest in well deserved peace with your glorious ancestors in the light of Him who conquered death!
Bishop Maxim and guests, Bishop Ignatije and Bishop Grigorije, visit Fair Oaks to celebrate parish Slava29. August 2012 - 9:34
His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoal and Bishop-administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American kyr Amfilohije in separate meetings these days received two Orthodox bishops in the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Buenos Aires, the seat of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American of the Serbian Patriarchate.
On Friday, August 17, Metropolitan Amfilohije was visited by Bishop John of Caracas and South American (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) and on Monday, August 20, the Metropolitan and our Cathedral church were visited by Metropolitan Siluan of Buenos Aires and All Argentina (Patriarchate of Antiochia).
A two year parastos was given by Mrs. Valerie Backo and family on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in memory of her father Metropolitan +Christopher of blessed memory.
Metropolitan Christopher, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America for over a decade, passed away on the eve of Transfiguration at his episcopal residence in Libertyville in 2010.
May the Lord grant him memory eternal.
Besides firemen and locals, also monks of the Tvrdos monastery and employees of the "Tvrdos Monastery Cellars" participated in fire fighting in an area of the village of Duzi. This is not the first time that the brotherhood of the monastery of Tvrdos helps in fire fighting in Herzegovina.